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.
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.