Category: Position Papers/ Legislative Briefs

TISL Position Papers



Public accountability of public finance, is one of the cardinal principles of a participatory parliamentary democracy1, which historically, in constitutional traditions are closely connected to civil liberties. As such, full control over public finance is constitutionally vested in Parliament.2 Financial oversight of the public purse is facilitated by the Committee ... Read More
July 29, 2014haritha


The controversy on imported milk powder that erupted in August 2013 resulted in the Cabinet of Ministers appointing a cabinet subcommittee to resolve the issues surrounding the importation of milk powder.  The torrent of allegations and counter claims overwhelmed the citizenry.  The sequence of events unfolded roughly in the following ... Read More
February 10, 2014haritha


The procedure adopted by the Mahinda Rajapakse government to remove Chief Justice Dr. (Mrs.) Shirani Bandaranayke from the office of Chief Justice through an impeachment has turned a dissension in to a serious crisis that alters the balance of power in the constitutional order of functioning of the Executive, Legislature ... Read More
May 8, 2013haritha


The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, widening the access to higher education and recalling the State responsibility in fulfilment of the Right to Education, on June 29th, 2012, significantly declared that the application of a common formula of Z – Score for the candidates who sat for the General Certificate ... Read More
December 3, 2012haritha