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Dr. Talagala's research interests include Intellectual Property, Public, Commercial, and Civil Law.  

Dr. Talagala obtained his Ph.D. from Griffith Law School, Australia, with First Grade Academic Excellence. The thesis was awarded without alteration, and in recognition of this outstanding achievement, his name appeared in the Academic Excellence Listing and was considered in the selection for the Chancellor's Medals.  He holds a Master of Laws with Honours, a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law with Honours, and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He was placed First in Order of Merit at all his Postgraduate examinations. He was also the Gold Medalist and the First in Order of Merit at the Attorneys-at-Law Examinations. Dr. Talagala also holds an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Talagala is an Attorney-at-Law (Counsel) of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. Formerly, Dr. Talagala was a Member of the Australian Center for Intellectual Property in Agriculture. He was also a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University in Sri Lanka and a Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka. He is a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholar and a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholar. He has authored many national and international research publications, including two books by Routledge and Springer Nature.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Copyright, Translation and Access to Scientific and Technical Knowledge [First Grade Academic Excellence], Griffith University

Award Date: 22 Jun 2016

Master, The Doctrine of Unconscionability in Banking Law: New Vista for Customer Protection in Sri Lanka [Honours] (First in order of Merit) , University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law [Honours] (First in order of Merit) , Advanced Legal Studies Unit, Sri Lanka Law College

Award Date: 9 May 2008

Attorneys-at-Law Final Examination [Honours] (First in order of Merit & Gold Medalist) , Sri Lanka Law College

Award Date: 1 May 2006

LLB [Honours] , University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting , The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom

Award Date: 1 Aug 2004

External positions

HDR Supervisor, Griffith University


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