Members

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has ninety-three members from sixteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. The APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

Dinusha PANDITARATNE

Dinusha PANDITARATNE

Honorary Nonresident Fellow and Former Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies

Dinusha Panditaratne is currently serving on the executive committee of the Centre for Rights and Justice in Hong Kong and on the International Advisory Board of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. She is a former Executive Director of the LKI.

Dinusha Panditaratne is the former Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI). Prior to her appointment at LKI, Dr. Panditaratne taught as an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (from which she is on extended leave) and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Panditaratne previously worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, an international law firm in New York. 

Panditaratne also serves on the executive committee of the Centre for Rights and Justice in Hong Kong and on the International Advisory Board of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. She received her initial degree with first class honors from the University of Oxford, and received her master’s and doctorate from Yale Law School. Her scholarship and teaching focuses on public law and international law, including international human rights and international humanitarian law.