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Aritha Wickramasinghe

Lawyer - Social Education/i-Probono

Aritha is an international banking lawyer, the founding trustee of the UN Human Rights Office endorsed education initiative- Think Equal; a new subject being enrolled into schools across Sri Lanka that teaches children values and skills; and a founding director of iProbono’s Justice Programme; n online tech platform that connects people who need legal help but cannot afford it.

Having formerly been a lawyer at Clifford Chance and K&L Gates in London, he also works closely with the Government of Sri Lanka on education reform, and has advised the British Government during his time in London on on how to use British business to promote human rights abroad and was also instrumental in setting up the Trans Equality Inquiry at the British Parliament.

For his work, Aritha was ranked No.1 Future Leader by the Financial Times in their 2015 OUTstanding List alongside Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Lloyds CEO Inga Beale.