Dilini Pathirana holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. After successfully completing the Final Examination for the Admission of Attorneys-at-Law conducted by the Sri Lanka Law College, she was admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Since 2009, she has worked as a permanent faculty member in the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo where she teaches International Investment Law and Company Law for undergraduate law students. She has participated in several international workshops and academies including the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Workshop and the Singapore International Arbitration Academy (SIAA). In 2015, she secured a Chinese Government Scholarship to pursue her Doctorate at the China University of Political Science and Law where she obtained a PhD in International Law, specializing in International Investment Law. She has presented papers in a number of national and international conferences and published in refereed journals such as the Asian Journal of International Law, Chinese Journal of Comparative Law and the Chinese Journal of Global Governance.