Jayadeva Uyangoda (BA, PhD) is presently Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Colombo; Director, Center for Policy Research and Analysis, University of Colombo; and Director, Center for Policy Alternatives, Colombo. He is former Chairman of the Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo. He has published extensively on ethnic politics, political violence, human rights, and conflict resolution. Professor Uyangoda has worked closely with the government of Sri Lanka in the areas of ethnic conflict resolution, peace negotiations, and constitutional reform. He co-edited Essays in Constitutional Reform (1994), and Matters of Violence, Reflections on Social and Political Violence in Sri Lanka (1997). He is presently working on a book to be titled Sri Lanka: Modernity, Social Change and Claims of Justice.