Aritha Wickramasinghe

Banking Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Adventurer

Aritha is an international banking lawyer and the founding trustee of the UN Human Rights Office endorsed education initiative Think Equal. Formerly a lawyer at Clifford Chance and K&L Gates in London, Aritha moved to Sri Lanka to head Think Equal's Sri Lanka operations and iProbono's Equality Law division. He is very active in the field of diversity and inclusion and has spearheaded various initiatives promoting equality and human rights. Aritha works with the Sri Lankan Government advising on and assisting in education and economic. He has also advised the British Government on how to use British business to promote human rights abroad and has challenged the British Government to recognise non-gendered persons. A passionate and strategic campaigner for social reform, Aritha has successfully used his position in business to promote positive change for underrepresented groups and victims of injustice. For his work, Aritha was ranked No.1 Future Leader by the Financial Times in their 2015 OUTstanding List alongside Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Attitude Magazine ranked Aritha as the 15th most eligible bachelor in the world in their 2017 Bachelors List, ahead of well-known celebrities Sam Smith, Adam Lambert, Wentworth Miller and Sir Ian McKellen.