Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2014

Vacancy: Media Relations and Communications Officer

Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has an opportunity for an experienced individual to be our MEDIA RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER. EXPERIENCE: Should have sound experience in web based social media curation and content creation, over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr platforms in particular. High competency in Microsoft Office suite and any leading DTP application, […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 August, 2014

Condemnation of violent attack on discussion with families of the disappeared

5 August 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) vehemently condemns the violent attack by a group of Buddhist monks and supporters on a discussion held in Colombo with the families of the disappeared on 4th August 2014. The discussion, at which, families had gathered to share reflections on the search for […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2014

An Introduction to the Local Authorities (Special Provisions) Act No.21 of 2012 and Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 2012

The laws of a country, which are the basis for the establishment of order in society, cannot by their nature remain static but need to be adapted to the changing needs of society. Amendment of legislation is therefore needed for several reasons: • To ensure the rule of law and equality for all citizens before […]

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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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