Head of the Department of Public Law

Senior Lecturer in Law

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University


Lihini De Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Faculty of Law, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. She holds the degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in the area of Intellectual Property Law from University of Colombo. Lihini obtained her LL.B (Hons) degree from Faculty of Law, University of Colombo and she was awarded the A.B. Cooray Memorial Prize for the academic excellence (top of the batch) from the University of Colombo at the undergraduate level in 2012. She is also an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and an Examiner at University of Colombo and the Open University of Sri Lanka. She has presented a number of research papers at local and international research conferences and won the Best Research Award for the presented papers on several occasions. She specializes in the areas of Geographical Indications Law, Patent Law and Trade Secret Law.

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