The operational structure of the Centre comprises three main bodies: Advisory Panel, Executive Committee and Working Committee.

Advisory Panel

Guides and advices on the operation and activities of the organization.

Senior Advisor


Vice Chancellor
Major General Milinda Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil (Ind) PGDM

Mr. Ravi Algama
Attorney at Law
Senior Counsel
Former Chairman, Environmental Foundation.


Dr. Lalanath De Silva
LLM (Washington), PhD (Sydney), Attorney at Law.
Head, Independent Redress Mechanisms,
Green Climate Fund,
Republic of Korea.

Dr. Jagath Gunawardhana
PhD (Honorius Causa) (USJP),
Attorney at Law. Advisor, Central Environmental Authority.

Dr. Kokila Konasinghe
LLB (Colombo), LLM (Erasmus), PhD (Keele),
Attorney at Law.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

Dr. Sumudu Atapattu
LLM (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)
Attorney at Law.
Executive Director, Madison Human Rights Programme
and Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Wisconsin, USA.

Mr. Hemantha Vithanage
BSc (Kelaniya).
Executive Director, Centre for Environmental Justice,
Former Executive Director, Environmental Foundation

Executive Committee

Decides collectively on the operation, activities and other relevant matters related to the proper functioning of the organization, and to monitor their implementation.

Mangala WijesingheDean, Faculty of LawChairman
Asanka EdirisingheSenior Lecturer (Gr. II)Coordinator/Secretary
Namudi MudaligeSenior Lecturer (Gr. II)Member
Lihini De SilvaSenior Lecturer (Gr. II)Member
Kalyani JayasekeraHead, Department of Civil LawTreasurer

Working Committee

Implements the decisions made and actions taken by the Executive Committee.

Asanka EdirisingheSenior Lecturer (Gr. II)Chairman
Intake 35Aswida BenedictMember
Intake 35Disali GunasekeraMember
Intake 36Sulakna WickramathilakeMember
Intake 36Lakpura NuwanMember
Intake 37Pradeep HemasingheMember
Intake 37Geilee SkandakumarMember