Transparent International Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka
Pushpi Weerakoon is an International Peacebuilder and Developer specializing in Policy & Restorative Justice with experience spanning three continents. Presently Pushpi is the Civil Society Coordinator for Open Government Partnership, an international declaration Sri Lanka signed last year.
She initiated and coordinated the Reconciliation Secretariat for the Sri Lankan government, coordinated projects on reconciliation and development for Search for Common Ground, worked at Bureau for Crisis Prevention & Recovery, UNDP, and the Sri Lanka Mission to the United Nations in New York. During the Sri Lankan conflict she was the Program Manager Legal at the International Development Law Organization, Conflict Transformation Manager at the Business for Peace Alliance and the Director/Registrar at the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute.
In recognition of her services to the field of Peacebuilding and the betterment of the society Pushpi received the ‘Award of Excellence’ from the Education & Skills Minister UK, the Rotary International ‘Peace award’, and the Rotary International ‘Service Citation’ Award among many others.
Pushpi holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government as the Mason Fellow/ E. Stokey scholar, Masters in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University as a Rotary Ambassadorial scholar and Postgraduate Diplomas in Business Administration, International & Commercial Law & LLB from the University of Wales & Buckingham UK. She is also an IVLP member of the US State Department and a trained Mediator from Harvard Law School.
After completing her 2 Rotary scholarships in 2007 & 2009 Pushpi was installed as a Rotarian in 2012. Since then she has held many club positions and District Scholarship chair positions. Currently she is the Chairperson of the Satellite club of Mid Town Colombo.