Anura B. Meddegoda, a senior Attorney-at-Law will stand for election to the office of President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) for the year.
A former Senior State Counsel, Meddegoda who was called to the Bar in October 1981 counts over 30 years of active practice at the Bar.
Immediately after his call, Meddegoda joined the Department of the Attorney General as a State Counsel. Thereafter he served the international community when he joined the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague, The Netherlands as a Prosecuting Trial Attorney.
He is an Honours graduate of King’s College, University of London. Meddegoda has served in numerous committees of the BASL including its Executive Committee during the stewardship of former Attorney General Shibly Aziz, President’s Counsel and Upul Jayasuriya.
He has also served as Chair of the Public Interest Litigation Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Police-Bar Relations Committee and the Overseas Relations Committee of the BASL.
As Chair of the Public Interest Litigation Committee, Meddegoda has appeared in support of several public interest litigation cases including the Matale mass grave exhumation case in the Matale Magistrate’s Court, Pasyala police shooting case in the Court of Appeal, Rathupaswala incident in the Magistrate’s Court Gampaha, and in the Beruwela communal violence case.