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Chittharanjan AMERASINGHE, Sri Lankan international lawyer. Award, Cambridge University. Ceylon Government Commission, on Local Government 1969; American Society of Institute Law 1980-1983; Institute de Droit Institute 1981-1987, member since 1987; Institute Law Association since 1986; Senior Editorial Board, Project on Governing Rules of Institute Law', American Society of Institute Law.


Amerasinghe, Chittharanjan Felix was born on March 2, 1933 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Came to the United States, 1970. Son of Samson Felix and Mary Victorine (Abeyesundere) Amerasinghe.


Bachelor 1st class in Classics and Law, Cambridge (England) University, 1955. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Cambridge (England) University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1968.

Doctor of Laws, Cambridge (England) University, 1973. Master of Laws magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ceylon, Colombo, 1965.


Supervisor legal studies Trinity Hall Cambridge University, 1956-1958. Junior executive (legal) Caltex Oil Corporation, Colombo, 1959-1961. From lecturer to senior lecturer University Ceylon, 1962-1968, professor law, 1968-1971.

From counsel to senior counsel World Bank, Washington, 1970-1981. Executive secretary, director secretariat World Bank Administrative Tribunal, 1981-1996. Fellow Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, England, 1996-1997.

Judge United Nations Tribunal, New York City, since 1998. Consultant, legal advisor Government of Sri Lanka, 1964-1969, Common Fund for Commodities, Geneva, 1979-1981. Adjunct professor law American University, Washington, 1992-1995.

Honorary professor International Law University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1991-1994. Member advisory board Center International Environmental Law, London, 1987-1998, Sri Lanka Journal of International Law. Member Local Government Commission, Sri Lanka, 1968-1969.


President Sri Lanka Association of Washington, 1981, vice-patron, 1988-1991. Member American Society International Law (member executive council 1980-1983, senior editorial board project on governing rules international law since 1990, chairman international organization committee), Institute de Droit International (chairman Rapporteur Commission on international litigation since 1998), International Law Association, International Institute Human Rights (committee of honor Strassbourg), British Institute International Law, Oxford-Cambridge University Club (London).


  • Other Interests

    Religious reflection, classical and jazz music, art, artifacts, philately, photography, walking.


Married Wimala Nalini Pieris, June 25, 1964. Children: Shalini Therese, Marie Nilanthi, Charitha Felix.