Anushani Alagarajah (Co-Director) is  an experienced activist who has worked in the fields of gender rights, development and human rights. Anushani began working with ACPR in February 2017 and recently took on the Co-Director position in May 2020. She was formerly the coordinator of Women’s Action Network. She has previously worked for the Point Pedro Institute of Development, International Centre for Ethnic Studies and Domestic Violence Action Centre, Hawaii. Anushani completed her undergraduate degree at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh with a major in Asian Studies and a minor in Gender Studies


Dharsha Jegatheeswaran (Co-Director) [ON MATERNITY LEAVE] is a Canadian lawyer who helped set up ACPR whilst being based in Jaffna between 2016 and 2018. While initially serving as ACPR's Research Director, since May 2020 she is serving as ACPR's Co-Director on a voluntary basis and is based in London. She has previously worked for organizations including Reprieve UK, REDRESS and PEARL (People for Equality and Relief in Lanka) and also completed her training at a pre-eminent litigation firm in Toronto. Dharsha holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Toronto and an LLM in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. Her research interests include militarisation, universal jurisdiction, and victim-centred accountability processes. She is called to the Bar in the province of Ontario, Canada.


Shanmuganathan Jayaroshman Ketheesh (Office and Administrative Manager) has over 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, and extensive experience working in the private sector. He has previously worked with NGOs including Alliance Development Trust, CARE International and the Vavuniya NGO Consortium. Having worked before to help set up an NGO, Ketheesh joined ACPR in May 2017 to help set up and run administrative affairs.




Please email us at if you are interested in applying for the below positions.

  • Researcher
  • Administration and Finance Director
  • Social Media Officer


ACPR accepts intern applications on a rolling basis. For more information please email with the subject line 'Intern Application Information'. We are particularly interested in recruiting legal interns for the summer of 2023, and can offer support with visa applications.