“Afridi delivers international quality advice on local law matters. The team meets deadlines and bring a commercial understanding to their work product. They are also responsive and personable in their dealings.” - Legal 500 EMEA

Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Construction
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Infrastructure and Projects
  • Insurance
  • Shipping and Maritime
  • Transport


  • Professional
  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  • DIFC Courts – Part I
  • Languages
  • English
  • Sinhalese
  • Academic
  • LL.B. (Hons.) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010
Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker, The New Arbitration Law, the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (UAE Chapter), 13 February 2019, Dubai
  • Speaker, Federal law No. 6 of 2018 – The New Arbitration Law, seminar organised by Afridi & Angell, 27 June 2018, Dubai
Awards and Testimonials

“Mevan Bandara is charming, massively hard-working and very clever.”

Chambers Global 2020 



Mevan is a litigator and practices in the firm’s dispute resolution practice. He advises and represents clients in arbitration, DIFC Court litigation and on-shore litigation matters. In addition to advising client on regular commercial/contractual disputes, Mevan regularly acts for clients in high-value construction disputes and also advises on bankruptcy and restructure, maritime and shipping, insurance, employment, banking disputes and investment disputes. Mevan also assists clients in structuring joint ventures, franchises, distributorship and registered agencies. Much of his work has a cross boarder element, and he has represented clients in arbitrations seated in London, Dubai, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Mevan is a Legal 500 recognised practitioner. Clients’ comments include: “Mevan Bandara is charming, massively hard-working, and very clever.”


Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2016, Mevan was in the private bar of Sri Lanka and was employed as a Counsel at one of the leading law firms in Sri Lanka, whilst simultaneously practicing in the Law Chambers of Mr Justice Prasanna Jayawardena, President’s Counsel. He was also a visiting lecturer in Business Law at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an examiner at the Sri Lanka Law College.