The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that President’s Counsel Anura Bandara Meddegoda has been appointed as the seventh Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) of Sri Lanka.
“I thank the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen for appointing me. I pledge to discharge my duties to the best of my ability, to safeguard and enhance the rights of Sri Lankan consumers, manufacturers and traders,” Meddegoda said.
Meddegoda is a PC with 37 years of legal experience. He served in the Attorney General’s department (as Senior State Counsel) for nearly 20 years. Thereafter he joined The Hague’s United Nations International Criminal Tribunal’s Office of the Prosecutor as a Legal Adviser in 1994 and served for 10 years.
He was appointed as Secretary Ministry of Justice and Judicial Reform in 2004 but had to skip due to his commitment with The Hague. After returning from The Hague in 2005 he continued with his private legal practice and President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him as a President’s Counsel in April 2017.
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) is the apex Government organization mandated to protect consumers’ interests and ensure fair market competition in Sri Lanka. It has been established under the Consumer Affairs Authority Act No.09 of 2003.