CMEV discusses pathways out of Sri Lanka crisis through constitutional, electoral reform
The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) conducted on 31 May 2022 a half-day program to discuss the way out of the current political, economic and social crisis in Sri Lanka through the constitution and electoral reforms at Hotel Janaki, Colombo.
The program consisted of three panel discussions with distinguished experts in the field.
The first panel discussed looked at the present political, social and economic state of Sri Lanka. The panel consisted of Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Prof. Camena Gunaratna, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, OUSL and Dr. Pradeep Peiris, Department of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Colombo. The discussion was moderated by Mr. D.M.Dissanayake AAL.
The second panel discussion was about the 21st Amendment to the constitution as a solution for the present political crisis. The panel was chaired by Ms. Chathurika Akurugoda AAL, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and Mr Luwie Ganeshathasan AAL.
The third panel discussion was conducted on the "people’s mandate to recall their elected representatives – Constitution Vs. Public Demand". Mr H.R.P Peiris, Additional Commissioner - Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Mr. Jayantha Dehiattage AAL and Mr. Sudarashana Gunawardana were members of the expert panel and Mr. D.M. Dissanayake AAL moderated the discussion.
More than 40 Civil society leaders, activists and youths participated in the program.