Three years: Glass half full?

Three years: Glass half full?
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe On 8 January 2015, the Sri Lankan polity experienced an unexpected change. A President who planned to rule until he could hand over power to his son lost by half a million...
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Au Sri Lanka, la cité fantôme de l’omnipotente famille Rajapakse
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Président de 2005 à 2015, battu lors des dernières élections, Mahinda Rajapakse tente de revenir sur le devant de la scène. Il prépare aussi l’arrivée de son fils, Namal qui a repris sa province d’Hambantota. Reportage Petite ville perdue dans...
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The Limits of the Presidential Portfolio and its Implications for the Office on Missing Persons
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This brief, published by our legal team, analyses the limitations on the powers of the Executive President to assign subjects and functions to Ministers under the 19th Amendment (19A) to the Constitution. In particular, this paper argues that the Constitution...
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දින සියයේ වැඩපිළිවෙළ අසාර්ථකයිද?
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2015 ජනවාරි 09 වැනි දින ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ හයවැනි විධායක ජනාධිපතිවරයා ලෙස මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන දිවුරුම් දුන්නේය. ජනපති සිරිසේනගේ ඡන්ද ව්‍යාපාරය දිවෙන ලද්දේ කෙටිකාලීන සහන වැඩසටහන් සහ දිගුකාලීන ව්‍යුහමය වෙනස්කම් පිළිබඳ පොරොන්දු රැගත් දින 100 වැඩපිළිවෙළ පදනම්වය. මෙම පොරොන්දු ජනාධිපතිවරයා පත් වී...
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71 out of 100: Yahapalanaya’s 100-Day Programme in retrospect
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Manthri.lk, a website dedicated to monitor the performance of Parliamentarians, under an initiative of Verite Research, has given a score of 71% to the Maithripala Sirisena administration, based on its latest assessment on the promises fulfilled in terms of the...
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Electoral Reform in Sri Lanka: Mixed-Member Proportional System
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This report examines the key features and functions of a Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system that needs to be considered when engaging in electoral system reform. It provides recommendations that address the President's election campaign promises on electoral reform. It...
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Presidential election 2015
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Anticipation of voter behaviour in the 2015 presidential election can be informed by the evolution of voter trends in previous elections. Analysis of election results in Uva over the last decade suggests that the war and war-victory created a deviation...
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Provincial Council Elections 2014
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Sri Lanka’s Western and Southern provinces went to the polls on 29 March 2014. The report analyses political party performance across using historical, polling division and preferential vote data sets. It also uses socio-economic data to assess the the impact...
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Provincial Council Elections 2013
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Three of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces, the Central (CP), North-Western (NWP) and Northern Provinces (NP), went to polls in September 2013. These provinces, when combined together, account for about a quarter of the island’s Sinhala and Muslim populations and over...
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