Sri Lanka and its democratic revolution: the constitutional challenge of unity and diversity
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AbstractThe results of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election on 17 August can be seen as an endorsement of recent reforms to limit the powers of the executive presidency and strengthen democratic governance. But Asanga Welikala stresses that the political difficulties ahead must not be underestimated, particularly the challenge of finding a constitutional settlement that addresses ethnic and religious pluralism while maintaining the unitary character of the Sri Lankan state.
Welikala, Asanga (2015) Sri Lanka and its democratic revolution: the constitutional challenge of unity and diversity. South Asia @ LSE (01 Sep 2015) Blog.