Management Committee

SACLS is led by a Management Committee comprising two of its co-founders: Dylan Perera and Dr. Isabelle Lassee.

Dr Isabelle Lassée

Dr Isabelle Lassée (Head of Programmes)

Isabelle has worked in Sri Lanka for the past five years. Previously, she has interned at the prosecutor’s office at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, and has worked at several UN agencies and NGOs in France, Ghana, the Maldives. She has also taught international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law at various universities including Sciences Po, Paris.

Isabelle has a doctorate in international law with high honours from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Her doctoral research focused on the role and contribution of UN mandated commissions of inquiry to peace building, human rights protection and Transitional Justice. She holds a Master’s degree in human rights and humanitarian law from Panthéon-Assas, an advanced research diploma in international law from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, and a certificate in criminology from the Institut de Criminologie de Paris.

Isabelle is an avid extreme sports enthusiast, but since arriving in Sri Lanka has given up sky-diving for kite-surfing.

Dylan Perera

Dylan Perera (Head of Administration)

Dylan has over fifteen years' experience working in senior management positions in the shipping and logistics industry, and later as a Director responsible for administration at Verite Research, Colombo. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Development from the University of Colombo. Dylan handles SACLS’ administration and finance.

Dylan is an accomplished thespian and reads everything he can find on history.