Fluent in French, at university, he followed a double degree programme of King's College, University of London and l'Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. He graduated in 1995 with an LL.B (Hons.) degree as well as a Maîtrise en droit privé mention droit français et anglais, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1996 and was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, Colombo in 2000. He also speaks Sinhalese and German and also has a reasonable understanding of Spanish. He acts as: Official Lawyer of the Swiss Embassy, Colombo. Avocat Conseil of the French Embassy, Colombo. Trusted lawyer of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Colombo. In addition to running the law practice JOHN WILSON PARTNERS, Attorneys-at-Law and Notaries Public, Intellectual Property Attorneys & Foreign Investment Consultants, in 2010 he accepted a long term appointment as In House Legal Adviser/Counsel for the European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka. Publications -1997 to date - Sri Lanka Chapter for the FT Law and Tax's "Trade Marks Trade Names and Unfair Competition". 2000 to date - contributed the Sri Lanka section of the Matthew Bender publication on "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments" in countries across the globe. 2003 to date - contributed to the Sri Lanka section of the E-PAT portal on patent laws and practice of the countries of the world. 2005 - contributed the Sri Lanka Chapter in the book entitled "International Debt Recovery" published by Carswell, Division of Thomson Canada Limited. 2005 - contributed the Sri Lanka section in the International Chamber of Commerce's Counterforce network's publication "IP Enforcement Guide". 2005 - contributed the Sri Lanka Chapter in the book "Manual - Industrial Property, Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Trademarks and Designs" published by Kluwer law International B.V. 2005 - contributed the Sri Lanka section of the IPInstaLaw database published by LexisNexis. 2006 - contributed the Sri Lanka section for the Sweet and Maxwell Publication on "Trademarks: International Law & Practice". 2007 - contributed the Sri Lankan section for the International Bar Association's Guide on Takeovers and Mergers. 2007 - contributed the Sri Lankan section to Thompson's "Patents Throughout the World and Design and Utility Models throughout the World." 2007 - contributed an article on Sri Lankan trademark law to the publication "Getting the Deal Through - Trademarks 2008". 2008 - contributed Articles on the Landlord and Tenant and the Inheritance Laws of Sri Lanka to the Internet based publication "Global Property Guide". 2008 - contributed the Sri Lanka section to INTA's Trademark Cancellation Guide. 2009 - contributed the Sri Lanka Chapter to the publication "Product Liability in the Asia Pacific Region" published by The Federation Press Pty Ltd. 2011 - contributed the Sri Lanka chapter for INTA's Trademark Oppositions Guide. Currently working on a Kluwer monologue on the IP laws of Sri Lanka.