Sri Lanka’s challenges brought forward to 2016?!

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Sri Lanka’s challenges brought forward to 2016?!

New Year has just dawned and this is also the time for personal resolutions, new expectations and beginnings. Looking back at 2015 and the way forward for Sri Lankan state, it continues to remain challenging! In this article, I would like to take stock of the challenges faced by us as a country in 2015 […]

SLRF 01 – Post-Election(s) Scenario in Sri Lanka and Prospects for Reconciliation and Young people.

October 23 0 Comments

SLRF 01 – Post-Election(s) Scenario in Sri Lanka and Prospects for Reconciliation and Young people.

This blog post is based on my recent contribution at a panel discussion organised by Sri Lanka Reconciliation Forum in Sydney. Introduction: The National Youth Policy of Sri Lanka defines youth as those between the age group of 15-29 (Page 11). Although I am not in that category any more, I would like to put […]

Governance between the elections: Drawing lessons for the new National Government in Sri Lanka

August 25 0 Comments

Governance between the elections: Drawing lessons for the new National Government in Sri Lanka

With the election results of no absolute majority to either of the parties in Parliament, the United National Party (UNP) that secured simple majority has invited all parties to form a national government. The whole concept of national government has never been a successful model in the history of Sri Lankan politics; hence it is […]

Nonprofit Governance 04: Good Governance and Nonprofit Organisations

February 11 0 Comments

Nonprofit Governance 04: Good Governance and Nonprofit Organisations

The general understanding among the public (I assume anywhere in the world) is that the standards of governance and accountability in the nonprofit sector is not in par with that of the private and public sectors. Ideally, given that nonprofit organisations depend on donations, public and/or government funding, it is imperative to maintain g a higher […]

Nonprofit Governance 03: Constituent/Representative Board Model

February 08 0 Comments

Nonprofit Governance 03: Constituent/Representative Board Model

The research on nonprofit governance further highlights the constituent or representative board model as another model of governance. According to this style of governance, there is a direct and clear link between the organisation’s board and its constituents. The Board of Directors (BoD) are also representing the constituents who also participate in policy development and […]

Nonprofit Governance 02: Policy Governance Model

February 07 0 Comments

Nonprofit Governance 02: Policy Governance Model

Governance context of the nonprofit organisations is an area of interest for most scholars who are interested in this subject. The next few articles of this series will therefore explore various governance models and analyse them. Policy governance model is the most commonly used among the nonprofit organisations. This model focuses on single organisation with […]

Nonprofit Governance 01: The Basics

February 07 0 Comments

Nonprofit Governance 01: The Basics

My current research and online studies have largely focused on the governance of nonprofit organisations. Hence, I have actually decided to work on a series of articles on this topic as a means of reviewing the work I have been involved in for nearly a decade and also to understand the developments of the contemporary […]

Tearing up the Magna Carta or Reconciling Human Rights & Counter-terrorism?

January 12 0 Comments

Tearing up the Magna Carta or Reconciling Human Rights & Counter-terrorism?

As a frequent reader of Foreign Policy online Journal, I was going through my weekend reading yesterday morning. The journal was entirely taken up by the recent attacks in Paris, France and among them my attention was immediately caught by an article named ‘Tearing up the Magna Carta[1]” on how fear risks trumping civil liberties […]

Towards strengthening multi-cultural policies and practices in Canberra

November 05 0 Comments

Towards strengthening multi-cultural policies and practices in Canberra

Recently, I got the opportunity to be part of a dialogue on multiculturalism and multi-faith in Canberra thanks to #Libby[1]. The objective of committing half a day for this engagement was mainly to familiarise myself with the work on the same subject matter I have been engaged in out of Australia over years. Having listening […]

Gough Whitlam didn’t make roads, harbours and ports, but he changed Australia: Lessons to Sri Lanka

October 23 0 Comments

Gough Whitlam didn’t make roads, harbours and ports, but he changed Australia: Lessons to Sri Lanka

Australia as a nation is in tears about the loss of Gough Whitlam, a much better legend than a Prime Minister. Irrespective of party differences, it is surprising to see how all Australians believe that the country would not be what it is, without him. As the Prime Minister Gough Whitlam had led a chaotic […]

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