Significant developments in the legal framework were observed in 2018, following on from a number of important legislative reforms in 2017. However, it is the view of John Wilson Partners that a concerted effort must be made to finalise the reform of the archaic Customs Ordinance. Details of some of the problems arising from this legislation are dealt with in the view point article in this chapter. Active Liability Management Act No. 8 of2018 This act was enacted by the Sri Lankan…
From The Report: Sri Lanka 2019
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This chapter examines the legal system of Sri Lanka, focusing on raising loans via the Active Liability Management Act No. 8 of 2018; liberalising foreign land ownership through the Land Restriction on Alienation Act No. 21 of 2018; the Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act No. 20 of 2018, which covers tax exemptions and exemption periods; the Value-added Tax (Amendment) Act No. 25 of 2018; and the investigations and impositions included under the Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties Act No. 2 of 2018. This chapter contains a viewpoint from John Wilson, Managing Proprietor, John Wilson Partners.