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    Dr Udan Fernando

Udan Fernando obtained his PhD in International Development Cooperation from the University of Amsterdam. Throughout his career from 1989, as Head of the Development Commission of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (1989-1995), Executive Director of Paltra (gte) Ltd (1996-2001), Guest Researcher at University of Amsterdam (2002-2007), Senior Consultant of Context International, Netherlands (2008-2012), Udan has focussed on areas of development cooperation and how aid policy has worked in Sri Lanka, Europe, East & West Africa and South East Asia. Udan is also a visiting academic at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Udan was appointed in Jan 2017 by the President of Sri Lanka as a Member of Panel of Experts on drafting the Vision for 2030 for Sri Lanka.