Darshana Sumanadasa researches in Contract Law and IP Law focusing primarily on the intersection between restraint of trade and protection of trade secrets. He has recently completed his doctoral studies at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia.

Darshana is currently attached to the Department of Private and Comparative Law. His teaching interests include Contract Law, IP Law, Legal Method and Jurisprudence.

Before joining the Department of Private and Comparative Law, he was a lecturer at the Department of Legal Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka and an Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Colombo. He was admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of Sri Lanka in 2008.

He is interested in supervising postgraduate students on topics relating to intersection of Contracts and IP.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2019

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

  • LL.M. 2012

    Master of Laws

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • LL.B. 2007

    Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Top of the Batch

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • CTHE 2012

    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education accredited

    Staff and Educational Association of United Kingdom (SEDA)

  • Associate Fellow 2018

    Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom

  • Attorney-at-Law 2008


    Supreme Court of Sri Lanka


  • Present2018

    Senior Lecturer

  • 20182011


    Faculty of Law,University of Colombo

  • 20112010


    The Open University of Sri Lanka

  • 20102009

    Assistant Lectuer

    Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo

  • Present2008

    Visiting Lecturer and Examiner

    The Open University of Sri Lanka