Academic & Professional Qualifications
Rakitha holds an MBA with a Merit Pass from the University of West London, a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Colombo and a BSc (Hons.) in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University.
He secured a First Class Honours at the Sri Lanka Law College. Rakitha was called to the Bar as an Attorney-at-Law in 2008. He is also a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK (ACCA).
Rakitha’s diverse background in academic and professional qualifications is aptly reflected in his dynamic and multi disciplinary career profile.
He is an Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka specialising in Tax Law, Company Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Commercial Law for more than 12 years. He also works as a Legal Consultant at Chambers Colombo Law Firm, Colombo 07.
Rakitha is a visiting Lecturer for Company Law of the Bachelor of Laws Degree Programs offered by the University of London, Staffordshire University UK, University of the West of England and University of Bedfordshire UK.
He has been lecturing for ACCA in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and Maldives on Business Law, Taxation and Advanced Taxation for over 13 years producing over 20 Sri Lankan prize winners. He holds an as yet unbroken record of being the only Sri Lankan ACCA lecturer to produce two world prize winners. He is also a Council Member of the Member Network Panel of ACCA Sri Lanka.
Rakitha is one of the four founding directors of Icon Business School, which is the largest ACCA tuition provider in Sri Lanka. He also served as the Director – Transfer Pricing attached to Jayasinghe & Co. – Chartered Accountants affiliated to Russell Bedford International.