Shanika is a Partner at Sudath Perera Associates and has been with the firm since 2002. She specializes in Intellectual Property Law, with a focus on anti-counterfeit and anti-piracy work.
Shanika graduated from the Sri Lanka Law College and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kelaniya. She was called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka in 2004.
She decided to pursue a legal career because of her desire to contribute to society and to help settle disputes. Shanika describes herself as driven and is a good listener and negotiator. She strongly believes in an independent judiciary, free from political interference.
She relaxes by listening to music and spending time with her children.