Michael Mendis and Asanga Welikala, RESHAPING THE EXECUTIVE: CHOOSING THE PRIME MINISTER IN A PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM, CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No 2, June 2016. The second paper in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series is on Reshaping the Executive:Choosing the Prime Minister in a Parliamentary System, by Michael Mendis and Asanga […]
Asanga Welikala, THE SRI LANKAN CONCEPTION OF THE UNITARY STATE: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND HISTORY, CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No 1, June 2016 ### The CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform 2016 addresses a number of critical issues in the current Sri Lankan constitution-making process. The series seeks to add key theoretical and comparative […]
Politics and Foreign Policy – A Presidential Event at the BMICH by Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu. On the 13th of June, the Policy Evaluation Unit of the Presidential Secretariat and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies with the distinguished participation of President MaithripalaSirisena hosted a dialogue on, “Sri Lanka in Global Affairs: The Journey since January […]
27th May 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: News reports indicate that the former Director General of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita has been appointed as an Additional Secretary of the Home Affairs Ministry. As widely reported, Mr. Palpita is indicted before the High Court of Colombo in terms of the offences against the Public Property […]
This issue of the Saama Vimarshi is around the theme of Transitional Justice. The Sinhala newsletter can be downloaded here.
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 […]
20 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Almost seven years have lapsed since the end of the war, yet Sri Lanka continues to remain a deeply divided society. Empirical evidence from the four waves of the ‘Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka’ public opinion survey conducted by Social Indicator (SI), the survey research arm of the Centre […]