Responding to the Colombo Telegraph story; “Exposé: Centre For Policy Alternatives Defrauded And Hoodwinked Donors” the Centre for Policy Alternatives says that it will post a response to the allegations in the next two weeks.
The CPA’s powerful Executive Director, Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu who is currently in London attending a conference titled ‘The media in post war Sri Lanka: supporting democratisation in the era of the ‘War on Terrorism’” organized by “The International Association of Tamil Journalists”.
The CPA website says; “The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is aware of an article in the Colombo Telegraph website titled ‘Exposé: Centre For Policy Alternatives Defrauded And Hoodwinked Donors’ published on 10 October 2014. The article contains a number of allegations against the organisation and certain members of the staff. As the Executive Director is travelling on work, CPA will post a response to these allegations on his return to Sri Lanka in the next two weeks.”
Alerting Colombo Telegraph to the CPA’s web clarification, a Sri Lankan good governance activist said “if the CPA is not an authoritarian organisation, why does it need two weeks to respond? It looks like ‘Saravanamuttu is the CPA’, that is how the NGO system works”. “No difference to the Rajapaksas, we everyday, hear: Mahinda, Mahinda, Mahinda Chinthana etc” she further said.
CORRECTION: The first sentence of the last paragraph of this story has been adjusted to correct a language error.