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Rukshana Nanayakkara

Transparency International Secretariat
Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals
Berlin, Germany
Rukshana Nanayakkara is the Advocacy Manager for Sustainable Development Goals at Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin, Germany. His work involves supporting TI chapters and other regional and international networks in prioritizing SDG anti-corruption targets in SDG implementation and monitoring. To this end his programs focus on creating knowledge on SDG issues, building capacity of TI chapters in implementation and monitoring of SDGs and working with regional and international networks and coalitions for effective advocacy. He is also the co-chair of the Transparency, Accountability and Participation (TAP) Network. Rukshana has been working for TI-S since January 2011. Prior to that he was the Deputy Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka chapter. Before joining the TI movement he taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and was a researcher at the Law & Society Trust, Colombo. Rukshana is a Fulbright Scholar and a Summer Fellow of the Centre for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law of Stanford University, USA. He holds two LLM degrees, one from George Washington University in International and Comparative Law and another from the University of Hong Kong in International Human Rights. He obtained his LLB from the University of Colombo, and is an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.