Sri Lankan Lawyer Becomes the First RLP Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19 May 2022.  The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) announced this week that Roshini Wickremesinhe will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Wickremesinhe has been a human rights advocate, writer, researcher, and trainer on religious freedom and human rights for 20 years.

“Ms. Wickremesinhe has been a strong advocate and tireless worker for religiously oppressed people,” said Floyd Brobbel, CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Canada and Chairman of the RLP. “We look forward to how the RLP will grow and develop under her leadership as the RLP seeks to forge new connections that will have a greater impact on those we strive to help.”

Ms. Wickremesinhe’s background includes being a Director of Advocacy and Law at the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka, and a Program Manager, and a Senior Legal Consultant contracted by the United Nations Development Programme for the Office on Missing Persons inquiring into enforced disappearances. In addition, she served as Honorary Executive Director of the Asia Evangelical Alliance’s Religious Liberty Commission, was Colombo Bureau Chief of the International Institute for Religious Freedom and a Board Member of Advocates International Asia.

“The RLP is uniquely placed for collaborative engagement worldwide to promote, protect and defend freedom of religion or belief,” said Ms. Wickremesinhe. “I am truly honoured and humbled to serve the persecuted through the RLP and am excited to embark on this journey.”

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) is a collaborative association of Christian organisations from every continent focused on religious freedom for all. The RLP seeks to more intentionally work together on advocacy, assistance, research, and in raising the awareness of religious restrictions globally. More background on the RLP at:

For more information, contact Brian O’Connell, RLP Global Facilitator, [email protected]; +1 425.218-4718.