Dr Asanga Welikala is Lecturer in Public Law at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, and the Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law. He is also a Research Associate of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies University of London and Research Fellow of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka. His research interests lie in comparative constitutional law, applied constitutional theory, and Commonwealth constitutional history. Since the change of government in January 2015, he has been involved in civil society initiatives to support the Sri Lankan constitutional reforms process. Asanga Welikala participated in the first Melbourne Forum in 2016.