Senior Director for Elections and Civil Society Development Visit to CMEV

Mr.Telibert Laoc, Senior Director for Elections and Civil Society Development, NDI, Asia met Dr.Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of CPA and Co-convenor of CMEV, and CMEV staff on March 22, 2022, to discuss current electoral developments in Sri Lanka and possible future collaborations. Laoc has been a long-time friend of campaigners of democracy in Sri Lanka. 

What was the impact of Senanayake- Chelvanayakam Pact 1965 on constitutional reform process?

Prof. Balasundarampillai, Former Vice Chancellor University of Jaffna Speaks about the “What was the impact of Senanayake- Chelvanayakam Pact 1965 on constitutional reform process?”. This video is created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

Did the Provincial Council System change Sri Lankan Governance System?

Dr. Nawarathna Bandara,Former Head, Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya Speaks about the “Did the Provincial Council System change Sri Lankan Government System?”. This video is created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

20th Amendment to the Constitution

Dr. P. Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) speaks about the “20th Amendment of the Constitution” and its impact on the checks and balances of power of three branches of the government. This video is created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) for the empowerment of women’s representation in Sri Lanka

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 08, 2022, CMEV conducted a round table discussion on the impact of Electoral Dispute Resolution (EDR) for the empowerment of women’s representation in Sri Lanka. The program was held at CPA/CMEV Office with the participation of more than 20 representatives from political parties, media and Civil Society Organisations. The discussion was integrated with commemorating women leaders such as Agnes Merion De Silva, Adeline Molamure and Vivien Gunawardana who were champions in advocating for women’s universal franchise in Sri Lanka. D.M. Dissanayake, Head of Operation CMEV in his presentation on the effectiveness of women quota for ensuring women participation in politics highlighted that there are many issues in the electoral system which need to be addressed for ensuring effective women participation. Ms. Kumarini Prathapasinghe, Assistant Election Commissioner explained about current policies and practices followed by the Election Commission to strengthen women’s political participation. The requirements of a gender-sensitive EDR system was discussed by Ms. Udeni Thewarapperuma representing the Gender and Election Working Group. Dr.P. Saravanamuttu, Executive Director of CPA and a Co-convenor of CMEV highlighted the significance of women’s role in politics and common activism for ensuring the space for women in the legislature. 

The activity was co-sponsored by the International Foundation for the Electoral system. 

What is the impact of the Official Languages ​​Act, 1956 on the Constitution?

Mr. S.G. Punchihewa, Attorney at Law, speaks about the term “What is the impact of the Official Languages ​​Act, 1956 on the Constitution?” and the impact for the constitution. This video is the Third of a series of short videos created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

1957 Bandaranaike – Chelvanayagam Agreement

Mr. Lionel Guruge, Senior Researcher CPA speaks about the term “1957 Bandaranaike – Chelvanayagam Agreement” and the impact for the constitution. This video is the Second of a series of short videos created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.

What does it mean by the constitution and why does reform matter?

Dr. Asanga Welikala speaks about the term “Constitution” and the importance of reforms of a constitution. This video is the first of a series of short videos created to enhance citizens’ awareness of constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka.


Executive Director of CPA & Co-convenor of CMEV Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu’s Northern Visit

Executive Director of CPA and Co-convenor of CMEV Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu with A.M.N. Victor, Coordinator of CMEV visited to Northern Province 24th to 26th of January 2022.

Following are some Photographs

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