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

Rear Admiral HGU Dammika Kumara, VSV, USP, psc, MMaritimePol, BSc (DS)

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. 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
Jayanath RanatungaHead of the Department, Department of Military LawCoordinator
Nethmi KodithuwakkuTemporary Assistant LecturerSecretary
Darshani JayakodySenior Lecturer Gr – II Member
Nadana KonaraLecturer (Probationary)Member
Kalyani JayasekeraSenior Lecturer Gr – II Treasurer

Working Committee

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

Jayanath RanatungaHead of the Department, Department of Military LawChairman
Niraj WijesundaraStudentMember
Apurwa NisaliStudentMember