Tissa Hemaratne, (Dr.)

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


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Senior Lecturer 
Department of Human Resource Management
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

Glossary of Legal Terms, Sri Lanka: The Open University of Sri Lanka, 1999. This is a course material for the LLB Degree Program of the Open University of Sri Lanka (Co-Author).
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).
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.

BOOK EDITED

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.

VIDEO MATERIAL

“ Baha bindunu daa” (Breach of Promise of Marriage), The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2000 . This is a video to be used as a teaching aid to the subject of Family Law in the LL.B. 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 to 16th October 2009.
Judiciary and disability rights in Sri Lanka for the International Consultation on Human Rights of Persons with disabilities, held at the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India, from 17th to 19th January, 2020.

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Life Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

World Bank Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in 2000-2003.

OUTSIDE TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Masters of Arts in Peace Development and Conflict Studies Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
Bachelor of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


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