Rukshana joined the ILC as the global policy and advocacy expert in May 2019. Prior to that he worked for Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin where he held three different portfolios: advocacy manager for sustainable development goals, regional outreach manager for Asia Pacific and senior regional coordinator for South Asia. Rukshana's past work experiences also cover being the Deputy Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, Lecture in Law at University of Colombo and a researcher in human rights issues at International Centre for Ethnic Studies and Law & Society Trust in Sri Lanka.
He is a lawyer by training and a Fulbright Scholar and Summer Fellow of the Centre for Democracy, Development & Rule of Law of Stanford University, USA. He holds a LLM in International & Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School and LLM in Human Rights Law from University of Hong Kong.
In addition to being a social justice advocate, Rukshana is also a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher.