Ms. Achalie M. Kumarage

Ms. Achalie M. Kumarage

Probationary Lecturer

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

  • LL.B. (Hons.) Colombo
  • Interpretation of Statutes and Documents
  • Law of Delict
  • Family Law
  • Gender studies and human rights
  • Child rights
  • Legislative Process
  • Interpretation- theory and approaches
  • Runner- up- K. C. Kamalasabayson, P.C. Memorial Award for Critical Scholarship in Public Law- 2015 –for the essay themed: “Recourse to the Fundamental Rights Jurisdiction on Arrest: A Trending Attempt to Thwart Criminal Prosecution?”
  • ‘Women in Politics in the Face of Gender Neutral Laws: The Sri Lankan Experience with a View to Reform’, in the Junior Bar Law Journal 2016, published by the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.

Study of the Existing Sentencing Practices in Sri Lanka- Member of the research team that submitted the report to the Ministry of Justice, Sri Lanka

  • ‘Child’s Right to be Heard in Custody, Access and Guardianship Matters: A Comparative Perspective with a Special Emphasis on the Sri Lankan Experience’, presented at International Conference on Human Rights Citizenship and Democratisation- ICHR Colombo 2016.
  • ‘Applicability of Conventional Contract Law Rules to Contracts Made Online: A Critical Analysis of Rules on Offer and Acceptance’ presented at the International Research Conference 2016 organized by Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka
  • ‘The Need for Public Participation in the Legislative Process: A Critical Examination of Law and Process’ was presented at the conference of University of Colombo- 2016.