About Us

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) is a not-for-profit research think-tank that works on public policy issues in Sri Lanka with a special focus on issues affecting the Tamil polity in the island. ACPR commenced operations in September 2016. ACPR is based in Jaffna and works throughout the North-East. ACPR is an independent non-partisan organisation and does not associate itself with any other organisation or political party. The vision of ACPR is the creation of a politically, socially and economically just pluri-national Sri Lanka. The mission of ACPR is to be an active contributor of informed and research-based activism within the Tamil polity, to report on public policy issues that are of special relevance to the North-East of Sri Lanka, to create internal capacity for autonomy and self-government in the North-East and to contribute critically towards justice, accountability and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka.

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Issue Brief No. 3 – Tamil Political Prisoners: Suggestions for a Comprehensive Legal Policy Approach

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) Issue Brief No. 3 Tamil Political Prisoners: Suggestions for a Comprehensive Legal Policy Approach May 7, 2018 Full brief with footnotes available for download in English as a PDF here.  I. Introduction Mr. Satchithanantham Ananthasuthakaran, sentenced to life under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in 2017, was given three…

RELEASE: April 2018 – Special Introductory Newsletter

April 30, 2018 – ACPR today released our first-ever monthly newsletter. This special introductory newsletter features information about our work and programs. Future newsletters will detail our work each month and upcoming events/releases.  To receive the newsletter straight to your inbox subscribe using the form to the right. Click here to read the full newsletter.

RELEASE: Launch of ‘Stories of Vaharai’ series in ‘Stories of Resilience’ project

April 9, 2018 – Today, the Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research launched a new series in the Stories of Resilience project titled, ‘Stories of Vaharai‘. The series focuses on highlighting the diverse experiences of Tamil survivors of the conflict from in and around the Vaharai region in the East.The stories featured present alternative narratives from survivors…

Statement by Tamil Civil Society condemning violence against Muslim community

Statement by Tamil Civil Society condemning violence against Muslim community March 6, 2018 We strongly condemn the violence being unleashed against the Muslim people in Kandy this week and in Ampara earlier last week. Initial reports from Ampara and Kandy make clear that the police by inaction were complicit in the violence. We, as Tamil civil society organizations who work…

Joint Civil Society Statement: In Solidarity with Families of Disappeared’ Year-Long Protest

Joint Civil Society Statement In Solidarity with Families of Disappeared’ Year-Long Protest February 20, 2018 Today marks one year since Families of the Disappeared took to the road in Kilinochchi, Marunthankerny (Jaffna), Vavuniya, Trincomalee and Mullaitivu demanding answers about the fate of their disappeared loved ones. Despite meetings with President Sirisena last year in which…