Managing Partner


+94 11 2324579

Highly regarded

Bar admissions:

Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

Practice areas:


I am the Managing Proprietor of the law firm John Wilson Partners -

My education began at the Overseas School of Colombo, Sri Lanka - followed by five years at boarding school (Stonyhurst College) in England -

Fluent in French, at university, I followed a double degree program of King’s College, University of London and l’Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

I graduated in 1995 with an LL.B (Hons.) degree as well as a Maîtrise en droit privé mention droit français et anglais and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996. I was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, Colombo in 2000.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).

I am also the Hony. Secretary and a Director of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Sri Lanka) branch.

  • Foreign investment, (including immigration law, visas and work permits),
  • Intellectual property,
  • Corporate law (legal due diligence exercises, joint ventures, shareholder agreements),
  • Litigation, arbitration, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards,
  • Tax issues
  • Employment law and industrial relations matters,
  • Restructuring and liquidation of companies,
  • Testamentary matters and trusts