Gehan Gunatilleke

Gehan Gunatilleke is an attorney-at-law, and a senior partner at the Colombo-based law firm LexAG. He is a post-doctoral fellow at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, with expertise in constitutional law, media law, and ethno-religious violence.

How a human rights law became a tool of repression in Sri Lanka

The ICCPR Act, modelled on an international human rights treaty meant to prohibit national, racial and religious hatred, has been distorted in Sri Lanka to punish blasphemy and target minorities

Feb 07, 2023

What next if President Rajapaksa resigns?

An explainer on the constitutional aftermath.

Jul 11, 2022

Latest Articles

How the IMF bailout is changing Sri Lanka’s foreign policy

The recent IMF bailout package has significantly shifted Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with major players such as China, India and the United States, though such shifts do not seem to bode well for its people

Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity

Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai

Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?

Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project

Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city

The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond