Asela Kalugampitiya is a Sri Lankan lawyer, holds Masters in Evaluation and a PhD in evaluation from Germany. He is the immediate past President of Asia Pacific Evaluation Association. Asela has been working in the Monitoring & Evaluation field over two decades including for the United Nations as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. He was instrumental in launching the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation and promotion of institutionalization of evaluation within parliaments. He is a visiting lecturer of the Master of Evaluation, University of Saarland, Germany and a visiting lecturer of the Post Graduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. His main expertise area is national evaluation capacity development.