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)
Published in: openSecurity'Reconciliation in Sri Lanka means the youth must lead the way': a sceptical response
There is nothing objectionable in arguing for greater and more meaningful participation of youth in the political...
Published in: HomeInconvenient truths: international accountability and domestic politics in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan regime needs to be intellectually and electorally defeated. But in this task, the spectre of...
Published in: HomeSri Lanka: war crimes and accountability
The report of an expert panel finds evidence of serious human-rights violations during Sri Lanka’s long civil war -...