Dr. Deepika Udagama has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL).
Lionel Fernando, Saliya Pieris, Gazali Hussain and Ambika Satkunanathan have been appointed as Commissioners.
Deepika Udagama served as the Head of Department of Law, University of Peradeniya. She is Sri Lanka’s alternate member to the United Nations (UN) Sub-Commission on the promotion and protection of Human Rights, and the UN Sub-Commission’s Co-Special Reporter on Globalisation and its impact on Human Rights.
Dr. Udagama was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. She serves as the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Foundation’s Commission on Democracy and Human Rights. She holds and LLB and LLM (University of Colombo) and a JSD (Calif.).