• Shiyara Dassanayake

Shiyara Dassanayake

Associate Director - BDO Secretaries (Pvt) Ltd

Tel: +94-11-2421878-79-70

Direct: +94–11-2470129

Fax: +94-11-2336064



Executive Summary

Shiyara Dassanayake counts over 15 years’ experience as an Attorney-at-Law. She functions as an Associate Director at BDO Secretaries (Private) Limited. She completed her internship at the Chambers of Mr. Dinal Phillips PC and started her legal career as an apprentice at Varners Lanka Law Office. Since then, she has worked at Dialog Axiata PLC, C.G. Corporate Consultants (Private) Limited and MillenniumIT.

She specializes in Commercial and Intellectual Property matters and possesses rich and varied experience in drafting commercial and corporate agreements, providing advice on foreign exchange regulations and company secretarial services.

A product of Bishop’s College Colombo and Sri Lanka Law College, she received her LLB from the Open University of Sri Lanka.


Areas of Expertise

•Corporate Secretarial Services 

•Drafting Commercial Agreements 

•Trademark and Intellectual Property matters


•Foreign Investment Advisory Services


Qualifications and Certifications

•  LL.B.

•  Attorney-at-Law

•  Notary Public & Company Secretary

•  Licentiate of Trinity College, London