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Mr. Kanishka Weerasinghe

Mr. Kanishka Weerasinghe

Mr Kanishka Weerasinghe is the Director-General / Chief Executive Officer of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon in Sri Lanka. He is an elected substitute employer member of the Governing Body of the ILO for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Mr. Kanishka Weerasinghe is the Director-General / Chief Executive Officer of the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon. An attorney-at-Law by profession, Mr. Weerasinghe is a former State Counsel of the Attorney General’s Department and counts over twenty-five years in the bar. He has obtained post graduate qualifications in International Relations / Affairs, including a Masters. He has also received executive education from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He holds several concurrent positions nationally and internationally. In addition to being a (employer) member of the Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM-TWG) that functions under the aegis of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization, he is an elected substitute employer member of the Governing Body of the ILO for the Asia-Pacific region.

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