Mr. K.A.A.N Thilakarathna is presently the Lecturer(probationary) in Labor Law, Commercial Law, and Industrial Law at the Institute of the 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 from 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.

Research Interests

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


Awarded with the trophy for best overall performance at the Master of Laws Degree offered by General Sir Jhon Kotelawela Defence University.


Professional Qualifications


Notary Public

Registered Company Secretary

Commissioner for Oaths



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.



Seneviratne, P. W., & Thilakarathna , K. (2020). Constitutional Recognition of Implementing International Treaties in Domestic Contexts: A Comparative Study with Special Reference to Sri Lanka. International Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities .

Thilakaratha, K. A. (2016). Title registration in Sri Lanka: a comparison with Thailand. Thulawa, 23-29.

Thilakarathna, K. (2020). The evolution of The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Consular. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of International Law and Jurisprudence.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2016). Frustrated Contracts the English Law Approach for a New Sri Lankan Act. University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium, 141.

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

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

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

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

Thilakarathna, K. A. (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.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2018). Importance of Legisprudence for Lawmakers in Sri Lanka; A Conceptual Analysis . Annual Research Symposium of University of Colombo- Faculty of Law.

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

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2018). Liberalizing abortion laws in Sri Lanka; prospects and challenges. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law.

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

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

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

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). A Critique on the Durkheimian Concept of Solidarity. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Classical School of Criminology and Its Application in the Sri Lankan Criminal Justice System. US-China L. Rev.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Environmental Protection through Judicial Review: The Sri Lankan Experience. Sabaragamuwa University Journal.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Finnis and Religion a critical view of religion as a basic good: does it have a hierarchy? Manurawa.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Naturalistic and positivistic debates on implementing the capital punishment . The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Recognition of States: The Matters Still Unresolved. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Right to Strike: A Critical Appraisal of the Sri Lankan Law. Junior Bar Law Journal.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Rights of shareholders under the Companies Act No 07 of 2007. IHRA Journal.

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2019). Use of Hansard In UK and Sri Lanka: A Comparative Analysis. Negombo Law Journal .

Thilakarathna, K. A. (2020). General Recommendations 19 and 36 Issued under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Critical Review of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science.

Thilakarathna, K. A., & 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.

Thilakarathna, K. A., & Godage, W. (2020). Remedies in Administrative Law; The Sri Lankan Experience. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science.