Rohan Edrisinha

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Rohan Edrisinha, LL.B.(Hons.) "Colombo, LL.M (University of California, Berkeley) Director,and Head, Legal Unit, Centre for Policy Alternatives has taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo since 1986. His area of specialization is Constitutional Law. He taught at the Faculty of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1995 and was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, 2004/5. He attended the last 3 rounds of peace negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE as an advisor to the Forum of Federations and the chief Government negotiator, the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Prof, G.L.Peiris. In recent years his research has focused on federal options for bridging the gap between the negotiating parties. His most recent paper, Multination Federalism and Minority Rights in Sri Lanka is published in Multiculturalism in Asia edited by Will Kymlica and Baogang He, published by OUP and released in October 2005.

"He was a founder Co-Director of the Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, University of Colombo from 1992-1995 and a founder of the Council for Liberal Democracy, and its Secretary General, from 1989 to 1993. He was also Deputy Secretary General of the Liberal Party from its inception in 1987 until his resignation from the party in 1993. In 1995 he was a member of two committees appointed by the Government to propose media law reforms." [1]