The year 2016 saw significant developments in the legal reform sphere. The most fundamental development was without a doubt the enactment of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Many commentators consider that the RTI Act will be transformational and will go a long way to making government properly accountable. Minimum wage legislation was enacted as well. Another very important bill of Parliament was gazetted at the end of November 2016, the Development Special Provisions Bill, which will…
From The Report: Sri Lanka 2017
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This chapter examines Sri Lanka’s legal framework, focusing on reforms in several areas, changes in capital gains tax and employment law, updated legislation on zoning and land use issues and other key areas.
It also features a viewpoint from John Wilson, Managing Proprietor, John Wilson Partners.