Brandeis Fellow named President of the Court of Appeals for Sri Lanka


Shiranee Tilakawardane, the first woman appointed as a Court of Appeal Judge in Sri Lanka, was named President of the Court of Appeals for Sri Lanka in February 2003. Judge Tilakawardane is a Brandeis International Fellow in Human Rights, Intervention, and International Law. Her 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.