Lakshman Madurasinghe

A Lawyer, Compensation Specialist, Behavioural Scientist and Author. He straddles several worlds of experience gained in diverse global institutions, including Alfuttaim, ADNOC and Standard Chartered Bank.

My vision is to empower people to maximize their potential and lead optimal lives. I am a strong proponent of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the use of more comprehensive, psychologically optimal, and emotionally intelligent means of dealing with conflicts.

Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court and Compensation Specialist with Graduate and Postgraduate studies in International Strategy, Corporate Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Neuroscience, Psychology, Counselling, Organization Development  and Comparative Religions.

LEGAL ROLE

Providing expert advice on legal instruments for individual clients or governments negotiating with AUGP and Vammaa Forex of the Pintus Group USA. Deal with their legal, strategy, policy, diplomacy, commercial and infrastructural funding matters in conformity with the United Nations and European Union guidelines. 

Our Brain Technology and Neuroscience Research Centre ( BTNRC) was set up at J R Jayewardene Centre  to investigate the principles of brain organization that underlie executive control, reasoning and decision making. Through a combination of human behavioral, computational modeling, neuroimaging and neuropsychological data gathered through various monitoring techniques, we try to uncover the mechanisms that shape higher cognitive processes and to develop predictive models of brain function that link neural systems to specific patterns of inference and behavior.

 

SKILLS

ONGOING RESEARCH

Ancient Sri Lankan medicine, art, history, language (Maghadi, Pali, Sanskrit and Prakrit scripts) & culture and historical Ravana.

Happiness, risk-taking, neuro-economics and ways to identify different neural correlates for early versus delayed rewards and closely follow the work of David Harvey, Nouriel Roubini & Joseph Stiglitz.

Assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders. Work on bioenergy and psychopathology emphasizing the information processing models that described the role of attention and the impact of the cognitive processes on interpersonal functioning.

Critically evaluating Lord Devlin’s claim that the central function of the criminal law is to simply enforce a moral principle and nothing else. The fundamental question that will be explored by this research is: does the criminal law base its foundations upon concepts of immoral behaviour? This debate was largely a product of the controversy following the Wolfenden Report, though it has burned since the birth of the criminal law. An endless number of cases demonstrate the reluctance of the courts to interfere into the private sphere of the individual, yet if not in immorality, where do the criminal law’s roots lie? When can an act be justifiably prohibited at law? This research will examine the extent to which it can be said that the criminal law is based on moral assumptions.

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