Visakesa Chandrasekaram is a lawyer, academic and an artist. He has made two feature films – Sayapethi Kusuma (Frangipani) and Paangshu (Earth) which won many local and international awards. He has published two novels – Tigers Don’t Confess and The King and the Assassin. He has written and directed several stage plays including Forbidden Area, which won the Gratiean Prize. Visakesa has worked in Sri Lanka as a human rights lawyer and in Australia as a consultant to the NSW Government. He has received a doctorate from the Australian National University for his research on the use of confessionary evidence under counter-terrorism laws. He currently works as a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law in University of Colombo.
2013 Sayapethi kusuma/Frangipani (Best Foreign Film Director at the 2015 Rio LGBT Film Festival)
2009 Finding Kamal (short)