Focusing on the work of Sri Lankan legislators, this book offers a model of representation in examining parliamentary systems, especially those found in the Third World. It explores an important part of legislators' responsibilities as the country seeks to decentralize its development planning.

chapter 1|10 pages


chapter 2|12 pages

Sri Lankan Society and Politics

chapter 3|9 pages

Legislative Attitudes

chapter 4|21 pages

Political Demands

chapter 5|18 pages

Constituency Service

chapter 6|23 pages

Law–Making and Representation

chapter 7|23 pages

Development Work

chapter 8|11 pages


chapter 9|10 pages

Is Parliament of Value?