Ms Laila Nasry > Tiruchelvam Associates > Colombo, Sri Lanka > Lawyer Profile

Tiruchelvam Associates
Sri Lanka
Laila Nasry photo

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Projects & Energy




Laila joined the Firm after managing a considerable portfolio in Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department as a State Counsel. She is a Chevening Scholar and holds an LLM with Distinction in Energy and Natural Resources Law from Queen Mary University of London. Presently she heads the firm’s project and energy practice as well as the litigation and disputes resolution practice. She also specialises in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare laws, Procurement, Commercial Contracts and Project Structuring. Recently she was the Asian Development Bank’s National Legal Specialist for Sri Lanka’s first 100 MW Wind Power Project in Mannar.




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


Attorney-at-Law (2005),
LL.M – Energy and Natural Resources Law (Lon, QMUL) (with Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

Sri Lanka > Dispute resolution

Tiruchelvam Associates has an agile team that handles all aspects of litigation from advising on how to resolve potential disputes to representing clients in court. The team covers a broad array of matters from family disputes to commercial litigation, and is also well-regarded for its work in corporate investigations, private client litigation and handling whistleblowing claims. Laila Nasry  heads the department. Ayendra Wickremesekera is another prominent member of the group who is vastly experienced in handling a sizeable caseload of  difficult cases and is particularly skilled at advising on labour law cases.

Sri Lanka > Corporate and M&A

Tiruchelvam Associates has extensive experience of advising local and foreign clients (both individuals and corporates) on a variety of deals such as capital market transactions and cross-border M&As. It is also recommended for its restructuring work and for its advice on foreign exchange transactions. ‘The team working with us is like an extended part of our own team ’ say clients. Asanka Abeysekera and Laila Nasry co-lead the team that is strong in the not-for-profits and start-up arenas as well. The group enjoys a close working relationship with the various local regulators such as the Registry of Companies and the Department of Foreign Exchange of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka > Projects and energy

(Leading individuals)

Laila NasryTiruchelvam Associates

Tiruchelvam Associates is known for its work in the energy sector and is led in this space by energy law specialist Laila Nasry. In addition it has an excellent working relationship with all regulators and receives plaudits for its work on PPP projects and for its advice on environmental legislation. Senior associate Nirosha Peiris also plays a pivotal role in major projects.

Sri Lanka > Private client

Tiruchelvam Associates has a diverse practice that frequently advises on uncontested testamentary related matters such as intestate succession, probate and the execution of notarial instruments. Under the leadership of Asanka Abeysekera and Laila Nasry, the first-class team also drafts deeds, wills and other agreements for high-net-worth clients. It also continues to be busy advising on the re-sealing of foreign probates.