Parliamentary Committee Systems

Parliamentary Committee Systems is a critical appraisal of the Parliamentary Committee system now obtaining in Sri Lanka from a normative and comparative perspective. A shorter version of this paper was first presented by Asanga Welikala, Research Associate (Legal and Constitutional Unit) at a Workshop on The Role and Relevance of Parliament organised by the Centre for Policy Alternatives for first time Parliamentarians, 12th to 15th July 2002, Hotel Triton, Ahungalla. The paper includes annexures containing a summary of recommendations and draft amendments to Standing Orders for the establishment of Oversight Committees.
Parliamentary Committee Systems

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.