Crisis and Struggle in Sri Lanka: One Year On

Thursday, 30 March 2023 | 11:00 to 12:30 EDT
Virtually via Zoom | Register here:

One year after Sri Lanka’s political and economic crises, we bring together a panel of academics, journalists, and activists to discuss the continuing challenges and possibilities for political change.

This event is part of the Demos, Democratization, and Democracy in South Asia series at York University and is presented by Jamhoor and the York Centre for Asian Research.


Swasthika Arulingam
Attorney at Law, President of the Commercial & Industrial Workers Union, Sri Lanka

Mythri Jegathesan
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Santa Clara University, USA

Thiruni Kelegama
Lecturer in South Asian Studies, University of Oxford, UK

Mahendran Thiruvarangan
Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics & English, University of Jaffna

Jayadeva Uyangoda
Professor of Political Science (Retd.), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Co-sponsored by: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; Department of Anthropology; Department of Politics; Department of Social Science; Department of Sociology; School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design; Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change; Graduate Program in Communication and Culture; Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.