Sri Lanka’s Guarantor Branch: Constitutional Resilience by Stealth?

Dinesha Samararatne will draw from her study of the evolution of the Guarantor Branch in Sri Lanka to argue that early signs are that this branch is a constitutional innovation that is developing resilience by stealth. Even though the Guarantor Branch has not been supported by strong governments or by the judiciary, it has been central to the state formation project in Sri Lanka, as a way of advancing constitutionalism.