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Gamini Lakshman Peiris

Government official , vicechancellor

Gamini Lakshman Peiris, Sri Lankan government official. Recipient Presidential award, 1987. Vice chair Janasaviya Trust Fund; member President Committee Youth Unrest, 1989; member National Education Committee, executive committee Association Teachers and Researchers in Intellectual Property Law; board governors Institute Fundamental Studies. Member International Academy Comparative Law (associate), Inc. Society Legal Education.

Background

PEIRIS, Gamini was born on August 13, 1946 in Colombo. Son of Glanville S. Peiris and Lakshmi C. Salgado.

Education

Student, St. Thomas' College. Student, University Ceylon. Student, Oxford University.

Career

Professor law University Colombo, since 1979, dean faculty law, 1982-1988, vice chancellor. Director National Film Corporation Sri Lanka, 1973-1988. Commissioner Law Commission Sri Lanka, since 1986.

Minister justice and constitutional affairs Government of Sri Lanka, Colombo, since 1994, also deputy minister for finance. Visiting fellow All Souls College Oxford University, 1980-1981. Butterworths visiting fellow Institute Advanced Legal Studies University London, 1984.

Distinguished visiting fellow Christ's College, Cambridge, 1985-1986. Smuts visiting fellow commonwealth studies University Cambridge, 1985-1986. Chairman Committee Vice Chancellors of Universities Sri Lanka.

Member Securities Council Sri Lanka, since 1987.

Membership

Vice chair Janasaviya Trust Fund. Member President Committee Youth Unrest, 1989. Member National Education Committee, executive committee Association Teachers and Researchers in Intellectual Property Law.

Board governors Institute Fundamental Studies. Member International Academy Comparative Law (associate), Inc. Society Legal Education.

  • International Academy Comparative Law (associate)

  • Incorporated Society Legal Education

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking.

Connections

Son of and Lakshmi C. (Salgado) P. Married Savitri N. Amarasuriya, 1971.

father:
Glanville S. Peiris

mother:
Lakshmi C. Salgado

spouse:
Savitri N. Amarasuriya