Role of the Ombudsman

?Role of the Ombudsman? highlights the importance of the office of the Ombudsman in achieving transparency, accountability and good governance. It draws attention to the weaknesses which plagues this office and makes recommendations for strengthening it. It includes a detailed study of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman), a critical analysis of the Role of the Ombudsman in Sri Lanka with some comparisons with South Africa and Reflections on the Role of the Ombudsman in Sweden. The Role of the Ombudsman is the result of a seminar conducted by the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Published in English, Sinhala and Tamil.

Local: Rs. 150
Overseas: US$ 7

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.