Tissa Hemaratne, (Dr.)

PhD (London, UK), LLM (NLSIU, India), LLB (OUSL, SL)


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Senior Lecturer 
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Matara
Sri Lanka

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tissa Hemaratne holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the Open University of Sri Lanka, a Masters of Laws (LL.M) in Business Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2005 by the University of London on the submission of the thesis on Intellectual property and e-commerce in Sri Lanka. He joined the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship of the University of Ruhuna in September 2013 having previously served as a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Open University of Sri Lanka where he also held the position of Head of Department of the Department of Legal Studies. Prior to joining the Open University, he has served as a Government Teacher in Science and Mathematics. His main interests are in the area of Business Law and its interaction with other branches of law, especially with Intellectual Property Law. While his research has a particular focus on the legal protection of intellectual property in the digital world, in general he is interested in the area of access to knowledge. His additional interests include law and economics, law and medicine and law and agriculture.

BOOKS AUTHORED

Understanding Law, (LWU1161 (UNIT I), Sri Lanka: The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2000. This is a teaching text for the B.Sc. Degree Program of the Open University of Sri Lanka (Co-Author).
Glossary of Legal Terms, Sri Lanka: The Open University of Sri Lanka, 1999. This is a course material for LLB Degree Program of the Open University of Sri Lanka (Co-Author).
Constitution Law-II, (Devolution of Power), (Co-editor of the casebook), Sri Lanka: The Open University of Sri Lanka,2000. This is a teaching text for the LL.B Degree Program of the Open University of Sri Lanka.
Ethics in Intellectual Property Rights, (PCU1102 (UNIT III), Sri Lanka: The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2009. This is a teaching text for the B.Sc. Degree Program of the Open University of Sri Lanka.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS

Information society, Intellectual Property and Buddhism in Sri Lanka for the International Conference on Law, Religion and Social Change held in Canberra, Australia, from 25th to 27th May 2006
Intellectual Property Rights in the Information Technology Environment at the National Information Technology Law Conference, held at the Hotel Trans Asia, Colombo from 8th to 9th September 2006.
Common agenda for LAWASIA Countries at the LAW ASIA ICT Law Conference held at the Hotel Trans Asia, Colombo, from 21st to 23rd January 2008.
Right to intellectual property vs. Right to access to knowledge : A contemporary analysis with special reference to Sri Lanka at the National Conference on Library and Information Science held at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo, on 20th June 2009.
Distant learning or Distance from learning: Implications of Sri Lankan Copyright law on distance education for the Annual Academic Session of the Open University of Sri Lanka held on 15th-16th October 2009.

ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

What is wrong with rights of manufacturer, consumer, and pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs?
Academic research and violation intellectual property rights: Are they two sides of the same coin?
Protection of author’s rights in the eyes of visually impaired.

ACADEMIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Life Member – Bar Association of Sri Lanka

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

World Bank Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in 2000-2003.

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