Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Law, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. He is also a practicing attorney specialising in civil appellate litigation, administrative law and human rights law. He holds an LL.B (Hons) from the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo, as a Chevening Scholar obtained a BCL (Masters in Law) from Balliol College, University of Oxford and on a Commonwealth Scholarship obtained his PhD in International Law from University College London. Dr. Guruparan is the founding Executive Director of Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research, a think tank based in Jaffna. He is a founder-member and Co-Spokesperson of the Tamil Civil Society Forum, which works towards recreating public spheres for dialogue on politics and public policy. Guruparan has done consultancy work for many leading think tanks both in Sri Lanka and elsewhere. He frequently writes and speaks on various aspects of law, governance and politics in Sri Lanka. He participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2019.