Harsha Fernando

MBA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Executive MBA, Sloan School of Management-MIT
Masters in Law in Economic Regulation, King's College, University of London


Harsha Fernando is a Consultant at an international negotiation, consulting and training firm and is an Advisor to the Asian Development Bank. He is a Lawyer from Sri Lanka with extensive public sector and litigation experience in public and human rights law. He served as the Legal Counsel to the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process in the Office of the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (2002-2003) and was involved in the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers).

Harsha Fernando has also worked in the private sector. He's experienced in labour negotiations and human resource development, having worked as an Industrial Relations Advisor to the Employers' Federation of Ceylon. He is involved in litigation, arbitrations proceedings and negotiations. He was a Legal Consultant to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and was involved in the first interconnection negotiations and determination in Sri Lanka.

He designed and taught courses in Negotiation Theory and Practice for the MBA program at the Postgraduate Institute of Management in Sri Lanka and a course in Administrative Law for the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Program with the same University. He teaches regulatory law, human rights, good governance, negotiation and conflict management at the Institute for Human Rights, Banadaranaike Centre for International Relations (BCIS), International Commercial Law Arbitration Centre (ICLP-Sri Lanka) and Sri Lanka Law College.

He also conducted training in Commercial Contract Negotiation as a visiting expert for International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) based in Italy. He was a member of the faculty of South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR) and has conducted training in utility regulations for the infrastructure regulators of South Asia. He was also the Country Correspondent to Asia Business Law Review published in Singapore. He has authored several publications dealing with a wide array of subjects.



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