Mahesh

MR. MAHESH ABEYNAYAKE
LLB Hons, LLM Colombo), MPhil (SL),
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public 
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, 
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Phil, University of Moratuwa
  • L.L.M. University of Colombo
  • L.L.B (Hons), University of Colombo 

Professional Qualification

  • Final Examination  for the Admission of Attorney-at-Law in 2000, Sri Lanka Law College, Passed with First Class Honours
  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka (Since 2001)
  • Charted Accountancy Foundation Examination, 1999-Institute of Charted Accountants Sri Lanka
  • Notary Public (Sinhala & English)
  • Commissioner for Oaths

Professional Activities

  • Department Student Counselor
  • Visiting lecturer of Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting lecturer College of Quantity Surveying, Sri Lanka.
  • A legal consultant – Institute of Facilities Management, Sri Lanka. 

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Construction Law; Dispute Resolution, Planning & Environmental Law, Business & Labour Law for both undergraduate and post graduate level students

Research Interests

  • Information technology Law
  • Disputeresolution
  • Health, safetyand welfare
  • Environmental Law
  • Law ofthe sea

Publications : Books, Book Chpters and Edited Proceedings

1

Abeynayake, M.D.T.E., (2010). “Construction Law and Dispute Resolution for Construction Professionals”. VDM Publishing Company, Germany. 

Journal Papers

1 Abeynayake M.D.T.E., (2013), “Alternative Dispute Resolution methods used in the construction  industry of Sri Lanka”, Bar Association of Sri Lanka, BASL Law Journal -2013. Vol XX (pp.68-75), Sri Lanka.

Conference Papers

1 De Alwis, I.,Abeynayake, M.and Fransis, M. (2016), Dispute Avoidance Model for construction Industry, In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, (pp 162-173). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
2 Gammapila, C. M. and Abeynayake, M.(2016), Effectiveness of Alternative   Dispute Resolution Methods used in the highway  construction projects in Sri Lanka, In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 (pp 174-185). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders
3 Thusharika, A.P.J.N. and Abeynayake, M.(2016), Framework for mitigating contractual disputes in the Sri Lankan construction industry, In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 (pp 221-230). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
4 Jeyawarnee, J. and Abeynayake, M.(2016), Legal framework for effective implementation of ADR methods under the Construction Industry Development Act, In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 (pp 322-333). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders. 
5 Abeynayake  M.,  &Weddikkara  C.  (2014).  “Critical    analysis  of  Alternative Dispute Resolution methods used in the construction  industry of Sri Lanka”, In Proceedings of the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference – 2014, (pp.127-138),Hotel Galadari Colombo, Sri Lanka.
6 Abeynayake M., & Weddikkara C. (2014) “Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution methods in the Sri Lankan construction industry”,In Proceedings of the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference – 2014, (pp.373-383),Hotel Galadari Colombo, Sri Lanka.
7 Abeynayake M.D.T.E. and Weddikkara C., (2013). “Special Features, experiences and new trends of the construction industry -Arbitration in Sri Lanka”. World Construction Symposium-CIOB, 13-15 June, 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
8 Abeynayake  M.D.T.E.  and  Weddikkara  C.,  (2013).    “Special  Features  and Characteristics of Construction Arbitration in Sri Lanka”. International Conference on Building Resiliance, 17-19 September, 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
9 Abeynayake M.D.T.E., and Weddikkara C., (2013). “Innovative Solutions for Improving  of  Alternative Dispute Resolution methods  in  the Construction industry in Sri Lanka”. International Conference on Building Resilience, 17-19 September, 2013, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
10 Abeynayake M.D.T.E, (2012). “Arbitration as an Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”. World Construction Symposium -28-30 June, 2012, Cinamon Grand, Colombo,Sri Lanka.
11 Abeynayake  M.D.T.E.,  and  Weddikkara  C.,  (2012).  “Critical  Analysis  on Successful Factors of Adjudication and Arbitration Practices in the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”.International Conference on Business Management – 01st of March,2012, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka.
12 Abeynayake, M.D.T.E. and Talpage, J., (2012). “Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”.FARU Symposium - 2012, Galle, Sri Lanka.
13 Abeynayake, M.D.T.E. and Weddikkara, C., (2012). “An Analysis of Construction Law and Disaster Management Law Relating to Sustainable Development of Sri Lanka”. World Construction Symposium, Cinamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June,  2012.
14 Abeynayake, M.D.T.E. and Amarasooriya, K.N.B., (2011). “Arbitration as an effective mechanism for dispute resolution  in construction  industry of  Sri Lanka”.PAQS Conference -2011, Cinamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
15 Abeyanayake,  M.D.T.E.,  (2010).  “Comparative Study  of  Legal  Aspects Concerning Sustainable Buildings and    Urban Development in Sri Lanka”. University of Moratuwa & International Institute of Land Surveying and Economics- International Research Symposium, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
16 Abeyanayake, M.D.T.E., (2010). “Comparative Study of Legal Aspects Concerning Health, Safety and Welfare Law in Sri Lanka”. University of Moratuwa & International Institute of      Land Surveying and Economics- International Research Symposium, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
17 Abeynayake, M.D.T.E., (2010). “Applicability of Information Technology Law to avoid Computer & Internet Crimes in Sri Lanka”. Bar Association of Sri Lanka, BASL Law Journal -2010, Sri Lanka.

Others

1 Abeyanayake, M., (2011). “Environment and Physical Planning Law relating to Construction industry in Sri Lanka”. Hecter Kobbekaduwa Auditorium, Organised by RICS Sri Lanka Division.
2 Abeyanayake,  M.,  (2011).  “Applicable  Regulations  and  Laws  for  the Procurement”. - 10-10-2011, Sethripaya Auditorium, Organised by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Central Cultural Fund.

Awards

Outstanding Research Performance Award 2012 by University of Moratuwa. 

Consultancy and Services Outside University

Active Legal Professional in the Legal Aid Project - Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL).