Senior Counsel Anura Meddegoda tendered his nomination for the office of President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka 2017/2018 on January 9, 2017.

Meddegoda is an Attorney-at- Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka with 35 years of active legal practice at the Bar. He served as a Senior State Counsel in the Department of the Attorney General and as a Prosecuting Counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands.

He has been actively involved with the activities of the Bar Association having served in the Executive Committee during the stewardship of Shibly Aziz PC and Upul Jayasuriya.

He has also been chair of several committees of the Association including the Public Interest Litigation Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Police-Bar Relations Committee and Overseas Relations Committee.