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Laksiri Jayasuriya Professor Emeritus, University of Western Australia

Laksiri Jayasuriya, currently Emeritus Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, is a graduate of the University of Sydney, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London. Previously he was the Foundation Professor of Sociology and Social Welfare at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. In Australia he held the Foundation Chair of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Western Australia. His publications include Welfarism and Politics in Sri Lanka (2000), Immigration and Multiculturalism in Australia (1997), The Asianization of Australia? Some Facts about the Myths (co-author, 1999), The Changing Face of Electoral Politics in Sri Lanka (2005) and The Legacies of White Australia (co-editor, 2002).