Prasanna Pathiraja Law​ (PPL) assists refugees and immigrants in rebuilding their lives. The law firm offers a variety of services, including asylum representation, refugee resettlement, and legal aid.  PPL believes that refugees deserve a fair chance to begin a new and start over as most claimants have fled their homes due to war, persecution, or violence.​ Experiencing trauma, they may have lost everything they own, and they may not even speak the language of their new country. ​PPL staff understands these parameters. ​PPL assists refugees every step of the way and works to understand their legal options and rights. ​PPL staff help clients connect with available resources and appropriate support services to rebuild lives in Canada. 



Office Manager

Chandi Rathnayaka is an LLB graduate and internationally trained lawyer with a diploma in Community Service Work in Canada. She has experience working with vulnerable and marginalized communities in Canada; which includes refugees, newcomers, and LGBTQ individuals.


Settlement & Employment Manager

Nick Pandit has over twenty-five (25) years of work experience with organizations such as IBM, Ford Motor Company, and the Canadian nuclear industry. His undergraduate degree is from York University and he obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Toronto in Developing Human Resources. In terms of his pro bono activities, he has been an Executive Board Member of several organizations such as the Workforce Development Board (Peterborough), Richmond Hill Food Bank, Northumberland Manufacturer’s Association, and Community Living West Northumberland.

What Our Clients Say – “Documented Testimonials”

“A friend recommended Mr. Prasanna Pathiraja, who proved to be an excellent lawyer. He filed our case within 14 days and assisted us in obtaining government income support, despite our lack of a work permit. He is extremely responsive and compassionate, always available to help us. Our asylum application process was seamless thanks to his efforts. Additionally, he is punctual and adheres to agreed-upon timelines. I would highly recommend him without any hesitation.”

“I spent a lot of time searching for a lawyer who could help me file my refugee case. Despite my efforts to find assistance, I was unsuccessful and felt overwhelmed. However, a friend of mine recommended Mr. Prasanna Pathiraja, who was able to file my case in under two weeks. I feel relieved and grateful to have met him. If you’re looking to file a refugee case, I highly recommend seeking out Mr. Prasanna Pathiraja for assistance”

“I strongly endorse Prasanna Pathiraja as a refugee lawyer. He is a knowledgeable barrister-solicitor who provided me with exceptional assistance in filing my case quickly and with great care. He also provided me with valuable information about my rights and duties as a refugee in Canada. Mr. Pathiraja exceeded my expectations and treated me with respect and individual attention. If you are in need of a competent and dedicated refugee lawyer, I highly recommend Prasanna Pathiraja”