Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 14

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased publish the fourteenth Working Paper in its series on constitutional reform, by Dr Asanga Welikala, on ‘The Idea of Constitutional Incrementalism.’ Exactly two years after the remarkable regime change that made it possible, the reform process is admittedly looking threadbare, with what seems like the normal culture […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 13

6 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CPA is pleased to publish the thirteenth Working Paper on constitutional reform, ‘Establishing a Constitutional Court: The Impediments’ by Dr Nihal Jayawickrama. In this paper Dr Jayawickrama discusses the current proposal to introduce a Constitutional Court in its historical context, and critically examines the serious issues that would have to […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 11 & 12

6 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish two more Working Papers in its series on constitutional reform. Working Paper No.11, by Daniel Garcia, adopts an unequivocally left-wing ideological standpoint in arguing against the inclusion of socioeconomic rights in any future constitutional document, from the perspective of the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 10

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish its CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No.10 on Devolution under the Thirteenth Amendment: Extent, Limits, and Avenues for Reform by Dr Asanga Welikala. The paper is premised on the fact that, as the Constitutional Assembly addresses the issue of further devolution in the new constitution, there […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 8 and 9

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish two further papers in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series. Working Paper No.8, Civil and Political Rights in the Sri Lankan Constitution and Law: Making the New Constitution in Compliance with the ICCPR by Rohan Edrisinha and Asanga Welikala is a detailed and critical examination […]

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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 2 September, 2016

Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka

Working Paper No. 7, on Constitutionalising Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka by Mario Gomez, Conor Hartnett, and Dinesha Samararatne, offers an extensive overview of both Sri Lankan and global debates and trends on the constitutional recognition of justiciable socioeconomic rights. It deals critically with conventional critiques of constitutionalisation of these rights, and offers […]

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