Campaign Finance, Materials

The Regulation of Campaign Finances and the Electoral Process in Sri Lanka

It is the eighth decade that’s being elapsed since Sri Lanka was bestowed with universal franchise. Apart from few instances, which took place in certain elections, Sri Lanka could boast of a proud history in terms of elections with a unique identity. If any electoral reform regardless of its model or approach, should take place following the tradition that reflects…

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Campaign Finance, Presidential Election 2019, Press Conference, Situation Update

Disclosure of Campaign Costs of Candidates Contesting Presidential Election 2019

A special unit established at CMEV to track election campaign cost of the presidential election 2019 launched its first interim report at HARTI Centre Colombo 07 today morning. This is the first time in election history to disclose election campaign costs and Dr. Psaravanamuttu, Co-convener of CMEV, Manjula Gajanayake of CMEV and Ransi Karunarathne , Project Coordinator attended at this…

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Campaign Finance, Situation Update

CMEV debate on Delhi Declaration on Political Finance Regulation in Sri Lanka

During the discussion on campaign finance and declarations of assets and liabilities organised by CMEV in partnership with International IDEA which was held at Janaki Hotel, Colombo 05 on 02 nd December 2016, CMEV launched   the translated version of the Delhi Declaration and the first copy was handed over to Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, Chairman of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka by Dr. P. Saravanamuttu,…

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Campaign Finance, Paper Articles

Ravaya Paper Article

Unlimited and Unregulated nature of election campaign finances is a serious issue in Sri Lanka. Policy makers of this country should immediately act in formulating a Campaign Finance Legislation as part of the overall electoral reform process of Sri Lanka. This Article analyzes the findings of the Election Campaign Cost Monitoring Initiative of the CMEV on the Presidential Election 2019.  Original Article…

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Campaign Finance, Paper Articles

Campaign finance reforms essential – CMEV

The hot topic these days is electoral reforms. Each and every political party is concerned with the electoral reforms and many proposals have been brought in. One of the major election monitoring bodies, Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) Technical Advisor D.M. Dissanayake, speaking to Ceylon Today, expressed views about these proposed electoral reforms. Read the article in full here