Harshanee Deshapriya possesses 15 years of work experience including 12 years as a corporate lawyer with an extensive exposure towards capital market regulatory work, corporate affairs and activities in diversified industries such as manufacturing, real estate, insurance, investment banking and finance.
Her professional expertise ranges across various foreign and local investment activities including company takeovers and mergers, corporate finance and advisory services, dealing with foreign hedge funds and exchanges, commercial arbitration and contract management.
Harshanee holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Business and Commercial Law with a Merit Pass from the University of West London and she was awarded Outstanding Performance recognition for the highest average in dissertation. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Colombo, Faculty of Law and she admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Sri Lanka with Honours.
Harshanee has also obtained Professional Qualifications in Human Resources Management (PQHRM) from IPM Sri Lanka with a Merit Award and has successfully completed the Post Attorney Diploma in Corporate Law with a Merit Pass from the Advanced Legal Studies Unit of Sri Lanka Law College.
Prior to joining the Janashakthi Group, she headed the legal division of the Lanka Century Investments PLC Group.
Harshanee apprenticed with the President Counsel Geoffrey Alagaratnam and has received substantial training whilst interning at John Keells Holdings PLC, Peoples’ Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka.