Centre for Policy Alternatives on 5 November, 2016

CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform: Number 10

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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 is still very little objective knowledge about the existing framework devolution that has been practiced under the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution (1987) for nearly thirty years. Taking note of serious problems with the Thirteenth Amendment model, which need to be addressed, the paper is aimed at outlining the experience of devolution under the Thirteenth Amendment, in the hope that so understood, both its strengths and weaknesses can be borne in mind when what would hopefully be a better, fairer, and more durable model of multilevel government is designed for Sri Lanka.

Download the paper here.