Archivist and Researcher in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Nigel Nugawela is an Archivist with interests in archival theory, human rights, reconciliation and oral histories. He is an Associate Member of the International Council on Archives (ICA).


Nigel was the Archiving Officer and Research Coordinator of the CTF Archiving Project, one of the first initiatives to comprehensively archive the records of a state-sanctioned consultation process on transitional justice.

Prior to this, he worked as a Researcher for the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF), a body of civil society experts appointed by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka to conduct consultations on the mechanisms for truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence.

Nigel has also worked at the Centre for Policy Alternatives (2009 - 2012), (2009 - 2012) and the Law & Society Trust (2017 - 2018)

He holds an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Nigel is currently a Chevening scholar at University College London, reading for an MA in Archives and Records Management.


For any project enquiries (archiving-related initiatives), you can contact me via email -

  • Work
    • Archive of the CTF
  • Education
    • University of Edinburgh
    • UCL