The dissertation “History, Powers, Functions and Nature of Independent State Commissions in Sri Lanka” was written by Dhamma Dissanayake and Jagath Liyana Arachchi and published by PAFFREL.
This book will be launched on Monday 28th September at 3.00 pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute. This is an introduction to that research book.
“The Independent State Commissions in Sri Lanka are an institutional mechanism that plays an important role in the process of democratic and people-friendly governance. The potential of State Commissions is well recognized in our country and this book is based on a study that balances Sri Lanka’s contemporary experience with these commissions and will further enhance the current public debate in Sri Lanka on independent commissions. It’s a work in progress for government officials, students and citizens alike. “
Honorary Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda
Division of Political Science and Public Policy Studies
University of Colombo
“Democracy succeeds by establishing the rule of law by establishing a rule in which both the rulers and the people are governed by the law, and this can only be achieved by strengthening the process of enforcing the provisions of the law. If there is another place that needs to be done, it is the institution created by the Constitution, and if they are not functioning properly, we need to formalize and strengthen them in a way that enables them to function properly and to make the public aware of them. I consider it an important step that the history of the state commissions, the legal framework, their powers,It should be noted that this book, which includes their structural weaknesses, etc., will be useful for the knowledge and understanding of our citizens. “
Dr. AM Navaratne Bandara
Retired Senior Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Peradeniya
He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Policy Studies, University of Colombo. A former governor.
Jagath Liyana Arachchi
A lawyer. Is a human rights activist. He is an External Lecturer at the University of Kelaniya.
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) is a statement of the organization.