Mr. K.A.A.N Thilakarathna is presently the Lecturer(probationary) in Labor Law, Commercial Law and Industrial Law at the Institute of Human Resource Advancement University of Colombo. He is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court and he obtained his LL.B. (Hons) degree from the Faculty of Law University of Colombo. He completed his LL.M. (Merit) degree form the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University coming at the top of the batch.   He is currently reading for his M. Soc and MPhil at the University of Colombo.

Before joining the Institute of Human Resource Advancement, he has served as a temporary lecturer at the Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of law, University of Colombo.

His research interests are in Commercial Law, Public International Law and Equity and the Law of Trust. He has published articles on both local and foreign journals and has attended a number of symposiums and conferences.



Mr. K.A.A.N. Thilakarathna teaches Labor Law, Commercial Law, Industrial Relations and Constitutional and Administrative Law for the students in the institute. Research Mr. K.A.A.N. Thilakarathna is currently engaged in a research which aims to find out the respective prospects and challenges which lies ahead in liberalizing the abortion laws in the country.



Thilakarathna, K. (2016). Title registration in Sri Lanka: a comparison of Thailand. Thulawa (University Of Colombo Student Union), 2(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2016). Frustrated Contracts the English Law Approach for a New Sri Lankan Act. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium, 1(1).

Thilakarathna, K., & Galappaththige, T. (2017). The Politics of Constitutional Interpretation by Judges in Sri Lanka: A Critical Examination. International Research Symposium on Humanities of University of Peradeniya, 5(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2017). The Concept of Res Gestae as Embodied in the Evidence Ordinance of Sri Lanka. Manurawa, 6(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2017). Duties of Directors in Relation to Corporate Governance in Sri Lanka: Its Adequacies and Weaknesses. International Postgraduate Research Conference, 6(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). The Importance of Drafting Proper Patent Claims for New Inventors in Sri Lanka. Hulftsdorp Law Journal, 7(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). Validity of a Legal System: The Criterion of Internal Morality . Manurawa, 7(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). Balancing Competing of Interest Regarding Patents and Copyrights in Sri Lanka; a Look at the Intellectual Property Act No 36 of 2003. International Journal of Research and Innovation In Social Science, 2(2).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). A sociological perspective on the laksanda sevana (third stage) housing scheme project. Journal of Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, 4(2).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). The Protection afforded to well-known Trademarks in Sri Lanka; a critical analysis. KDU International Research Conference, 11(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). A Sociological Perspective on the Restrictions and Restrictive Interpretation of Fundamental Rights in Sri Lanka. Jaffna University International Research Conference, 1(1).

Thilakarathna, K. (2018). Judicial intervention on environmental protection through judicial review with special reference to Sri Lanka. International Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development, 1(1).