Pre-General Election Poll 2000

In the context of the forthcoming general elections, there appears to be no dearth of opinions and theories as to what is best for the people of this country. Accordingly, Social Indicator, a private research organisation, embarked on a survey of 18 districts including some areas close to the zone of armed conflict, to assess the current situation of the Sri Lankan public, and gauge their views on what they feel is best for their future.

The results are findings from a recent opinion poll of 1008 respondents conducted by Social Indicator, from September 1-14, 2000. Social Indicator, the polling unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, is committed to conducting opinion polls as a means of providing a channel through which the public, especially marginalized groups can express their views. The organization is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) under the Governance and Institutional Strengthening Program, Sri Lanka, of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada. This survey was partly funded by the Sri Lanka chapter of Transparency International.
Pre-General Election Poll 2000
Pre-General Election Poll 2000
Pre-General Election Poll 2000

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.