BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Dinesha Samararatne is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public & International Law at the Faculty of Law.  At the University of Colombo, Dinesha has been teaching Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. Dinesha is a LLB graduate from the University of Colombo and an Attorney-at-Law. She read for her master’s degree as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, MA, USA and she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Colombo.  Her recent research work has been in relation to public participation in constitution-making, judicial enforcement of economic and social rights, judicial interpretation of fundamental rights, the influence of Indian public law in the development of public law in Sri Lanka and access to justice.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • LL.M 2009

    Master of Law

    Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • LLB (Hons) 2005

    Degree of Bachelor of Law

    Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Attorney-at-Law 2006

    Admitted and enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law

    Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

  • Certificate 2017

    Certificate of Accreditation of Senior Teachers in Higher Education

    SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association, UK) accreditation, Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo

  • CTHE 2008

    Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education

    with SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association, UK) accreditation, Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo

    • 20212021

      Articles Editor

      Indian Law Review

    • 2021 2019

      Postdoctoral Fellow

      Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia.

    • Now

      Senior Lecturer

      Faculty of law, University of Colombo

    • 20182016

      Member

      Steering Committee, Centre for Gender Equality, University of Colombo

    • 20182015

      Member

      Management Committee of the Centre for Excellence in Disability Research Education and Practice, University of Colombo

    • 20182016

      Senior Advisor

      Legal Aid Unit, Faculty of Law

    • 20182016

      Legal Advisor

      Newsletter of the University of Colombo