Sunil Abeyaratne

Sunil Abeyaratne
  • Senior Attorney - Intellectual Property
  • Admitted to the Bar: 1986

Mr. Abeyaratne enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 1986. He obtained LL.M. (Commercial & Corporate Law) degree from Queen Mary University of London; MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University, India; Diploma in Forensic Medicine, Science and Toxicology from Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is a practicing Attorney-at-Law in Sri Lanka and a Justice of Peace & Unofficial Magistrate.

He is the author of the first ever ICT Law book published in Sri Lanka titled Introduction to Information and Communication Technology Law, He has written number of articles related to ICT Law, e-Commerce, Criminal law and Writs for national and international law journals.

Key Practice Areas

    • Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Copyrights
    • Licensing
    • IP audits and due diligence
    • IP strategy
    • Brand protection and infringement


    • Bar Association of Sri Lanka
    • Executive Committee Member of the LAWASIA (Law Association of the Asia Pacific Region)
    • Member of the Council of Legal Education in Sri Lanka
    • Chairman of the Arbitration Centre - Kandy, Sri Lanka


    • Justice of Peace
    • Magistrate (Unofficial)
    • Secretary of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (2006-2008)
    • Visiting Lecturer of Sri Lanka Law College,
    • Visiting Lecturer of Diploma in Arbitration course conducted by the Institute for Development of Commercial Law & Practice in Sri Lanka
    • Lecturer of Diploma in Forensic Medicine, Science course of Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo on `ICT related Laws & Forensic Issues' and `International Commercial Arbitration'