Attorney-at-Law (Hons), Dipl. Forensic Med., Dipl. IP Law, Dipl. Intl. Relations, LLM (Distinction), PhD
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Prior to joining Griffith University Thanuja worked as an Attorney-at-Law. Her legal practice in Criminal Law saw her appear in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.
Thanuja has a long standing research interest in financing instruments of international trade contracts which was triggered by her Master of Laws in International Trade Law (University of Wales). In light of her continued research of this area and related legal developments, she then wrote about the principles, issues and theoretical perspectives of the law relating to demand guarantees for her Doctor of Philosophy thesis completed at Griffith University. Her thesis explored the phenomenon of unfair and opportunistic advantage taking in the enforcement of demand guarantees in the Sri Lankan guarantee market, and proposed legal and policy reform which will be useful for mitigating the adverse consequences of this phenomenon.
- Commercial law
- Financing instruments of international trade
- Unconscionable conduct
- Demand Guarantees: Operation, Enforcement and the Autonomy Principle (LexisNexis, Butterworths, 2015).
Refereed journal publications
- 'Injunctions restraining the enforcement of letters of credit and performance guarantees: The Australian experience' (2016) 44 Australian Business Law Review 404.
- 'The principle of good faith in the enforcement of performance guarantees' (2014) 26 Singapore Academy of Law Journal 280.
- ‘Enhancing Sri Lankan consumer protection through consumer guarantees and strict liability for defective goods — Lessons from the Australian model of Consumer Law’ (2013) 21(2) Competition & Consumer Law Journal 165.
- ‘Toward fairness in the guarantee market: The rationale for expanding interventions from fraud to unconscionability in the enforcement of demand guarantees’ (2013) 16 International Trade and Business Law Review 225.
- ‘Unconscionable demands under on-demand guarantees: A case of wrongful exploitation’ (2012) 33(2) Adelaide Law Review 481.
- ‘Theoretical justifications for restraining unconscionable demands under on-demand guarantees’ (2012) 40 Australian Business Law Review 5.
- ‘Mitigating the risk of unfair calling on demand guarantees in the Sri Lankan market’ (2011) 8 Macquarie Journal of Business Law 222.
- ‘UCP 500 to 600: A forward movement’ (2011) 18(2) eLaw Journal 1.
- Member, Bar Association of Sri Lanka
- Member, Australian Law Teachers' Association