Darshana Sumanadasa


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Dr. Darshana Sumanadasa serves as a Lecturer in Law at Charles Darwin University, where he currently imparts knowledge in Equity (LWZ210) and Trusts (LWZ 211). He earned his Doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2019. 

Dr. Sumanadasa's academic and research endeavours span diverse areas, including Equity and Trusts, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Jurisprudence. He is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and was accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) (UK) in 2013 upon completing the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Before joining Charles Darwin University, Dr. Sumanadasa held a lecturer position at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His professional journey also includes being an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

He is interested in supervising students pursuing research in the fields of intellectual property law, contract law, and equity and trusts law.

E mail : darshana.sumanadasa2@cdu.edu.au

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, "The impact of trade secrets law on employees and society: In search of a balanced theoretical and legal approach with special reference to Australia and Sri Lanka", Queensland University of Technology

Award Date: 23 Jul 2019

Associate Fellow , Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom

Award Date: 1 Sept 2017

Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (accredited by SEDA, UK)

Award Date: 31 Jan 2013

Master, LL.M. "Protection Traditional Knowledge through the IP System: Issue and Legal Implications with Special Reference to Sri Lanka", University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

Bachelor, LL.B (Hons) First in Order of Merit, University of Colombo

Award Date: 1 Sept 2007

External positions

HDR Supervisor and Examiner, University of Colombo


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