University of Colombo

Centre for Policy Alternatives


Rohan Edrisinha

Rohan Edrisinha teaches at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka - specializing in Constitutional Law. He is also a founder, Director and Head of the Legal Division, Centre for Policy Alternatives, an independent public policy institute engaged in research and advocacy on conflict resolution, constitutional and law reform, human rights and governance related issues. LL.B University of Colombo; LL.M, University of California, Berkeley. Taught at the Faculty of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa-1995. At present a Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School - research on Religion, Ethnicity and Nationalism and the Sri Lankan Peace Process. Recent years - research and advocacy-exploring options for a political solution to Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict. He was an unofficial advisor to the Chief Government negotiator, the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, during the peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE in 2003/4 and attended the last 3 rounds of talks during that period.