Harendra de Silva QC specialises in serious crime – including murder, serious fraud, importation and supply of drugs, armed robbery, rape, money laundering and human trafficking. Harendra, a Harmsworth Scholar, was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1970 after completing his pupillage at 2 Paper Buildings (later known as Argent Chambers). In 1991 he was appointed as a Recorder of the Crown Court and in 1994 he became a member of the Panel of Chairmen of the Police Appeals Tribunal. He took silk in 1995. Harendra was appointed Master of the Bench of Middle Temple in 2004. He is the President of the Association of Sri Lankan Lawyers in the UK (ASLLUK). He has chaired seminars on Criminal Law and delivered lectures on The Right to Silence and Admissibility of Bad Character Evidence.
Harendra graduated in Law from Queens’ College, Cambridge University and obtained his Master’s in International Law.