Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

The Budget Process in Sri Lanka: Local and National Issue Analysis and Recommendations

This booklet is the outcome of the project aimed at Reconnecting Citizens and Local Authorities in the North, in Pradeshiya Sabhas. The objectives of this project were to increase citizen awareness and participation in the budget and planning process, and to foster more efficient and accountable PS’. This would increase the democratic strength of PS, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

Public Representatives, Taxpayers and Pradeshiya Sabhas

Whilst the Local Government level is the third of the levels of governance systems in Sri Lanka, it is sometimes referred to by names such as ‘regional government’ or ‘locations specific’ government body. In any case this tier is comprised of three further sub divisions namely Municipal Councils, Pradeshiya Sabhas, and Urban Councils. The main […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

MODEL BY-LAWS FOR PRADESHIYA SABHAS

The Pradeshiya Sabha Act No 15 of 1987 is undoubtedly significant in being the only legal administrative tool governing Pradeshiya Sabhas in Sri Lanka. All subsequent amendments have been incorporated in to this act including the recently approved Local Authorities (Special Provisions) Act, No. 21 of 2012, as covering the general and special requirements of […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

Meeting Procedure for Local Government Authorities

One of the special features identified through meetings with personnel from Pradeshiya Sabhas is the lack of knowledge on the legal background of the meeting procedures among members and officials of these Local Government Authorities. Particularly such knowledge that would help to increase the performance and effective service provision in these authorities. Following the conclusion […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

Accounting Procedure for Pradeshiya Sabhas

It was observed through a number of discussions and meetings of the project on Reconnecting Citizens in Local Authorities in the Northern Province that officers routinely encounter problems in the understanding and application of accounting procedures and processes and financial transaction in Pradeshiya Sabhas. Such financial matters may end up in court and result in […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 July, 2014

Concerns on the Expansion of the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons

25 July 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GOSL) dilution of the primary mandate of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons (COI). These concerns arise from the Gazette No.187/18, issued on 15th July 2014 expanding the […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 July, 2014

Constitutional and Legal Framework Governing Religious Freedom and Related Issues

23 July 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: More than a month after the events in Aluthgama, many questions remain in terms of justice and accountability regarding these and others developments related to ethnic and religious freedom in Sri Lanka. These questions are even more poignant as we mark 31 years since the deadly pogrom of July […]

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