Mr. W.A.D.J. Sumanadasa

Mr. W.A.D.J. Sumanadasa


Department of Private and Comparative Law Faculty of Law,University of Colombo, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka. Email:

  • LL.B. (Hons.)(University of Colombo)
  • LL.M. (University of Colombo)
  • Attorney –at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

♦    Contract Law

♦   Legal Method

♦   Jurisprudence

♦   Administrative Law

♦   Commercial and Industrial Law

♦   Equity and Law of Trusts

♦   Contract Law

♦   Private International Law

♦   Law of Trusts

♦   Administrative Law

♦   Protection of Traditional Knowledge

♦   Bio Diversity and Intellectual Property Issues

♦   Information Technology Law, International Law


  • Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam Memorial Prize 2007
  • K. Shinya Prize for Law 2007
    (These two prizes are awarded for the best performance by considering the performance at the four examinations Viz. Year I, II, III, IV)
  • The Visuvalingam & Rajakunam Buvanasundaram Gold Medal for Bachelor of Laws 2007.( This Gold Medal is awarded for the best performance at the Year IV Examination in Laws
  • P.D.H. Karunathilaka Memorial Prize for the best performance at the Year III Examination in Laws 2006A.
  • B. Cooray Memorial Prize and Hirdramani Memorial Scholarship for the best performance at the Year II Examination in Laws 2005
  • Walter & Judith Pinto Gold Medal & Scholarship for the best essay in Public International Law 2006
  •   Justice Mark Fernando Prize for Administrative Law for securing the highest marks for the Administrative Law paper at the Year III Examination in Laws 2006


  • P. Navarathnaja Memorial Prize (Gold Medal) for obtaining highest marks in Law of Evidence 2008


  • Dr: C.W.W. Kananangara Merit Awards and National Certificate for 8th place in Arts stream in the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination held in 2002
  • Ministry of Commerce & Consumer Affairs Scholarship awarded to Most outstanding students at April 2002, G.C.E. (A/L) Examination
  • Canon Lucian Jansz Memorial Prize, Sir Razeek Fareed Prize and C. R. Goonaratne Memorial Prize, at the 159th Prize Giving of the Royal College, Colombo 7

♦    Visiting Lecturer and Examiner , The Open University of Sri Lanka

♦    Visiting Lecturer and Examiner, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

♦    Life Member, Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

  • “Maintenance of World Peace and Security in the 21st Century- the challenges before the Security Council of the UNO”, Sri Lanka Journal of international Law, Vol. 19.2, 2007
  • ‘Recent Developments’, Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, Vol. 19.2, 2007
  • ‘Recent Developments’, Sri Lanka Journal of International Law, Vol. 20.2, 2008
  • ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge- a Polycentric Issue: A Sri Lankan Perspective’, Annual Research Symposium 2011, University of Colombo
  • ‘Privacy Protection and Security of on-line data in a modern technological era’, Annual Research Symposium 2010, University of Colombo
  • ‘Public Trust Doctrine: As a tool of controlling untrammeled power’, Annual Academic Sessions 2010, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • “Protecting Traditional Knowledge as an Intellectual Property Right: Issues and Legal Implications with a Special Reference to Sri Lanka”- Extended Essay submitted as a component of the Master of Laws Programme (2009/10)

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Post Attorney Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (Candidate No: 06- Year 2010/11, Topic : “Challenge of Bio-Privacy and Adequacy of Protection under the existing Intellectual Property Regime in Sri Lanka”)