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VISHAKAN KRISHNADASAN

Background

  • KRISHNADASAN, VISHAKAN was born on September 16, 1931 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Education

    • University of Ceylon, 1950-1954, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History. University of London, 1954-1960, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Master of Laws, Diploma International & Comparative Air Law. Gray's Inn, London, 1954-1958, Barrister-at-Law.

      Spoken languages: English, Sinhalese, Tamil.

    Career

    • Legal Counsel and Secretary of the Council, Office(s) of the Rector, United Nations University since 1988. Legal Counsel, United Nations University, 1982-1988. Legal Advisor, Commonwealth Fund for Tech Cooperation, United Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of Technical Cooperation for Development, United Nations, 1975-1982.

      Senior Legal Advisor on International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1971-1974, Ministry of Legal Affairs, 1965-1971, Government of Zambia.

    Membership

    Member: American Society of International Law. British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

    Personality

    Interests

    Matters related to the law of the sea. Environmental law, international and comparative law. International relations.

    Tennis, driving.

    Connections

    • Spouse Doris, National of Germany.
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