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Executive Director

    Dinusha Panditaratne has been Executive Director of LKI since August 2015. Dr. Panditaratne received her initial degree in law with first class honours from the University of Oxford, where she was a Markby Scholar at Balliol College and won the University Prize for first place in Administrative Law. She received her master’s and doctorate from Yale Law School, where her doctoral thesis focused on international human rights law.

    Dr. Panditaratne serves on the Executive Committee of the Centre for Rights and Justice in Hong Kong, and on the International Advisory Board of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. She is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network (APLN) for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

    Prior to her appointment at LKI, Dr. Panditaratne was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Panditaratne is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York and previously worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, an international law firm on Wall Street.

    Recent Publications

    President Trump: Implications for Sri Lanka

    What did Trump’s Inaugural Address say on Foreign Policy?

    Spotlight on United Nations’ Peacekeeping with Dr. Philip Cunliffe

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