Dr Chamila Talagala is a researcher and a legal advisor. His expertise is primarily in the area of Intellectual Property Law and Access to Knowledge. Chamila read for his PhD at Griffith Law School and holds a Master of Laws with Honours, Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law with Honours and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom. Chamila is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. He is currently the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and holds senior positions in a wide range of ministerial and government committees. He is also a visiting academic at various higher educational institutions, including the National Defence University of Sri Lanka. Prior to undertaking his PhD at Griffith University, he was a Senior Lecturer at APIIT Law School in Sri Lanka. In addition, he has worked as a Lecturer at the National Defence University of Sri Lanka and as a Visiting Lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has also practiced as a Legal Counsel in the Sri Lankan Appellate Courts and, at one time, he worked as a Junior Counsel attached to the Chambers of Mr. D. S. Wijesinghe, President’s Counsel.
- 'Translation and the International Copyright Crisis: The Sri Lankan Experience During the Early Years of Independence' (2017) 39(3) European Intellectual Property Review, 153.
- 'Cloud Computing and the Future of Copyright Law' (2017) 39(2) European Intellectual Property Review, 100 (with Kanchana Kariyawasam).
- 'Copyright and Agricultural Research: Open Access and Translation' (2015) European Intellectual Property Review, 498-504 (with Leanne Wiseman).