President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Marini de Livera as the Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA). Former Chairperson Dr.Natasha Balendra resigned from the post on personal reasons.
Marini de Livera is an LLB Graduate, and Attorney-at-Law and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights and a Masters in Law in Public Law and Human Rights, a statement by the NCPA said.
She is also a licentiate teacher in Speech and Drama of Trinity College London and obtained a Gold Medal for Public Speaking from the London Academy of Dramatic Art, UK.
She has been a Human Rights Trainer for the Sri Lanka Army and the Police. She was also invited to function as a Resource Person in Ministries, Public Institutions here and abroad.