BIOGRAPHY

Name: Professor  Indira Nanayakkara

Academic Qualifications:

  • MPhil University of Colombo
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Colombo
  • Attorney – at – Law, The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

Present Position: Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • M. Phil. 1998

    Master of Philosophy

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • LL.B 1986

    Bachelor of Laws

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • Attorney-at-Law 2001

    Attorney-at-Law

    The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

  • CTHE 1998

    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Positions

  • Present2015

    Dean

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • 20092008

    Head of the Department

    Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • Present1991

    Life member

    Bar Association of Sri Lanka

  • Present2014

    Member

    Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • Present2013

    Member

    Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20152004

    Member

    Routine Matters Sub-Committee of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law

  • 20162015

    Member

    Standing Committee on Social Sciences of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

  • Present2016

    Member

    Standing Committee on Legal Studies of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

  • Present2008

    Senate nominee

    The Board of Management of the Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Colombo

  • Present2008

    Member

    Senate, University of Colombo

  • 20152010

    Dean’s representative

    Higher Education for the 21st Century University Development Grant (HECT)

  • 20152008

    Member

    Academic Committee of the Centre for The Study of Human Rights, university of Colombo

  • Present2015

    Lecturer, Moderator, Examiner

    Certificate Course of Business Law, Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law

  • Present2007

    Lecturer and Examiner

    Master of Laws Programme, University of Colombo

  • Present2007

    Course Director for Banking Law

    Master of Laws Programme, University of Colombo

  • Present2008

    Lecturer, Moderator, Examiner,

    Faculty of Management, University of Colombo

  • Present1990

    Visiting Lecturer, Moderator, Examiner

    The Department of Legal Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Present2014

    Examiner

    Sri Lanka Law College

  • Present2010

    Guest Lecturer, Moderator, Examiner

    Department of Law, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

  • 20102008

    Visiting Lecturer, Examiner

    Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo

  • 20131989

    Setting, Marking and Moderating Examiner

    Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka

  • Present1989

    Examiner

    The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka

  • 19901989

    Lecturer in Law of Persons

    Training Programme on Legal Education, The National Association for Total Education

  • 20002000

    Visiting lecturer

    Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20152006

    Examination Coordinator

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20152008

    Chief Coordinator / Online External LL.B Programme

    Virtual Campus, University of Colombo

  • Present2010

    Member

    Quality Assurance Unit

  • 19951994

    Assistant Secretary

    Law Teacher’s Association, University of Colombo

  • 19941989

    Committee Member

    Law Teacher’s Association, University of Colombo

  • 19901987

    Academic Warden

    Havelock Road Women’s hostel, University of Colombo

  • 20202000

    Member

    Committee on Future Development of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 19921989

    Temporary Student Counselor

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 19931991

    Senior Treasurer

    Student Union, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20001999

    Member

    Core group for drafting new legislation on Partnership Law,

  • 19901989

    Co-ordinator Examination

    Sri Lanka Administrative Service Open Competitive Examinations for Recruitment

  • 20112009

    Member

    Sports Board, University of Colombo

  • 20152004

    Member

    Routine Matters Committee for Undergraduate and Post graduate studies, two sub committees of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20052003

    Member

    Student Supportive Committee, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20001999

    Member

    Participated in the World Bank and Ministry of Justice (Sri Lanka) project on Revising the Commercial and Economic Law curricula of Law Schools in Sri Lanka