BIOGRAPHY

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.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • LL.M 2022

    Master of Laws in Criminal Justice Administration (Reading)

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka

  • PGDip 2019

    Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and World Affairs

    Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI), Colombo

  • LL.B 2016

    Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • Attorney-at-Law 2018

    Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka Law College, Colombo

  • Commissioner for Oaths 2018

    Commissioner for Oaths

    Ministry of Justice

  • Company Secretary 2018

    Company Secretary

    The Department of the Registrar of Companies, Sri Lanka

  • Advanced Diploma 2019

    Advanced Diploma in Transitional Justice

    Bandaranaike Center for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo

  • Short Course 2019

    Short Course on International Law in Action: Investigating and Prosecuting International Crimes (online)

    Universitiet Leiden

  • Short Course 2018

    Short Course on Diaspora, Migration and Development Paradigms

    Center for Poverty Analysis (CEPA), Sri Lanka

  • Certificate Course 2015

    Certificate Course on ICT Law

    Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Positions

  • PresentMarch 2022

    Lecturer (Probationary)

    Department of Private & Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20222021

    Legal Research Assistant (Judicial Clerk)

    Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka, Colombo

  • 20202019

    Legal Practitioner

    High Court of Kalmunai and Magistrate Court of Sammanthurai (Sri Lanka)

  • 20192018

    Legal Research Assistant (Judicial Clerk)

    Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka, Colombo

  • 20192018

    Visiting Lecturer (Legal Environment in Business)

    Faculty of Management Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka (Nawala)

  • 20162015

    General Secretary

    Muslim Students Association (Majlis), University of Colombo