Mahesh

MR. MAHESH ABEYNAYAKE
Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public.
LLB Hons, LLM Colombo), MPhil (SL) 
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

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

Journal Papers

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Abeyanayake, M., (2011). “Environment and Physical Planning Law relating to Construction industry in Sri Lanka”. Hecter Kobbekaduwa Auditorium, Organised by RICS Sri Lanka Division
  • 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).