Radhika and Nihal launch CPA’s THE REPUBLIC AT 40

The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice

SEE http://www.cpalanka.org/the-sri-lankan-republic-at-40-reflections-on-constitutional-history-theory-and-practice/

The Sri Lankan Republic at 40: Reflections on Constitutional History, Theory and Practice, a collection of scholarly essays edited by Asanga Welikala, Senior Researcher, Legal & Constitution Unit was launched at the 80 Club, 25, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07, on 21st December 2012.

CPA’s latest publication, in association with the F riedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (FNF), marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Sri Lankan Republic.

radhika coomSpeaking at the launch were its Editor as well as Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama and Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy.

About Asanga Welikala:    Asanga Welikala is a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, and a legal scholar specialising in constitution-making and peace processes. His recent publications include (with David Rampton) “Would the real Dutugemunu please stand up? The politics of Sinhala nationalist authenticity and populist discontent”, in Jonathan Goodhand et al, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka: Caught in the Peace Trap (Routledge, 2011)

Articles by Asanga Welikala

*‘Reconciliation in Sri Lanka means the youth must lead the way’: a sceptical response ….  Asanga Welikala 5 March 2012 ….. There is nothing objectionable in arguing for greater and more meaningful participation of youth in the political process, so long as this is not a substitute for a proper post-war constitutional settlement.

* Inconvenient truths: international accountability and domestic politics in Sri Lanka, …. Asanga Welikala 19 August 2011 ….  The Sri Lankan regime needs to be intellectually and electorally defeated. But in this task, the spectre of international intervention is not merely a distraction, but a hindrance.
* “Democracy, Pluralism and Constitutional Law: Remembering Neelan Thiruchelvam’s Intellectual Legacy,” … http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2012/07/democracy-pluralism-and-constitutional.html

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  1. Hugh Karunanayake

    As for me, anything that emanates from CPA is tainted. It is part of an agenda predetermined by its overseas financiers who do not have Sri Lanka’s interest at heart. These are the guys who hatched out the monstrosity called Yahapalana which is pillaging the country, and institutionalising criminal behaviour..

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