Reconstitute Sri Lanka is a joint project of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law (ECCL) of the University of Edinburgh. Two teams of researchers in Colombo and Edinburgh work on the project, and it is directed by Dr Asanga Welikala, Senior Lecturer in Public Law at Edinburgh Law School, Associate Director of ECCL, and Senior Research Fellow at CPA.

The project undertakes research towards developing concrete legislative proposals for implementing governance reforms for irreversible democratisation in Sri Lanka. It also produces public information materials, including audio-visual social media content and training materials. This page hosts the outputs of the Reconstitute Sri Lanka project.






  • H. Kumarasingham (Ed.) (2015) The Road to Temple Trees by Sir Ivor Jennings  (Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives)



Working Papers

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Social Media

Reconstitute Sri Lanka on YouTube:


Episode 2: Reconstituting the Economic Constitution | Dr. Asanga Welikala

Episode 3: Reconstituting the Political Constitution | Dr. Asanga Welikala

Episode 4: Reconstituting Governance | Dr. Asanga Welikala


Episode 1: ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාමය විකල්ප | දේශපාලන උපාය ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කිරීම

Episode 2: ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාමය විකල්ප | ආර්ථික ක්‍රමවේදය ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කිරීම

Episode 3: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කිරීම | දේශපාලන ක්‍රමය ප්‍රති-ව්‍යවස්ථාගත කිරීම

Episode 4: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ප්‍රතිනිර්මාණය කිරීම | රාජ්‍ය පාලන ක්‍රමය ප්‍රති-ව්‍යවස්ථාගත කිරීම


Episode 1: இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்பு மறுசீரமைப்பு / மாற்று அரசியலமைப்பு / அரசியல் மூலோபாய சீர்திருத்தம்

Episode 2: இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்பு மறுசீரமைப்பு | பொருளாதார அரசியலைமப்பினை உருவாக்குதல்

Episode 3: இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்பு மறுசீரமைப்பு | அரசியல் யாப்பை மீள்ட்ட்மைத்தல்

Episode 4: இலங்கையின் அரசியலமைப்பு மறுசீரமைப்பு | அரசியலமைப்பு மாற்றீடுகள்