Ms. Jayani Perera

Lecturer / Head

Department of Legal Studies

Faculty of Business


Ms. Jayani Nethmini Perera graduated from Staffordshire University in 2013 with a honours degree in Bachelor of laws and joined Sri Lanka law college for her professional studies. She has won the Hon. Justice H N G Fernando memorial research prize for the best research for year 2017. She was called to the Bar in 2016 as an Attorney-at- Law under the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. She is a legal practitioner in Colombo and Kalutara specializing in family law, criminal law and property matters. 

She completed her Master of Laws from University of New South Wales specializing both in Criminal Justice and Criminology and International Law. She has completed the postgraduate diploma in psychological counseling in IHRA with University of Colombo. She is currently reading her post graduate diploma in Forensic Science and Toxicology for legal professionals at Medical Faculty, University of Colombo. 

She is a multi-lingual academic versed in English, Sinhala, Tamil and Hindi. 

She has worked in various non-governmental organizations (NGO) in both Sri Lanka and Australia for various social justice projects and is currently a legal practitioner and a social justice activist in her field.