Mrs. B.A.R.Ruwanthika Ariyaratna

Senior Lecturer (Gr.II)

MPhil (Colombo), LL.M (Merit) (Colombo),LL.B (Hons) (Colombo),Attorney-at-Law

Legal Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Website RG GS

Central Campus, 2nd Floor, HSS Building

Office: 112881432, Ext: 2312



MPhil (Colombo), LL.M (Merit) (Colombo),LL.B (Hons) (Colombo),

Attorney- at- Law

Senior Lecturer (Gr.II)

Areas of Specialization:

Information Technology law, Labour Law, Principles of Equity

Research interests:

Intellectual Property Law, Information Technology Law, Labour Law, E-commerce Law, Consumer law


Member – Sri Lanka Bar Association

Exco Member – ICT Lawyer’s Guild Sri Lanka

Attorney-at-Law- Supreme Court of Sri Lanka


Visiting Lecturer, Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management, University of Colombo (Industrial Relations and Labour Law) -2018-2019

Committee Member of the ICT Review Committee- Ministry of Justics – 2022 – Present

Faculty representative to CETMe Board Committee – January 2023-Present

Faculty representative to LMS Steering Committee – June 2023 – Present

Department representative to Faculty Research Committee – 2022- Present

Course Chair – Labour Law and Information and Communication Technology courses- LL.B Degree Programme

Author and content editor – Law of Equity and Trust, Interpretation of Statute, Legal Method and Legal Writing courses LL.B Degree Programme

Content editor -Introduction to Law and Contract Law – BMS Degree Programme

Resource Person – Department of Examination Sri Lanka

Reviewer IOURS 2022 -Open University Research Symposium

Abstract and full paper reviewer – e-journal on “Dawn for informal sector workers” 2022 published by Planning Research and Development Division, Ministry of Labour

Reviewer- VISTAS Journal 2023

Reviewer – HSS Student Research Symposium 2023.

Course Coordination:

LLU 6715- Labour Law

LLU3502 Principles of Equity

  • P.D.H. Karunathilaka Memorial Prize for the best performance of year 3 examination, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo
  • Batch Second Prize for the Attorney-at-Law Final Examination, Sri Lanka Law College
  • First Chass(Hons) Attorney-at-Law Final Examination, Sri Lanka Law College
Ongoing Research:

Intellectual Property Protection for AI related works

ChatGPT, copyright and plagiarism







Research Supervisions:

LLM dissertation supervisor and examiner, Masters of Laws in Criminal Justice Administration Degree Programme, Department of Legal Studies, the Open University of Sri Lanka



Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, Consumer Rights in the Context of Human Rights: A Legal Analysis, KDU Law Journal, Vol 2 Issue 1 , March 2022,

Sanath Wijesinghe, Chaminya Adikari & Ruwanthika AriyaratnaThe Proposal for Waiver of WTO’s TRIPS Agreement to Prevent, Contain and Treat COVID-19: Investigating the Benefits and Challenges for Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2022 (Vol 17 | issue 2) pp 179-192

Ruwanthika Ariyartna, Are consumer safe online: A Critical analysis of Sri Lankan Legal Framework on Online
Consumer protection, Junior Bar law Journal, Vol X, 2019 link;

B.A.R.R. Ariyaratna“Protection of Consumer Rights on the Internet: Prospects and Challenges for the Sri Lankan Legal System” , OUSL Journal, Vol 13, Issue 2, 2018, pp 5-23, DOI:

 Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, W.A.S.S Wijesinghe “Protecting Copyrights and Related Rights in the Digital Dilemma: Some Challenges” Journal of Business Management and Economic Research, Vo.2, Issue 2, 2018. pp. 44-55, ISSN; 2602-3385,  Doi: 10.29226/TR1001.2018.20

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, “International Criminal Court: An Extension of National Criminal Jurisdiction The Manurawa Law Journal 2017, Published by The Law Students Human Rigts Movements, Sri Lanka Law College,

Ruwanthika Ariayartna,  “Implication of existing legal regimes on climate  change in Sri Lanka”, “Neela Haritha”, The Climate change magazine, published by Climate Change Secretariat,Ministry of Mahawali Development



Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, Regulating the Use of Artificial Intelligence in E-Commerce: A comparative Analysis of Sri Lankan and European Union Legal Framework, Diamond Jubilee International Research Conference organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, 2022

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, The impact of Intellectual Property Rights on Environmentally Sound Technology Transfer: An analysis of International Climate Change Legal Framework, South Asian Research Colloquium on Environment and Climate Change Law, 2021

N.S. Liyana Muhandiram, Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, Using an effective student feedback system To improve the quality of teaching legal subjects, 34th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities , The OUSL, Sri Lanka, June 2021

B.A.R.R Ariyaratna, Consumer Dispute Resolution in B2C E-commerce in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Legal Analysis,Vol. 17 (2020): Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Business Management- 2020

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, Employment Security of Probationary Workers in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Legal Analysis, International Research Conference Sir John Kothalawala Defense University, 2020-October

B.A.R.R Ariyaratna, W.A.S.S. Wijesinghe, A.A.C.J Adikari, The Interplay Between Public Interest and Individual Rights During The Covid-19 Outbreak In Sri Lanka: A Comparative Legal Analysis With Selected Jurisdictions, Open University Research Sessions (OURS 2020)

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna“Protecting Consumer Rights in Electronic Contracts in Sri Lanka: Lessons from European Union and United Kingdom” (Full Paper) 11th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, September 13th -14th 2018, Conference Proceedings

Ruwanthika Ariyartna, “Balancing Intellectual Propert Rights and Public Interest: An Overview”, (Full paper with W.A.S.S.Wijesinghe) Second International Multidsiplinary Law Conference- 2016, ‘Interdisciplinary Intergration for Legal Enrichment’, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India,  Conference proceedings, pp.317-330

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, Contracting in Cyber Space: A Comparative Analysis of Electronic Transaction Law in Sri Lanka. (Abstract and Full Paper) 9th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, 2016, p.280

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna,“Applicability of International Humanitarian Law in a context of Non-Internatioanl Armed Conflicts: An Overview”, (Extended Abstract) OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings, 2016, The Open University of Sri Lanka , p. 29

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, “Enforcing the Environmental Protection through the Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility: Beyond the Traditional Boundaries of Corporate Law”, (Abstract)  Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2015, 25-27 February 2015, Colombo Sri Lanka, Conference Proceeding Book

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna, “The Protection on Geographical Indications in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Ceylon Tea”. (Extended Abstract) OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings, 2015, The Open University of Sri Lanka

Ruwanthika Ariayaratna, “Balancing Trademark Rights against Right to Health: An Analysis with Reference to the Resent Case of Ceylon Tobacco PLC v. Minister of Health.” (Extended Abstract), Annual Academic Sessions’ Proceedings – 2014, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp248-251.

Ruwanthika Ariyaratna,“Corporate Social Responsibility : Why It Should Be a Law? ; A Lesson from India.” (Abstract) International conference on Corporate Social Responsibility – 04th -5th November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Conference Proceeding Book p.23.


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