Vasana Wickremasena | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Vasana Wickremasena is IWPR's Sri Lanka country representative. A legal, development and communications specialist, he is also the recipient of the prestigious Harry Brittain Fellowship awarded by the Commonwealth Press Union. He has trained journalists in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, as well as directing the advanced journalism course at the Open University of Sri Lanka and as the senior legal advisor to USAID in Sri Lanka, Wickremasena has worked with Sri Lanka's Bar Association, Legal Aid Commission and the Judicial Services Commission. With a strong background in media law and ethics, Wickremasena was also the first complaints officer of the self-regulated Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka and served as secretary to the Code of Ethics Review Committee of the Sri Lanka Press Institute.