The legal studies unit was established on 21st May 2014 attached to the Department of Commerce in response to the need to advance the legal knowledge of management graduates. The unit has a strong network of links with professional legal bodies and academics while being home to prestigious legal academics and professionals in Sri Lanka.

Currently the Unit caters to the legal studies requirements of the FMSC offering courses such as Legal Environment, Commercial Law and Corporate Law and provides many other facilities within and outside the University. The programmes are aimed to impart a solid grounding in fundamental legal concepts and statutory controls in a business and social context.

Staff

  • Mr. M. A. N. Chandratilake

LL.B; Attorney-at-Law; LL.M. PG Dip in Law; Reading for PhD

Head of the Unit

  • Mrs. G. A. C. Sajeevi

LL.B (Honours) (Colombo); Attorney-at-Law; ACMA (UK), CGMA (UK)

Lecturer – Probationary

  • Mr. D. M. R. A. Dissanayake

LL.B (Honours) (Colombo); Attorney-at-Law

Temporary Tutor

  • Mrs. R. M. I. K. Ratnasinghe

LL.B (Honours) (Colombo); Attorney-at-Law

Temporary Tutor

Visiting Lecturers

  • Mr. Hasith Hemantha Wickramarachchi

B.Com. (Special) (SJP); Attorney-at-Law; LL.M (Wales-UK)

  • Mr. Arawinda Ihalagama

LL.B (Honours) (Colombo); Attorney-at-Law

  • Miss Ruvini Yuganthi Amarasinghe

LL.B (OUSL); Attorney-at-Law;B.A.(Statistics Special) (SJP); LL.M (Colombo)

Subjects offered

FMC 1320: LEGAL ENVIRONMENT

This course is an introductory course in law and intends to provide an introduction to the legal system and system of administration of justice in Sri Lanka. The course enables students to understand the nature and relevance of law in management studies and commerce. The topics covered include definition of law, legal system of Sri Lanka, courts system of Sri Lanka, administrative tribunals in Sri Lanka and sources of law in Sri Lanka.

COM 2323: COMMERCIAL LAW

This course introduces fundamentals of commercial law as related to commercial sector in Sri Lanka and enables the students to acquire basic knowledge to understand and deal with commercial issues with legal indications. The areas covered are law of contract, law of partnership, law of sale of goods, law of agency, law of insurance, consumer protection law, Intellectual property law, bill of exchange law, law of consumer credit and introduction to industrial law.

COM 3322: CORPORATE LAW

This course aims to acquaint the student with legal principles, statutory controls, rules and regulations governing companies, securities such as stocks, bonds, and unit trusts in Sri Lanka. It enables student to apply the knowledge acquired through the course in different business related situations with legal implications. The main topics covered include legal basis of corporate existence, formation of a company, articles of association, share capital and debentures, corporate governance, meetings and resolutions, accounts and audit, dissolution of companies and the law relating to securities.