Harini Amarasuriya is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka. She obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Social Anthropology. Her research interests include state society relations, political movements, dissent and activism. Recent publications include: 2017, ‘State of Human Rights: Constitutional Reforms’, State of Human Rights in Sri Lanka, Colombo: Law and Society Trust; 2015, ‘Elite Politics and Dissent in Sri Lanka’ The South Asianist, Vol 4 No 1; with Jonathan Spencer, “With that, discipline will also come to them: politics of post-war urban Colombo” in Current Anthropology, Special Issue; 2015, “Protests and Counter Protests: competing civil society spaces in post-war civil society in Sri Lanka” in Economic and Political Weekly Vol L No 9. Harini is a Board Member of the Law and Society Trust, the Centre for Women’s Research and Nest, a local community based mental health organisation.