Assessment of the electoral system in Sri Lanka
On the initiative of former President J.R.
Jayewardene, the PR system was introduced by the UNP in 1978. In
advocating this change, the UNP leadership justified it in terms of
the stability and economic development that would ensue, and also
the need for proportional representation of various groups in the
Kadirgamar: his foresight was a boost to local
Early in 1990 a committee was appointed under
the joint auspices of the International Labour Organization,
Institute for Construction Training and Development, and Ministry of
Policy Planning and Implementation, to examine the existing
consultancy services available to the construction industry and to
make recommendations for upgrading those services.