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Savantha De Saram

Senior Partner

Savantha was called to the Bar in 1999 and has extensive experience with the firm for over 18 years. Savantha’s prolific academic and professional qualifications include LL.B (Hons) Holborn Law College London, Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) Lincoln’s Inn. His areas of expertise include Corporate and Commercial Law, Project Finance, and Infrastructure projects.


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Prabash De Saram

Partner

Prabash was called to the Bar in 1999 and has been with the firm for over 17 years. He worked previously at the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Sri Lanka advising on Trade Finance Instruments. His areas of expertise include Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, Taxation, Project Finance and Infrastructure and Intellectual Property Law.

Academic Qualifications : Magister Juris (Masters in Law) University College, University of Oxford, UK (2000-2001)

Professional Qualifications : Attorney-At-Law, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Past finalist - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA- UK)

Academic Awards and Scholarships : Obtained first class honours in all three years at the Sri Lanka Law College (1996, 1997 and 1998). Attained first class honours in the Magister Juris graduate degree from the University of Oxford , UK (2001). Awarded the Shell Centenary Scholarship for studies at the University of Oxford, UK (2000). Awarded Angelo M. Patrick prize for best performance by a Sri Lankan in SMM (Strategic Management and Marketing) in the final stage of the CIMA – UK Examination (May 2000)


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Dijen De Saram

Patron Partner

Dijen, a former Senior Partner of the firm was called to the Bar in 1976 and has extensive experience,having been with the firm for over 30 years. Dijen’s academic and professional qualifications include LL.B (Hons), University of Ceylon, and Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. His areas of practice comprise Dispute Resolution, Insurance and Tax.


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Michael Sproule

Patron Partner

Michael, a former Senior Partner of the firm , was called to the Bar in 1968 and has widespread experience with the firm exceeding 40 years. His prolific academic and professional qualifications include Bachelor of Arts from University of Oxford, Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) Inner Temple, and Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. His areas of practice include Real and Moveable Property and Trusts.


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Niveditha Abeyaratne

Partner

Niveditha was called to the Bar in 1981 and has extensive experience with the firm for over 20 years. She is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and a Notary Public of Colombo. Her areas of practice include Real and Moveable Property and Trusts, and Testamentary Matters.


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Shanthi John

Partner

Shanthi was called to the Bar in 1977 and has considerable experience having been with the firm for over 25 years. She is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and a Notary Public of Colombo. Her areas of practice include Real and Moveable Property and Trusts, Family Law and Testamentary Matters.


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Manjula Sirimanne

Partner

Manjula was called to the Bar in 1993 and has extensive experience with the firm for over 22 years. She possesses academic and professional qualifications which include LL.B (Hons), University of Colombo, Attorney-at-Law Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Notary Public of Colombo. Her areas of practice consist of Employment, Corporate and Commercial, and Intellectual Property Law.


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Aruni Marcelline

Partner

Aruni was called to the Bar in the year 1998 and has far-reaching work experience exceeding 20 years, which includes 9 years at Nithya Partners where she was appointed a Partner in 2007. She has been with D.L. & F. De Saram’s for over 6 years. Her academic and professional qualifications include LL.M in Commercial Law, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, and Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Her areas of practice include Conveyancing and Property Development, Securitisation/ Debt Market Practice.


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Jivan Goonetilleke

Partner

Jivan Goonetilleke was called to the bar in 2008. He has significant experience with the firm for over 10 years. He possesses extensive academic and professional qualifications which include LL.B (Hons) University of London (2005), B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2006), Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2009), Attorney-at-Law, Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (2008). His areas of practice include Dispute Resolution and Admiralty Shipping and international Trade.


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Aloka Nandasena

Partner

Aloka was called to the Bar in the year 2008, and has been a part of the firm for over five years. Her diverse work experience, exceeding 10 years, includes three and a half years at the Colombo Stock Exchange. She has several academic and professional qualifications which include LL.B (Hons), University of London, LL.M (University of Colombo), Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Notary Public of Colombo. Her areas of practice comprise Corporate and Commercial Law, Project Finance, and Infrastructure Projects.


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Dasuni Wijayasriwardena

Partner

Dasuni was called to the Bar in the year 2009 and has been a part of the firm since the inception of her career. She has several academic and professional qualifications which include a LL.B (Hons), University of London, LL.M (Hons) Queen Mary University of London, and Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


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Suren De Silva

Legal Counsel

Suren was called to the bar in 1997. He has extensive work experience with the firm for over 10 years. He possesses academic and professional qualifications which include LLM (Hons) University of London (1998), LL.B (Hons) University of Wales College, Cardiff (1995), Barrister at Law (England & Wales), and Attorney-at-Law Supreme Court of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (1997). His areas of practice include Dispute Resolution, Project Finance and Infrastructure Projects, Securitisation, Admiralty, Shipping and International Trade.


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Suvendrini Dimbulana

Head – Corporate Advisory Services

A graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK. She has worked as a Company Secretary amassing over 32 years of experience and has the capability to ensure that a company complies and operates in accordance with statutory and legal provisions. Her areas of expertise include Company Regulations, Compliance Strategies, Maintaining Statutory Books, Personal Administration, Corporate Governance and Data Protection.


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