Name: Nicola Tehani De Zoysa Date of Birth: 22nd March 1992
Current residential address:
St. Stephen’s Mawatha,
Phone: Mobile: +94-773****** E-mail: email@example.com
Present :(full time) Junior Legal Counsel in the Chambers of Dr. Asanga Gunawansa (Attorney-at-Law)
(February 2018 -to date)
:(part time) English News Anchor- News 1st (radio & television)
- MTV/MBC Networks (August 2012 – to date)
: (Part time) Conducting Speech/ Drama and etiquette Workshops for children and adults.
: Freelance compere for events.
Past: Apprentice at the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka (June-December 2017)
- under Senior Deputy Solicitor General Mr. Susantha Balapatabendi.
: Intern under Att. -at-Law Sanath Weeratne (May-June 2017)
: (Part time) Assisted with Case Law research for Att. At Law Harith de Mel (under
PC Palitha Kumarasinghe). (September 2015- October 2016)
: (part time) Elocution teacher- Varuni Jayasekera Academy of Speech and Drama.
(September 2015- September 2018)
: Intern at F.J. & G. De Saram Law firm (July-Sept. 2014)
Educational Qualifications (professional/ academic):
At present: Reading for the LLM (UK) of the University of London
: Reading for the CIMA- Strategic Level (final stage)
2019: Completed the training workshop on “Construction Claims- Delay and Disruption- Analysis and
Resolution” conducted by FIDIC Accredited Trainer Mr. Malith Mendis (Mendis Cobain Consultants)
2018: Was called to the Bar as an Attorney-at-Law registered with the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.
(Passed the exams conducted by the Sri Lanka Law College in 2017)
: Participated in Short Course on Intellectual Property Law conducted by The Institute for the
Development of Commercial Law and Practice.
: Completed the Certificate Course for Effective Instructing Attorneys conducted by the Bar
Association of Sri Lanka.
2015: Graduated with LLB Honours (2nd Class) - University of London (Royal Institute, Colombo)
2013: Diploma in Law (University of London)
: Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama Performance -LLCM: Distinction
-University of West London, London College of Music Examinations
2011: Passed the Local G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination (English Medium): St. Bridget’s Convent
2009: Level 4, Associate Diploma in Performing (Speech and Drama)- ATCL: Trinity College London:
-Distinction (Sri Lanka Centre prize winner)
2008: Local G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination (English Medium): St. Bridget’s Convent
8 A’s- Religion, Sinhala Language and Literature, English Language, Science,
Mathematics, History, Business and accounting studies, ICT.
B - English Literature
Trinity Guildhall, Advanced Level Graded Examinations, Grades 1 - 8 Speech and Drama:
-Distinction (Trinity College London)
Awards and Achievements:
Annual Prize giving, St.Bridget’s convent:
2011: Service to the School
2008: Daphne Attygalle Scholarship Award for The Best Science Student of St.Bridget’s Convent for 2008
Nominated for the award of “Best Television Presenter (English) of the year” in 2016 and “The best Television News Reader (English) of the year” in 2015 and 2018 at the Raigam Tele’es – The Nation’s Tele Awards.
2012: Member of the runner-up team in the Company simulation competition “My Company 2012”
-conducted by AIESEC in Sri Lanka and Azerbaijan
2011: All Island, Inter School Shakespeare Drama Competition- 2nd runner up (as Desdemona in Othello)
2009: The Sri Lanka Festival for the Performing Arts
- Shakespeare Acting, solo- All Island Winner (distinction); gold medal
: Trinity College London, Sri Lanka Center, the Polytechnic Trophy for the Prize Winner for
3 consecutive years.
2008: Colombo Y.M.C.A., speech contest, senior girl’s category- All Island Winner
: HelpAge Sri Lanka, All Island Schools Essay competition, English Medium, Senior Division- 3rd
: Trinity College London, Sri Lanka center, Prize Winner, Grade 8, Speech and Drama; for obtaining
Above 90 marks in the Final Grade Examination and Exhibition Award/World Prize.
2007: Inter House English Debating Tournament- 2nd runner up
: Trinity Guildhall/ Trinity College London, Sri Lanka center, prize Winner, Grade 7, Speech and
Drama: Exhibition Award/World Prize.
Swanson Middle School, Virginia, U.S.A.
2004: Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Studies, Award for Outstanding Citizenship, Swanson Honour Roll, and Outstanding Student.
Positions held/ Extracurriculars:
At St.Bridget’s Convent:
2010: Head Prefect
2008/2009: Senior Brass (western) band Leader, President of The legion of Mary
In the Collegiate School was an active member of: The Senior School Choir, Sri Lanka Model United Nations Club (and participated in the SLMUN conferences from 2008-2010), English Literary Association (2008), Interact Club, English Debating Society, Drama Society (participated in the Inter House Drama Competitions 2005-2007, and Inter School, Shakespeare Drama Competitions 2009, 2011), Chess Club (2003), ASIPA.
2011-2012: Member of The Rotaract Club of Achievers Lanka Business School
2008-2010: Youth Society (Vice President) of All Saints Church Borella.
2004: Member: Teen Advisory Board; Arlington County Public Library, Reading and reviewing
young adult literature; for Swanson Middle School (USA)
At present: Member of ‘Contempo’ – The Past Pupil’s Choir of St. Bridget’s Convent.
Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Attorney-at-Law- Chairman, Colombo Law Alliance: 077*******
Senior Deputy Solicitor General Mr. Susantha Balapatabendi PC: 077*******
Attorney-at-Law Sanath Weeratne (Public Trustee): 077*******
Mr. Shameer Rasooldeen: (Former) Director- English news (Radio)- News 1st MTV: 077*******
Mrs. Varuni Jayasekara; Directress, Varuni Jayasekara Academy of Speech & Drama: 077*******
Mr. Faris Ismail, CEO, Achievers Lanka Business School: 077*******