In 1972, Justice Chandra was Admitted to the Bar in Sri Lanka as an Advocate. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Justice Chandra was a Practitioner at the Private Bar and appeared as Counsel in the Original Courts and the Appellate Courts from 1972 to 2008. He was a Consultant to several leading Banks, Private and Public Institutions, and served as a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the National Arbitration Centre.
Justice Chandra was a Visiting Lecturer, Course Director and Examiner at the Faculty of Graduate Studies of the Colombo University, and was also a visiting Lecturer and Examiner at the Open University of Sri Lanka, Moratuwa University and the Sri Lanka Law College. He has over 30 years’ experience as a lecturer.
Justice Chandra was a Senior Consulting Editor of the Colombo Appellate Law Reports and was a Consultant to the World Bank on the Land Titling Project and USAID Projects in association with Nathan Associates of USA. He was instrumental in structuring the Coir Council, the Ceramics Council and the Spice Council for the first time in Sri Lanka. He also served as a Legal Consultant for the Tea Sourcing Partnership of London and was an external Collaborator and Consultant to the International Labour Organization in Colombo.
Justice Chandra was the Senior Legal Consultant to the Southern Development Authority in 1996. He was the Legal Consultant on Industrial Relations of the Board of Investments of Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2008, a member of the National Labour Advisory Council of Sri Lanka and a member of the Labour Law Reforms Committee of the Ministry of Labour in 2007 – 2008.
Justice Chandra served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York in 2009 and was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on 17th June 2010. He retired from the Supreme Court on 3rd July 2012.
Justice Chandra was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court in Fiji in October 2011 and was appointed a Resident Justice of Appeal in September 2012. He has been the National Coordinator of the National Judicial Education Committee, Chairperson of the Fiji Law Reports Committee, Committee Member and Accredited Mediator of the Fiji Mediation Centre.