BIOGRAPHY

Name: Ms.  G.I.D. Isankhya Udani

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

  • LL.B. (Hons.)  (Second Upper) (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Masters of Laws (LL.M.) (Distinction) (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Final Examination for the Admission of Attorneys-at-Law (Sri Lanka Law College) (First Class – Honours)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations, Bandaranayke Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Sri Lanka (Merit Pass)
  • “Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE)” at Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo and received the award of ‘Staff and Educational Development Association’ (SEDA) Teacher Accreditation (UK)
  • Making Teaching Effective Course, (MaTE -2015), SDC-University of Colombo.

Professional Qualifications

  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  • Notary Public  (Sinhala and English Languages)
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Company Secretary

Present Position: 

Lecturer,  Department of Private and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Qualifications, Fellowships and Scholarships

  • LL.B. (Hons.) 2010

    LL.B. (Hons) (Second Upper)

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • Attorney-at Law

    LL.M. (Distinction)

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo)

  • Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public 2010

    Final Examination for the Admission of Attorneys-at-Law `{`First Class Honours`}`

    Sri Lanka Law College

  • Training in Teaching in Higher Education 2013/ 2018

    CTHE (SEDA)

    SDC, University of Colombo

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations (2012/2014)

    Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations (Merit)

    Bandaranayke Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Sri Lanka.

  • Distance Learning Course on “Introduction to Philosophy''

    Distance Learning Course on “Introduction to Philosophy''

    University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom and the Coursera education Institute (2015)

  • Distance Learning Course on ‘JUSTICE’, with an Honour Code Certificate 2016

    Distance Learning Course on ‘JUSTICE’, with an Honour Code Certificate

    Harvard University

  • Distance Learning Course on ‘JUSTICE’, with an Honour Code Certificate 2016

    Online Distance Learning Course on ‘AMERICAN GOVERNMENT’

    Harvard University

  • Certificate Course on ‘International Law of Foreign Investment’ conducted by the Faculty of Law 2016

    Certificate Course on ‘International Law of Foreign Investment’

    University of Colombo in collaboration with the United States – Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

  • Distance Learning Course on “English Common Law; Structure and Principles” 2016

    Distance Learning Course on “English Common Law; Structure and Principles”

    University of London, the United Kingdom and the Coursera education Institute

  • The short course in Teaching in Higher Education Institutions, ‘Making Teaching Effective’ 2015

    The short course in Teaching in Higher Education Institutions, ‘Making Teaching Effective’

    Development Centre of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Mass Media Diploma (Special Course) with Merit pass 2005

    Mass Media Diploma (Special Course) with Merit pass

    College of Journalism of the Kariyakarawana Mass Media Training Institute, Sri Lanka

  • 2015

    INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONSTITUTIONAL CONCEPTS AND SUPREME COURT CASES” with Distinction

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • 2015

    Distance Learning - General Course on “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY”

    WIPO Academy, The World Intellectual Property Organization

  • 2015

    Distance Learning Course on “CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION: BASIC COURSE

    Asian Productivity Organization through APO

  •  Completed Online Distance Learning Course on “INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY” offered by Yale University and facilitated through COURSERA (2020)

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  • RESEARCH AWARDS

     Senate Award for Research Excellence under Early Career Category, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2017

  • RESEARCH AWARDS

     Best Paper Award (Law) at the 14th Kuala Lampur International Business, Economics and Law Conference (KLibel), Malaysia, 16th & 17th December 2017

  •  Successfully completed the training on International Institute of Online Education (IIOE)’s COVID-19 Response offered by UNESCO-ICHEI from April to June, 2020

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  •  “Moving towards Blended Learning in the Faculty of Law: Recommendations and Best Practices for Successful LMS Implementation”, at the Symposium on Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education, Seizing Digital Opportunities in Higher Education: Building staff capacity for ICT-driven innovation in Cambodia and Sri Lanka A project supported by the Shenzhen Municipal Government within the UNESCO-Shenzhen Funds-In-Trust Framework, at p. 16. (13th December 2018)

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  •  Jointly-contributed to the presentation on “Continuing Legal Education for Professional Development: Status Reports from SAARC Countries” at the SAARC Regional Law Colloquium – Environmental Advocacy and Sustainable Development, Organised by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and M.K. Nambayr Academy for Continuing Legal Education. (17th to 19th December 2016)

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Positions and Memberships

  • To Present 2011

    Life Member

    Bar Association of Sri Lanka

  • 20182016

    Treasurer

    Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE)

  • 20182016

    Student Counsellor (Temporary)

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20202017

    Member of the Art Council

    University of Colombo

  • To Present2017

    Domain Coordinator (Course/Module Design and Development) of the Quality Assurance

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20192013

    Associate Member

    Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE)

  • Resource Person, Lecturer and Examiner

    Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), University of Colombo

  • To present2018

    Faculty Board Member

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • To present2018

    Member of the Student Support Committee

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20182013

    Member

    New Curriculum Development and Review of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

  • 20212021

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    • Coordinator, Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management Law, Department of Private and Comparative Law, University of Colombo (2019-2020)

  • 20212021

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    • Academic Coordinator, Advanced Training Programme and Certificate Course in Child Care, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo (2019-2020)

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    • Life Time Member, Social Science and Humanities Research Association (Membership ID: ERCICSSH1923059)