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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.

Interests

  • Other 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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Doris