Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria (he/him/his) is an expert in the Sri Lankan post-war environment (PhD Politics, Bristol, 2018). He has written over 30 reports for the UK courts considering Sri Lankan asylum seekers’ appeals (including  UKAITUR PA029062016 and  UKAITUR PA124362019) and has also contributed to the Canadian IRB’s country of origin information. Dr Algar-Faria is currently a Sessional Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Oxford (2020–21) and prior to that he was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol (2016–19). He writes reports in a private capacity.
The Expert has spent cumulatively four months in Sri Lanka between 2012 and 2019 (visiting in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019), primarily based in the capital city Colombo, interviewing over 100 representatives of non-governmental organisations; trades unions; academic institutions; think tanks; international organisations; donor organisations and government.
The Expert’s main expertise on Sri Lanka is on the post-war political situation.
The Expert has prepared over 30 country reports (expert witness reports) for the UK courts from 2015 to the present day (including  UKAITUR PA029062016 and  UKAITUR PA124362019). He has also contributed to country of origin information for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. His latest visit to Sri Lanka was for three weeks in April 2019.
Christie, R. and G. Algar-Faria (2020), ‘Timely interventions: Temporality and peacebuilding’, European Journal of International Security, 5(2), 155–178.
Algar-Faria, G., A. Ranawana and R. Carver (2019), ‘Sri Lanka: New challenges for peace in the shadow of the Easter Sunday attacks’, PolicyBristol Policy Briefing 74, September.
Edmunds, T., A.E. Juncos and G. Algar-Faria (2018), “EU local capacity building: ownership, complexity and agency”, Global Affairs, 4(2–3), 227–239.
Algar-Faria, G. (2015), “Terrorism and ethics”, in: C. Kennedy-Pipe, G. Clubb and S. Mabon (eds.), Terrorism and Political Violence (London: SAGE), 18–32.
Algar-Faria, G. (2013), ‘Sri Lanka’s (geo)political quandary – Government, NPC and international community’, Foreign Policy Centre Policy Briefing, November.