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Mayuka Ranasinghe




Mayuka Ranasinghe is a Partner in our Corporate & Commercial practice. His areas of expertise include aviation law, mergers & acquisitions, foreign investments, capital market transactions, banking & finance, and dispute resolution. He is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and was called to the Bar in 2007.

Current Practice

Mayuka draws from his extensive experience in advising across a wide range of corporate, commercial, and financing transactions, including international asset finance and leasing transactions with a particular emphasis on the aviation industry. He excels in handling high value, structured, complex, and cross border transactions.

Other Relevant Experience

Mayuka has over fifteen years of diverse experience and multi-dimensional expertise having formerly served as an in-house legal counsel holding various managerial positions.

In his previous capacity as in-house Counsel, he led the Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payment Transaction for Sri Lankan Airlines, which was selected as the Best Pre-Delivery Payment Transaction of 2014 by the prestigious Airfinance Journal. He was also the recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Professionals (TOYP) award for Legal Administration in 2014.

Mayuka's experience in handling multi-jurisdictional litigation and alternate dispute resolution mechanisms is a definite value addition. He also has extensive experience in handling multiple government institutions on various aspects connected to commercial transactions.

Notable Appointments

Before joining Varners, Mayuka had served as the Head of Group Legal Affairs at Sri Lankan Airlines, Sri Lanka's National Flag Carrier.

Professional Qualifications

Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

LLB, University of Colombo 

LLM, from University of Colombo 

MBA, University of Wales 

IATA Training on Airline Contract Law