Former Brandeis International Fellow Shiranee Tilakawardane named Supreme Court Judge in Sri Lanka

Tilakawardane participated in the 2001-03 BIF Program in Human Rights, Intervention, and International Law. She was the first woman appointed as a Court of Appeals Judge in Sri Lanka. Previously, she was a High Court Judge and an Admiralty Court Judge. Justice Tilakawardane's efforts are focused on the fields of equality, gender education, and child rights. She has been active in Sakshi of India's gender workshops for judges, the Asia Pacific Forum for Gender Education for Judges, and serves on the International Panel of Judges for the Child Rights Bureau.