DR. PRADEEP PEIRIS
Dr. Pradeep Peiris obtained his PhD in Political Science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and has gained recognition in Sri Lanka and South Asia as a survey researcher. In 1999 he founded Social Indicator the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and functioned as the head of the organization till May 2011. He has published and presented papers on a range of subjects ranging from the federal debate in Sri Lanka to the state of democracy in Sri Lanka. His research interests include conflict resolution and management, the functioning of public opinion polling, the state of democratic accountability and the changing bases of political parties in Sri Lanka.