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

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