Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 November, 2016

A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils, August 2016 edited by Dr Asanga Welikala. The conference was organised by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), with the participation of delegations from all nine Provincial Councils including Governors and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 April, 2016

The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution: Content and Context

28 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was pleased to publish the above volume edited by Dr Asanga Welikala, Research Fellow. The publication seeks to understand and explain the constitutional changes of the Nineteenth Amendment, through both a legal as well as more contextual political analysis. The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 15 February, 2016

The Road to Temple Trees – Sir Ivor Jennings and the Constitutional Development of Ceylon: Selected Writings

Editor: Dr H. Kumarasingham, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was pleased to publish the above volume on 18th December 2015. Sir W. Ivor Jennings (1903-65) was a critical player in the negotiations for Ceylon’s independence and the key architect of the constitution that was in operation between […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 December, 2015

An Introduction to the New Constitution

This booklet contains a collection of suggestions that can be taken into consideration if Sri Lanka is to have a new Constitution in the near future. These suggestions are specifically derived upon analyzing South Africa’s and Kenya’s Constitutions. The booklet would be most useful as a source for the public for information on constitution-making. Download […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 August, 2015

Saama Vimarshi – August 2015

Download the August 2015 edition of the Saama Vimarshi below. Saama Vimarshi – August 2015

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 June, 2015

Reforming Sri Lankan Presidentialism: Provenance, Problems and Prospects

Access the dedicated site for the book here. ### Following on from the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA)’s previous two-volume collection, The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice (2012), it represents an experiment with publishing scholarly thinking on issues of constitutional significance in the public interest, which I hope […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 29 May, 2015

A Brief Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution

The 19th Amendment to the 1978 Constitution is cited as one of the key policy achievements of President Maithripala Sirisena’s 100 day programme. It was passed in Parliament on 28th April 2015 with 212 Members of Parliament voting in favour and with a reported 174 amendments being considered during the committee stage of the Bill […]

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