I am Kamal Nissanka from Sri Lanka. I am a lawyer by profession and a keen student of politics.This interest of politics, goes back to my student days. After my graduation from the University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka in 1986 I joined hand with a small group intellectuals who were committed to liberal ideas and views. It was a period when great changes had taken place in Eatern Europe. I was in search of an explanation to those changes but in Sr lanka no body seemed interesting to address the phenomenon.
My facinating subject is political Ideology. Failure of socialism has diven me to seriously study other ideologies. As most intellectuals and academics in Sri Lanka I also thought that liberalism was buried and outdated with fall of the Liberal Paty in Great Britain in the early part of the 20th cenury.
But with my associasion with the Sri Lankan liberals I came to realise that liberalism is about empowerment of the individual and enhansment of freedom.
We were able to form the Liberal Party of Sr Lanka i 1987 and I was the editor of the party news paper.