Mr. Vaithulla Kamal Ahamed is a Lecturer (Probationary) of the Department of Private and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Currently, he teaches Contract Law, Evidence and Procedure, Family Law, Jurisprudence and Law of Delict. His research interest includes international law, information technology law and Muslim personal law reform.
Kamal is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He was called to the Bar in February 2018. He completed his LL.B Degree with Second Class (Honours) Upper Division at the Faculty of Law in 2016, University of Colombo. Before he joins the Faculty, he worked as a Legal Research Officer (Judicial Clerk) at the Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka, the second most senior court in the Sri Lankan legal system.
After graduating, he successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), and an Advanced Diploma in Transitional Justice from the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS). A strong believer in, and advocate for, reconciliation and peace building, he has shown sustained interest in familiarizing with issues and concerns relating to transitional justice. He is currently following his Master of Laws in Criminal Justice Administration at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL).
Kamal is an author of several scholarly articles published nationally and internationally.