Ms Ramani Muttettuwegama > Tiruchelvam Associates > Colombo, Sri Lanka > Lawyer Profile

Tiruchelvam Associates
Sri Lanka
Ramani Muttettuwegama photo

Work Department

Corporate M&A, Finance & Banking, Immigration, IP,


Managing Partner


The Firm is managed by Ramani who is the first point of contact for many clients who rely on her not only for her experienced legal opinions but also for her socio political analyses. She has more than 25 years of experience in the profession and heads the Labour, Tax, Intellectual Property and Immigration practices of the Firm. She is a leading human rights advocate and an expert in Telecom and IT Law and has significant experience in Commercial Contracts, Project Financing and Mergers and Acquisitions. She is a skilled negotiator and the Firm’s key representative with regulators.




Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) American Chamber of Commerce (SL)


Attorney-at-Law (1993),
Barrister at Law (Lincoln’s Inn) & Member of the New York Bar,
LL.M (Columbia), LL. B (London)

Lawyer Rankings

Sri Lanka > Banking and finance

Ramani Muttettuwegama is at the helm of Tiruchelvam Associates‘ banking and finance practice, which advises a list of reputable domestic clients on securities transactions, project financing matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Its clients span the governmental, tech, retail and manufacturing sectors and it has experience handling matters that are cross-jurisdictional in nature.

Sri Lanka > Labour and employment

(Leading Individuals)

Ramani Muttettuwegama Tiruchelvam Associates

Tiruchelvam Associates‘ practice is jointly led by Ramani Muttettuwegama and senior associate Michael Paiva, who brings his expertise in visas and immigration matters to bear in the context of employment law. The team is well versed in advising on the scope of employment-related issues, such as compliance, drafting of employment agreements and registrations, and remote working. The client base includes hospitality, pharmaceutical, corporate and not-for-profit entities, of which the latter is a particular area of focus for the team. Regulatory specialist associate Ovini Nanayakkara joined the team in March 2023.

Sri Lanka > Intellectual property

The IP team at Tiruchelvam Associates is experienced in handling trade mark and patent design filings, and assists with managing IP portfolios. The group is also strong in contentious IP matters, often appearing before the NIPO in enforcement cases. Managing partner Ramani Muttettuwegama, senior associate Michael Paiva and associate Adheeba Ilyas are at the practice’s helm. Associate Thuwaraka Ganeshan left for an in-house role in December 2022.

Sri Lanka > Tax

The practice at Tiruchelvam Associates is particularly experienced in advising on Sri Lankan employment tax regulations, tax clearance issues, and the tax aspects of customs, import and export matters. Ramani Muttettuwegama leads the team, which was strengthened in March 2023 by the arrival of associate Navoda Wanniarachchi from private practice.