Admitted to the partnership at Afridi & Angell in 2018, Chatura's practice focuses primarily on dispute resolution. He advises and represents clients in arbitration, and has represented clients in DIAC, ADCCAC, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations. He also works with local advocates on matters before the UAE Federal Courts, including the Federal Supreme Court in matters of national security, as well as the Courts of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
Chatura regularly acts for clients in high value construction disputes. He also advises on maritime and shipping disputes, banking disputes, employment disputes, as well as disputes relating to commercial transactions.
Prior to joining Afridi & Angell in 2008, Chatura was in the private bar of Sri Lanka practicing in the Law Chambers of Dr Harsha Cabral, President’s Counsel. He was also a visiting lecturer in law at the Faculties of Law and Management at the University of Colombo.
Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, called to the Bar in 2006.
Arbitration in the UAE, Lexology Getting The Deal Through
UAE chapter of Arrest of Vessels, Maritime Law Handbook, Kluwer Law International
LL.M., Harvard Law School (William H. Fulbright Scholar), 2007
LL.B. (Honours), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2004