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Publications by Our Experts

Arbitration and ADR

  • Perera H, ‘Duty of Arbitrators To Give Reasons; Failure And Its Consequences Under The Arbitration Act’ (2020) X Junior Bar Law Journal 2019.
  • Gunawansa A, and Surasena D, ‘Applicable Rules of Evidence in Arbitration’ (, 2019).
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in International Commercial Disputes, Attorney General’s Law Review, July 2000.
  • Sornarajah, M., 1997. Power and justice in foreign investment arbitration. Journal of International Arbitration, 14(3), pp.103-140.
  • Sornarajah, M., 1991. The climate of international arbitration. Journal of International Arbitration, 8(2), pp.47-86.

Construction Law

  • Gunawansa, A. et al. (2021) ‘Sri Lanka’, in The International Compendium of Construction Contracts: A country by Chapter Review. Australia, Australia: De Gruyter, pp. 1098–1136.
  • Dr. A. Gunawansa and P. Chan, Asia Pacific Construction Law case Book 2008, Lexis-Nexis.
  • Dr. A. Gunawansa and P. Chan, Asia Pacific Construction Law case Book 2007, Lexis-Nexis.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Contractual and Policy Challenges to Developing Eco-cities, Sustainable Development, Vol. 19, Issue 6, 2011.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Pure Economic Loss Relating to Construction Defects: A Comparative Analysis, Construction Law Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 6, 2010.
  • Dr. A. Gunawansa and P. Chan, Resolving Construction Disputes the ASEAN Way, Building and Construction Law, Vol. 24, No. 5, Thompson, 2008.
  • Ashan Stanislaus, Understanding the Penalty Rule and its Exceptions in Construction Contracts. Construction Review, Chamber of Construction Industry, Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • Perera, S., 1983. Resource sharing in linear construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 109(1), pp.102-111.

Environmental Law

Investment Law

  • Sornarajah, M., 2017. The international law on foreign investment. Cambridge University Press.
  • Sornarajah, M., 2015. Resistance and change in the international law on foreign investment. Cambridge University Press.
  • Mitchell, A.D., Sornarajah, M. and Voon, T. eds., 2015. Good faith and international economic law. OUP Oxford.
  • Perera, S.M., 2005. State Responsibility: Ascertaining the Liability of States in Foreign Investment Disputes. The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 6(4), pp.vii-529.
  • Sornarajah, M., 2003. The clash of globalizations and the international law on foreign investment: the Simon Reisman lecture in international trade policy. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, 10(2), pp.1-20.
  • Sornarajah, M., 2000. The settlement of foreign investment disputes. Kluwer Law International.

Legal Aspects of Infrastructure Development

  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa and Lovleen Bhullar, Water Governance: An Evaluation of Alternative Architectures, Edward Elgar Publishing House, UK.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, The Need for an Infrastructure Development Fund for Post-Conflict Sri Lanka, Chamber of Construction Industry, Sri Lanka.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Legal Implications in the use of Project Financing Initiatives in Developing Countries, Attorney General’s Law Review, July 2000.

Public-Private Partnerships

  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Public – Private Partnerships in Urban Water Supply Sector: A Study of the Regional Trends, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. LKYSPP 12-04 IWP.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Public-Private Partnerships for Major Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries, in Contemporary Issues in Construction in Developing Countries, Ofori, G. ed., Rutledge.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Water Governance Options for Developing Countries: Quo Vardis PPP?, Water Leader, Issue 3, 2011, IWP, LKYSPP, NUS.

Trade, Banking and International Law

  • Linarelli, J., Salomon, M.E. and Sornarajah, M., 2018. The misery of international law: confrontations with injustice in the global economy. Oxford University Press.
  • Perera, S.M., 2012. Equity-Based Decision-Making and the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard: Lessons from the Argentine Investment Disputes–Part II. The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 13(3), pp.442-485.
  • Sornarajah, M. and Wang, J. eds., 2010. China, India and the international economic order. Cambridge University Press.
  • Verheyen, G., Perera, S.M. and Lu, K.W. eds., 2009. Investing with confidence: understanding political risk management in the 21st century. The World Bank.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Proof of Shipment Under Letters of Credit Transactions: Expectation of Banks, Attorney General’s Law Review, Sri Lanka, July 2002.
  • Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, The Law Relating to Export Bills, Bar Association of Sri Lanka Law Journal, April 2001.
  • M Sornarajah, The Law of International Joint Ventures (Longman, 1994);

Other Publications

  • Gunawansa A, and Hussain N, ‘Legal Policy Challenges to Establishing an International Financial Centre in Sri Lanka’ (2018) 24 Bar Association Law Journal
  • Gunawansa A, and Nelson D, ‘Understanding The Legality and Scope of “Without Prejudice” Letters’ (2015) 15 Chamber of Construction Journal