The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has compiled the present document containing recommendations for legal reform in response to the call by the Law Commission of Sri Lanka through the Bar Association of Sri Lanka requesting submissions. CPA welcomes this call for public submissions and engages in the process, cognizant of its importance in the context of ongoing reform based on principles of transparency, inclusivity and participation.

CPA has over the years conducted research and advocacy on a range of issues and has been involved in conversations on legal reform and in challenges to arbitrary and unjust Bills. This document contains recommendations based on CPA’s work, which are listed according to specific issues and legislation. More information on the particular areas highlighted and CPA’s work can be found at

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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.