Ms. M.A.D.S.J.S. Niriella

Ms. M.A.D.S.J.S. Niriella

Senior Lecturer

LL.B Hons. (Colombo)

M.Phil (Colombo)

Attorney-at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Commissioner for Oaths

Notary Public

♦     Criminal Law

♦    Criminal Procedure

♦    Law of Evidence

♦    Law of Contract

♦    Business Law

♦    Company Law

♦    Environmental Law

♦    Legal System/general Law

♦    Criminal Justice

♦    Criminology

♦    Victimology

♦    Penology

♦    Criminal Justice

♦    International Human Rights Law

♦    International Criminal Law

♦    Gender Studies

♦    Women Children and Crime

♦    Law of Corrections

♦    International Law

  • 2012- Won the Professional and Career Women Award 2011/2012 (Legal Category), organized by Women in Management, Sri Lanka. This award was a mark of recognition of the services she rendered to the legal field through her contribution of knowledge to the  legal academic arena.
  • 2011 – University of Colombo Doctoral Research 2011- Post Graduate Research Scholarship granted by the University of Colombo.
  • Course Designer and Resource Person, LLM in Criminal Justice, Taught Course Postgraduate Programme, Faculty of social Science and Humanities, Open University, Sri Lanka
  • Setting Examiner and Moderator, Examinations for Undergraduates, Open University, Sri Lanka
  •   2009 to date – Visiting Lecturer, Marking & Setting Examiner, Moderator, Department of Law, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • 1998 –2004  – Visiting Lecture, Marking & Setting Examiner -Economics Department, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

♦    Member, International Bar Association

♦    Life Member, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology

♦    Member Asian Society of Criminology

♦    Member, Asian Bar Association

♦    Member, South Asian Bar Association

♦    Member, Asian Crime Prevention Society

♦    Member, International Economic Development and Research Centre from 2011

♦    Member Advisory Penal, International Journal of Contemporary Laws from 2011

♦    Member Prison Welfare Association Sri Lanka

♦    Member National Committee (Research), Sri Lanka National foundation, Sri Lanka

♦    Member Prison Reform Committee Sri Lanka

♦    Life member,  Bar Association of Sri Lanka

♦    Life member,  Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association

♦    Life Member,  Sri Lanka Federation of University Women

♦    Member, Western Province, Negombo Law Society

♦    Member – Board of Directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange, Sri Lanka (appointed in the year 2012)

♦    Editor / US – China Law Review (2010)

♦    Offer and Acceptance (Sinhala) -2004

♦    Legal and Sociological Analysis of Death Penalty (Sinhala) – 2005

♦    On Punishment – Critical Review of punishment as a Sanction in Some Aspects of the Criminal Law in Sri Lanka

  • International Standards and National Laws Relating to the Offences of  Sexual Exploitation of children, Grave Sexual Abuse, Child Pornography, Child Trafficking for Child Right Guide Book   2007, (Chapter 5) Published  by International Development Law Organization
  • The Power of Dissenting Judgment by  S.P. Satthi, –  Translation of Articles in Sinhala/Tamil Language, The Vibhasha Translation Programme, Centre for Policy Alternative, 2005.
  • A Critical Review of the Issues in Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Female Prisoners in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Contemporary Laws, Thomson Reuters, 2012 
  • The Most Appropriate Degree of Punishment: Underline Policies in Emposing Punisment in Criminal Cases with Special Reference to Sri Lanka, IACSIT Press India, 2012 (Engineering & Technology Digital Library)
  • The emergence of restorative justice in Sri Lanka: a review essay. Taylor & Francis Online (http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?)
  • A Critical Review on Socio-legal Aspects of the Death Penalty as an Effective Mode of Punishment. University of Colombo Review, published by the University of Colombo, 2011
  • Legal Cross-Border Trade vs. Illegal Cross-Border Trade: Promoting Sustainable  Regional Cooperation in South Asia through Transnational Trade, International Law Journal published by Hidayathullah National Law University, Kerala, India, 2012
  • Applicability of Some Religious Perspectives in Criminal Law: Special Reference to the Relationship Between Religions and the Concept of Punishment in Sri Lanka – Colombo Law Review, Published by Faculty of Law, University of Colombo (Colombo Law Review, Published by Faculty of Law, University of Colombo 2010/2011
  • Some Criminal Justice Challenges in Relation to Transnational Organized Crime: Special Reference to Sri Lanka –Bar Association Law Journal 2010
  • An Appraisal on Some Aspects of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court;  Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, published by Faculty of Law, University of Colombo  2009
  • Desire for Reintegration of Ex-prisoners – A Universal Approach, University of Colombo Review, New Series Vol. 1 No. 2, 2007/2008 (a bi annual publication)
  • Transnational Organized Crimes: Trafficking in Women and Children, Colombo Law Review, Special Volume to commemorate the 60th Anniversary Celebration 2008
  • Prevention on Drug Trafficking Globally – Problems and Perspectives, 2006 – Golden Jubilee Volume – Indian Law Journal, Published by Indian Law Institute
  • Restitution or Compensation to the Victims of Crime, 2003 – Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, published by Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

National conferences

  • Human Rights Perspective of Preventive Detention and Rehabilitation in the Post War Situation: Sri Lanka’s Standpoint and Achievements, 1st Symposium, 18th and  19th  August 2011, Organized by the Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
  • Alternatives to Imprisonment: from Institutional Based Correctional to Community Based corrections as a Means of Prevention of Reconviction and Recidivism in Sri Lanka,   at Annual Research Symposium, 01st July 2011, Organized by the University of Colombo
  • A Critical Review of Socio-Legal Impact of Death Penalty: A Sri Lankan Perspective,  at Annual Research Symposium, 12th May 2010, Organized by the University of Colombo
  • The Criminal  Justice System & Protection Of Rights Of The Offender: Effective Rehabilitation System For Sri Lanka  At Seminar on  Criminal Law & Criminal Justice System Sri Lanka Organized by the Faculty of Law University of Colombo, on 13th June 2009
  • Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Women Offenders:  Special Reference to Sri Lanka,  paper presented at Eleventh National Convention on Women’s Studies  conducted by Centre for Women’s Research on March 2008
  • Transnational Organized Crimes: Trafficking in Women and Children, paper presented at 60th Anniversary Celebration Conference, held in Faculty of Law, University of Colombo,  Sri Lanka, on 24th October 2008
  • Prevention, Control of Crime and Role of the Police, paper presented at a training programme organized by the Police In Service Institute of Sri Lanka, Department of Police, Sri Lanka, 2006
  • Role of the Civil Society with Reference to the After Care Service for Ex Prisoners, Keynote address and the research paper presented at Training of Trainers programme, jointly organized by the Department of Prisons, Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 2005
  • Finding Solutions for the Problems faced by Female Prisoners and their Children, paper presented at the Prisons Development Study Sessions, organized by Department of Prisons, Sri Lanka, 2005

International conference held in Sri Lanka

  • Ensuring the People’s Security through an Effective Criminal Justice System: Protection of Rights of the Victim of Crime International Symposium, General Sir Jhon Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka, August 2012  
  • Innovations in Criminal Law against Abuse of Women: Sri Lankan Perspective: International Research Conference, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka (8th – 9th November 2012)
  • Preventive Detention towards Rehabilitation in Post War Scenario: Penal Laws and Human Rights Perspectives, paper presented at the Annual Research Conference, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 15th November 2010
  • Achieving Development and Conserving Environment: Sri Lanka‘s Challenges and Legal issues in 21st Century, Policy and Legal Dimensions., paper presented at   Commonwealth Legal Educational Association South Asia Regional Conference held in Sri Lanka on 28th June 2008
  • Crime, Mental Illness and Punishment, paper presented at the Annual Academic Sessions, in collaboration with WPA section on developing Countries, South Asian Forum of  International and Sri Lankan Psychiatrists association UK, organized by Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrics,  2007

International conference held in other countries

  • Effective Measures in Eliminating Illicit Drug Using and Trafficking : Sri Lankan Perspective, 2nd International Conference on Information and Finance – ICIF 2012 to be held in Bankok, Thailand. (24th -25th november 2012)
  • Human Rights in Criminal Law: Striking the Appropriate Balance between the Rights of the Accused and Victim in a Criminal Matter with Special Reference to Sri Lanka at 4th ACS Annual Conference in Seoul, Korea to be held from 20th to 22nd August 2012
  • Diversion From Custodial Punishment to Non–Custodial Alternative Sentencing Measures: Challenges and Achievements in Crime Controlling with Special Reference to Sri Lanka at 9th ASLI Conference in NUS in Singapore held May 31st – 1st  June  2012.
  • The Most Appropriate Degree of Punishment: Underline Policies in Imposing Punishment in Criminal Cases with Special Reference to Sri Lanka at International Conference on Social Science and Humanity, held in Chennai, India, March 10-11, 2012. (The paper has been selected to be published in the International Journal published by the International Economic and Development Research Foundation, India).
  • Preventive Measures in Controlling illicit Drug Usage and Trafficking : A Critical Analysis of the Sri Lankan Situation, International Conference on Exploring Linkages between Drug Usage and Criminal Victimzation, Conducted by INCDCV with Corroboration of DOCCJ and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Manomaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, March 08-10 2012
  • New Crime Frontier of the Asia Pacific Region in 21 Century: Effective Counter Measures against Trafficking in Women with Special Reference to Sri Lanka on Feminism and the Law: Revisiting the Past, Rethinking the Present and Thinking the Way Forward at the International Conference to be held in Pune (University of Pune) India 10-12 February 2012.
  • Selected presenter (among 120) out of 350 candidates, to present a paper under the title – Protection of Rights of the Victim of Crime: Sri Lankan Perspective, at  8th Asia Law Institutes (ASLI) Annual International Conference held in Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan on 26th-27th May 2011
  • Legal Cross-Border Trade vs. Illegal Cross Border Trade: Combating Informal Cross Border Trade and Converting it into formal Cross Border Trade through Strong and Sustainable Regional Cooperation in South Asia – International Conference on Promoting Intra-Regional Trade in South Asia: Role of SAARC 26th -27th March 2011, MK Nambyar SAARCLAW Centre and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India, 2011
  • Striking the Appropriate Balance between the Rights of the Offender and Victim:  Special Reference to Rehabilitation of Offenders and Victims, 1st International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 2011
  • Human Rights, Terrorism and Combating Terrorism: Challenges and Perspectives with Special Reference to South Asia ,1st International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University , Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India ,South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India ,2011
  • Issues in Rehabilitation and Re-integration of Juvenile Offenders: Special Reference to Sri Lanka – Australian and New Zealand Critical criminology Conference, University of Sydney, Australia on 01st July 2010
  • Applicability of Some Religious Perspectives in Criminal Law: Special Reference to the Concept of Punishment in Sri Lanka- 7th ASLI (Asian Law Institute) Annual Conference on 25th and 26h May 2010

‘A Critical Review of the Concept of Punishment in Some Aspects of Criminal Law in Sri Lanka ‘ – the thesis submitted to obtain the M.Phil Degree in Law from Faculty of Law University of Colombo

♦    Supervisor for M Phil, LLM, MA (FGS) theses

♦    M.Phil  Degree level/ Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

♦    LL.M / Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

♦    Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights/Faculty of Graduate Studies

♦    Postgraduate Diploma  in  Peace Studies/Faculty of Graduate Studies, university of Colombo

♦    Coordinator for the LLB(External) Degree Programme

♦    Academic Warden – Muthaiah Road Women Hostel , University of Colombo From 01.07. 2011

♦    Member, Senate Board, University of Colombo 2012

♦    Member Faculty Board and the Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo   from 2005 to date

♦    Department Representative, Quality Assurance Committee, Faculty of Law University of Colombo (2011)

♦    Committee Member, Realization of Research Potential of University of Colombo (2011)

♦    Member, Art Council, University of Colombo from 2011

♦    Member Executive Committee, Faculty Centre, University of Colombo appointed for the period 2011/2010

♦    Acting Senior Student Counselor University of Colombo (2010)

♦    Domain Coordinator – Quality Assurance Committee – University of Colombo 2009-2010

♦    Faculty Coordinator  of Ethnic Cohesion, Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century (HETC) Project, University of Colombo. 2010,2011 and 2012

♦    Member of some Disciplinary Inquiry committees, University of Colombo  (2008-2012)

♦    Permanent   Student Counsellor of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, 2005 to 2011

♦    Committee member Law Teachers Union, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo (2010 – 2012)

♦    Member, Seminar Organizing Sub-Committee, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, 2003   to date.  (Organized a Seminar on Criminal Justice in 2009 at the University of Colombo)

♦    Member, Academic Administrators Union, University of Colombo.  2008- to date

♦    Convener of the Students Support Committee, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, 2003 –  to date

♦    Senior Treasurer, Law Teachers Union, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. 2005 -2009

♦    Secretary, Law Teachers Union, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo 2003 – 2005

♦    Senior Treasurer, Catholic Students Movement of the University of Colombo. 1998-2006

♦    Student  Counsellor (temporary) from 1994 –1996 and 1998-2005, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

♦    Member, University Teachers Association of Colombo, University of Colombo 1993 to 2012

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