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Dinesha Samararatne

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Primary Interest
Comparative Constitutional law
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Dr. Dinesha Samararatne is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ARC Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law, a Co-Convenor of Constitution Transformation Network (CTN) of the Melbourne Law School and co-editor of the Blog of the International Association for Constitutional Law (IACL). Her recent research work has been in relation to public participation in constitution-making, judicial enforcement of economic and social rights, judicial interpretation of fundamental rights, the influence of Indian public law in the development of public law in Sri Lanka and access to justice.

During her Postdoctoral Fellowship Dinesha will focus on constitution-making in post-war contexts. For the period of the Fellowship, Dinesha is on sabbatical leave from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka where she has been serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public & International Law at the Faculty of Law. At the University of Colombo, Dinesha has been teaching Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. Dinesha is a LLB graduate from the University of Colombo and an Attorney-at-Law. She read for her Master’s degree as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, MA, USA and she completed her doctoral studies at the University of Colombo. Dinesha has previously been affiliated with the Centre on Comparative Constitutional Law as a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow (April – May 2018).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 9 most recent scholarly works by Dinesha Samararatne.

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Scholarly Works

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

'Woman of Inspiration' award

Harvard Women's Law Association and the Harvard Law and International Development Society

2008

US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission

2018

Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowship in Constitutional Law


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Arc Laureate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Law

Life Membership

Sri Lanka Bar Association

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Colombo

Master of Laws

Harvard University

Attorney-at-Law

Sri Lanka Law College

Bachelor of Laws

University of Colombo