In conversation with Tissa Jayatilaka
In this interview, Tissa Jayatilaka speaks about the Ceylon of his childhood and the experience of being part of the last batch of students enrolled at the University of Ceylon. Tissa also talks about the tumultuous period during the 1970s, the roots of the conflict and flags the opportunities as well as challenges facing post-war Sri Lanka.
Finally, Tissa speaks of academia, literature and his experience as one of the first members of the Council for Liberal Democracy, a think-tank that was founded in 1981, and of his friendship with Dr. Chanaka Amaratunga, who was the founder of the Council for Liberal Democracy and the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka. Tissa also flags the concerns with liberalism in Sri Lanka and the liberal democratic movement.