Pasan is a first year PhD candidate at the UCL Department of Political Science. He holds a MA in Politics and International Relations; a BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations and French; and an LLB, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to commencing his PhD studies, he worked as a policy advisor for the New Zealand Government and as a legal researcher for a number of civil society organisations in Sri Lanka. His doctoral study focuses on the impact Sri Lanka's resettlement policies following the end of its civil war have had on its electoral scheme. Broadly, he is interested in questions of democracy in divided societies and how they may or may not be resolved through electoral interventions.
Electoral studies, resettlement, internal colonisation, displacement, electoral law, democracy, Sri Lanka, South Asia.