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Nimal Dissanayake

Nimal Dissanayake

132 Mayfair Crescent
Hamilton ON  L8S 4E8
Tel: (905) 525-6629
Fax: (905) 522-3920
Email: nimal@dissanayake.ca
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Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice, part-time, since 1982; full-time since 1987.


LL.B. (Hons.), 1970, University of Ceylon, LL.M., 1975, LL.B., 1977, Queen's University.


Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ceylon, 1969-1972; Attorney, Supreme Court of Ceylon (Part-time practice), 1970-1972; Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations, Faculty of Business, McMaster University, 1978-1980; Sessional Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business, McMaster University, 1980-1989; Board Solicitor, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1980-1987.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

$2,000 if notification is received less than one month prior to hearing; $350 if notification is received at least one month prior to hearing.

Lists and Panels

Ontario Ministry of Labour; Ontario Grievance Settlement Board; Labour Canada; Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton/C.U.P.E.; Air Canada/I.A.M.; Bell Canada/C.E.P.; Air Canada/C.A.W.

Related Adjudication Experience

Part-time Vice-Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board, 1987-1998; Referee, Ontario Employment Standards Act, 1987-1997; Adjudicator, Canada Labour Code, 1987-2007; Part-time Vice-Chair, Ontario Grievance Settlement Board, 1987-2017; Part-time arbitrator on Grievance Settlement Board Roster, 2017-present.


Ontario Labour-Management Arbitrators' Association; National Academy of Arbitrators (U.S.A).

Arbitration Awards on CanLII

For Arbitrator Dissanayake's awards on CanLII, click here. Note: CanLII, the Canadian Legal Information Institute, offers free access to the full text of recent awards by this arbitrator.

Related Publications

"Ontario Labour Relations Board Report" (1982-87) Editor.

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