Professor Wasantha Seneviratne is the Head of the Department of Public and International Law, Professor in the Department of Public and International Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has been teaching, researching and publishing in International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law for about 25 years. Currently, she teaches Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in many law teaching institutions in Sri Lanka. She has authored and published book chapters, a number of research articles in local and international journals and presented several research papers at a number of international and local research conferences. Theories of Public International Law, humanitarian interventions and use of force, concept of responsibility to protect and its application in current situations, continued relevance of humanitarian law in post conflict situations, transitional justice and human rights application in armed conflicts are some of the areas of her research. Currently, she serves as the editor in chief of Sri Lanka Journal of International Law published by University of Colombo. She has done her postgraduate research studies in law in International Law with special reference to ‘Conflict related displacement and the role of international organizations’. Wasantha Seneviratne is the Director of the Centre or the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), a research institute affiliated to University of Colombo. She is the coordinator of Masters in Human Rights programmes (MHR) in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in University of Colombo. She engages in dissemination of knowledge in the community and in particular to members of the armed forces and the Police. She is a member of the National Steering Committee of Police Reforms.
National Police Reform Committee - Appointed by the Minister of Law and Order to bring reforms to the Sri Lanka Police