Jayampathy Wickramaratne Member
Sri Lankan legal practitioner with 45 years experience, specializing in human rights, constitutional law, criminal law; former Member of Parliament; President’s Counsel, equivalent to QC. PhD for “Fundamental Rights in Sri Lanka”; PhD for "Towards Democartic Governance in Sri Lanka: A Constitutional Miscellany"; Master’s in public administration.
Skills/experience in constitutional law, human rights, devolution, legal reform, criminal justice, human trafficking, constitution and legal drafting, legal sector assessment, access to justice, capacity development of legal professionals, project formulation.
Consultancies in Lao PDR with UNDP, UNODC, EU, GIZ, Sida. Sri Lanka: Consultant/Senior Advisor, to President & Ministries of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, member of constitution drafting team, member/Law Commission. Papers/presentations in areas of specialization; Civil society: Bar Association official, Director & Manager/Programmes, Institute for Constitutional Studies; Also: law teaching, team player, good inter-personal skills, cultural sensitivity, analytical research, report-writing, editing, presentation skills, IT literacy.