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(English) Current Members of the Commission

(English) Dr. Jagath Balasuriya

(English) Chairperson

(English) Dr. M.H. Nimal Karunasiri

(English) Commissioner

(English) Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara

(English) Commissioner

(English) Ms. Anusuya Shanmuganathan

(English) Commissioner

(English) Mr. H.K. Navaratne Weraduwa

(English) Commissioner

(English) Dr. Jagath Balasuriya

(English) Chairperson

(English) (Since 10 December 2020)

(English) Dr. Jagath Balasuriya, the Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka since 20th December 2020. He is an Attorney at law and practiced as a Criminal Advocate in the High Court of Srilanka. He is a Ph.D. holder in Political Science from Heidelberg University, Germany. He has worked under eminent Professors such as Professor Emanuel Sarkisyanz and Professor Dietmar Rothermund at South Asian Institute Heidelberg University. Dr. Balasuriya worked as an academic staff member of the University of Peradeniya and the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. From 1989- 1990, he has appeared on behalf of the rights of youth under the second JVP insurgency time. Later he became a Parliamentarian, a Cabinet Minister, and a Governor.

(English) Dr. M.H. Nimal Karunasiri

(English) Commissioner

(English) (Since 10 December 2020)

(English) Dr. Nimal Karunasiri is currently serving as a Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. He is also a Board Member of the National Authority for the Protection of Victims of Crimes and Witnesses. Further, he has responsibilities of the board memberships of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, Ayurvedic Medical Council, and Ayurveda Formulary Committee. Dr. Nimal became the Commissioner of Ayurveda in North-western Province in 2002 and served as the Western Provincial Commissioner of Ayurveda in 2008. After 6 years of tenure, he was appointed as the first-ever Director-General of the Department of National Community Water Supply. Then Dr. Nimal took over as the Head of Pharmaceutical Botany section at Bandaranayake Memorial Ayurveda Research Institute. He was the founder of the Government Ayurveda Medical Officers’ Association in 1993 and served as the President for 27 years until 2020. Dr. Nimal also was in charge as the President of the Government Executive Officers’ Association. He performed duties as a member of the Indigenous Knowledge Committee of the National Science Foundation and an external lecture at Wickramaarachchi Ayurveda Institute of the University of Kelaniya. Also, he was the President of the International Community Medicine Forum and a board member of the Master's Degree Committee of Sabaragamuwa University. Dr. Nimal obtained his bachelor's degree in Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery and Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He holds his Masters in Primary Health Care Management from the University of Mahidol, Thailand, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka. He also acquired a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospital Management from the University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. Dr. Nimal is seasoned with research and training programs held across a few countries.

(English) Dr. Vijitha Nanayakkara

(English) Commissioner

(English) (Since 10 December 2020)

(English) An accomplished executive with over 40+ years of experience in leadership, management and building diverse performance-driven teams. Highly successful in instilling a long-term vision for organisational growth across public, higher education and non-profit organisations. Currently serving as the Commissioner of Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and numerous Boards of Directors. --Current Positions-- Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka • Commissioner 2020 – Present University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka • Visiting Lecturer, Human Rights Centre 2019 – Present • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science 2017 – Present • Member, Board of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences 2020 – Present • Member, Board of Studies, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 – Present • Member, Board of Management, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education 2020 – Present Samurdhi Development Department • Member, Board of Directors, Samurdhi National Social Development Fund 2020 – Present --Positions Held-- • Vice-Chancellor, Open University of Sri Lanka 2012 – 2015 • Member, Advisory Council of Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) 2013 - 2015 • Executive Governing Board Member, CEMBA/MPA Commonwealth of Learning 2013 – 2015 • Head of the Department, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 2006 – 2010 • Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 1997 – 2006 • Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 1981 – 1997 • Member, Board of Directors, Sri Lanka Samurdhi Authority, Ministry of Economic Development 2010 – 2015 • Member, Board of Directors, National Institute of Co-operative Development 2010 – 2012 • Member, Board of Directors, Regional Economic Development Agency 2009 – 2011 • Member, Board of Directors, Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2006 – 2010 • Chairman, Arts Council, University of Peradeniya 2006 – 2010 • Member, Board of Directors, Human Rights Centre 2008 – 2009 • Warden of Hilda Obeysekara Hall, University of Peradeniya 2002 – 2007 • Member, Arts Council, University of Peradeniya 1986 – 1997 • Senior Treasurer, Sociological Association, University of Peradeniya 1985 – 1998 --Education-- Bangalore University India Doctor of Philosophy 2003 Title of thesis - The role of NGOs in development: A critical appraisal of poverty alleviation programmes in Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka Master of Arts 1997 Title of thesis – Socio-cultural factors affecting infant mortality in Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka Bachelor of Arts, Major in Sociology 1980 Second Class Honours

(English) Ms. Anusuya Shanmuganathan

(English) Commissioner

(English) (Since 10 December 2020)

(English) Ms. Anusuya Shanmuganathan is being served as a Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka since 10 December 2020. Ms. Shanmuganathan passed out from the Sri Lanka Law College in 1980 as an Attorney at law and became a Solicitor of England and Wales in 1990. Ms. Shanmuganathan appeared in District Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Sri Lanka as a private Attorney from 1980 -1984. Thereafter, she joined the Attorney General’s Department as an Assistant State Attorney in 1984. Ms. Shanmuganathan retired from the Attorney General’s Department in 2018 as a Senior State Attorney after serving 34 years of service. She communicates Sinhala Tamil and English. She is the Commissioner in charge Commissioner of Inquiries and Investigation Division of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

(English) Mr. H.K. Navaratne Weraduwa

(English) Commissioner

(English) (Since 10 December 2020)

(English) Mr. H.K. Navaratne Weraduwa (10 December 2020 to 11 October 2021)

(English) Past Members of the Commission

30th October 2015 – 10th December 2020

(English) Dr. Deepika Udagama(30 October 2015 to 31 August 2020) – Chairperson
Ms. Ambika Satkunanathan(30 October 2015 to 7 March 2020) – Commissioner
Mr. Hamid Ghazali Hussain(30 October 2015 to 10th December 2020)– Commissioner
Mr. Saliya Peiris(30 October 2015 to 31 April 2018) – Commissioner
Dr. Upananda Vidanapathirana(16 November 2015 to 11 October 2019) – Commissioner
Ms. Ramani Muttetuwagama(10 March 2019 to 10th December 2020) – Commissioner
Ms. Deepika Subasinghe(23 October 2019 to 10th December 2020) – Commissioner

2011 to 21st October 2015

(English) Justice Priyantha R. P. Perera -Chairperson
Dr. Bernard de Zoysa – Commissioner
Mrs. Jezima Ismail – Commissioner
Dr. M.A.J Mendis ( 18th February 2012 to 8th February 2015) – Commissioner
Mr. T.E Anandarajah – Commissioner

2006 - 2009

(English) (Late) Justice P. Ramanathan ( upto Nov 2006) Justice S.Ananda Coomaraswamy
Justice D. Jayawickrema – Commissioner
Mr. Mahanama Tilakaratne – Commissioner
Mr. M.T.M Bafiq – Commissioner
Ms. N.D. Abeywardena – Commissioner

2003- 2006

(English) Dr.Radhika Coomaraswamy – Chairperson
Dr. A. Zainudeen – Commissioner
Mr C. Senanayake – Commissioner
Dr. Deepika Udagama – Commissioner
Mr. N. Selvakkumaran – Commissioner

2000 - 2003

(English) Mr. Faisz Musthapha – Chairperson
Dr. A. Zainudeen – Commissioner
Dr. Godefroy Goonetillake – Commissioner
Mrs. Manouri Muttetuwegama – Commissioner
Mr. N. Selvakkumaran – Commissioner
Mr. Sarath Cooray – Commissioner

1997 – 2000

(English) Justice O. S. M. Seneviratne – Chairman
Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne – Commissioner
Professor Arjuna Aluwihare – Commissioner
Mr. Javid Yusuf – Commissioner
Justice T. Suntheralingam – Commissioner

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