Dr. Rohan Perera
Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York
Dr. Amrith Rohan Perera has been the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in New York since April 2015. Mr. Perera had a career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka spanning more than 30 years, during which time he was closely associated with bilateral, regional and multilateral affairs, particularly in the field of treaty negotiations. During his tenure as Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Perera dealt with legal issues relating to Ocean Management, including work relating to the then ongoing Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, as well as bilateral negotiations on maritime boundary issues. Since 2009, he has also served as Consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Until 2011, Mr. Perera served as a member of the International Law Commission, having been elected by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. He also chairs the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on Measures to Eliminate Terrorism. Mr. Perera holds a Doctorate of Philosophy of Law from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a postgraduate Diploma in International Law and Development from the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague.