Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Protest, Dissent, and Political Change in Post War Sri Lanka

4 1 2015
Edited by Luke Heslop, this collection of essays brings into focus some of the social, political, and economic changes that have taken place since the end of the war, linking them to events that have unfolded throughout Sri Lanka’s tumultuous post colonial experience. The issue also contains some fantastic photography by Kalpa Rajapasha and Madhava Meegaskumbura.

Table of Contents


Protest, dissent, and political change in post war Sri Lanka
Jonathan Spencer


Migrant mothers, family breakdown, and the modern state: an analysis of state policies regulating women migrating overseas for domestic work in Sri Lanka PDF
Asha Abeyasekera, Ramani Jayasundere
Elite politics and dissent in Sri Lanka PDF
Harini Amarasuriya
Veiling the modular: literary language and subjective nationalism in Sinhala radio song of Sri Lanka, 1957-1964 PDF
Garrett Field
Fecund mullas and goni billas: gendered nature of anti Muslim rhetoric in post-war Sri Lanka PDF
Farzana Haniffa
Ethnocracy or republic? paradigms and choices for constitutional reform and renewal in Sri Lanka PDF
Asanga Welikala
The story of the "6% t-shirt": the hundred day struggle of the Federation of University Teachers' Association, Sri Lanka PDF
Dileepa Witharana

Exploratory Essays

Semi-authoritarianism and democracy in Sri Lanka, 2004–2015 PDF
Nayomi Field
Something little to ease my pain: an interpretation of an incident of self-harm PDF
Mihirini Sirisena


Photography PDF
Madhava Meegaskumbura
Photography Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 Image 6 Image 7
Kalpa Rajapaksha