Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 21 December, 2020

Submission to Experts Committee to Draft a New Constitution Appointed by the Ministry of Justice

December 9th 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), made the following submission which outlines CPA’s general views on the nature and form of a new constitutional settlement for Sri Lanka. The submission addresses some of the major constitutional issues that have been the basis of public debate for many years. Click here […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 April, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Papers 15 to 18

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is delighted to publish four new papers in its CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series. In Working Paper No.15, A Constitutional Court for Sri Lanka? Perceptions, Potential and Pitfalls, Dr Tom Gerald Daly asks, what promise does the possible establishment of a constitutional court hold out for Sri […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 12 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 14

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased publish the fourteenth Working Paper in its series on constitutional reform, by Dr Asanga Welikala, on ‘The Idea of Constitutional Incrementalism.’ Exactly two years after the remarkable regime change that made it possible, the reform process is admittedly looking threadbare, with what seems like the normal culture […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 13

6 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: CPA is pleased to publish the thirteenth Working Paper on constitutional reform, ‘Establishing a Constitutional Court: The Impediments’ by Dr Nihal Jayawickrama. In this paper Dr Jayawickrama discusses the current proposal to introduce a Constitutional Court in its historical context, and critically examines the serious issues that would have to […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 January, 2017

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform | Working Paper 11 & 12

6 January 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish two more Working Papers in its series on constitutional reform. Working Paper No.11, by Daniel Garcia, adopts an unequivocally left-wing ideological standpoint in arguing against the inclusion of socioeconomic rights in any future constitutional document, from the perspective of the […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 10

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish its CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No.10 on Devolution under the Thirteenth Amendment: Extent, Limits, and Avenues for Reform by Dr Asanga Welikala. The paper is premised on the fact that, as the Constitutional Assembly addresses the issue of further devolution in the new constitution, there […]

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Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 8 and 9

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish two further papers in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series. Working Paper No.8, Civil and Political Rights in the Sri Lankan Constitution and Law: Making the New Constitution in Compliance with the ICCPR by Rohan Edrisinha and Asanga Welikala is a detailed and critical examination […]

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