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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403926_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Call for War Crimes Investigation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403881_text International organizations; Judiciary; Religious minorities; War crimes - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403881_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Agreement Seeks to Address Climate Change Impact http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403811_text Agriculture and food; Food assistance ; Foreign aid - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403811_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Food Safety Measures Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403689_text Workers safety and health; Foreign trade and international finance - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403689_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Drafting Constitutional Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403593_text Constitution - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 17 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403593_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Plan to Amend Electricity Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403534_text Energy - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403534_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Foreigners to Be Banned from Purchasing Property http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403496_text Property - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403496_text Global Legal Monitor: India; Sri Lanka: Talks on an Agreement to Strengthen Nuclear Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403369_text Energy - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403369_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Sri Lanka: Sixteen New Agreements Concluded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403338_text International affairs - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403338_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Plan in Place to Revise Immigration Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403320_text Immigration and nationality - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403320_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Terrorist Finance Act to Be Revised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403301_text Terrorism - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403301_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Proposed Law Seeks to Restore Property to Displaced Landowners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403201_text Property - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403201_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Regulation on Crating of Produce http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403186_text Commerce - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403186_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: MOU to Be Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403164_text Labor - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403164_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Restrictions Placed on Sale of Herbicide http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403059_text Workers safety and health - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403059_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Media Outlets Face Approval Requirement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403026_text Freedom of the press - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403026_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Law on Adoption to Be Reviewed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402943_text Adoption and foster care - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402943_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Permitted to Expropriate Certain Businesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402879_text Commerce - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402879_text Global Legal Monitor: Pakistan; Sri Lanka: Free Trade Agreement Meeting to Be Held http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Foreign trade and international finance - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402741_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: New Panel of Retired Judges to Probe Human Rights Violations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402691_text Human rights - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402691_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka; United Nations: Panel Finds Reports of War Crimes Credible http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402653_text War crimes - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402653_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Plan for Aid to University Students to Be Developed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402602_text Education - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402602_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Campaign Against Dengue Relies on Fines http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402557_text Workers safety and health - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402557_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: New Investment Law Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402558_text Investments - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402558_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Transfer Tax for Long-Term Land Leases to Foreigners http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402516_text Taxation - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402516_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Proposed Changes to Retirement Fund Rules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402515_text Employee benefits - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402515_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Minimum Age for Migrant Domestic Workers Raised http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402490_text Labor - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402490_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Irrigation Ordinance to Be Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402472_text Natural resources - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402472_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Considers Regulating Microfinance Companies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402442_text Banks and financial institutions - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402442_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Government Group Established to Implement Reconciliation Commission Findings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402347_text Human rights - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402347_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Mediation Boards Planned for Northern Province http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402279_text Civil procedure - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402279_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Free Health Care to Be Limited for Addicts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402198_text Workers safety and health - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402198_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Protest Staged Against Proposed Constitutional Amendments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402098_text Constitution - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 08 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402098_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Constitutional Reform to Be Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401979_text Constitution - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401979_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Emergency Laws Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401867_text National security - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401867_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Anti-Corruption Law Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401797_text Government ethics and transparency - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401797_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Tax Reforms Considered http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401660_text Taxation - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401660_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Media Barred from Covering Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401475_text Freedom of the press - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401475_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; Sri Lanka: Agreement to Increase Bilateral Cooperation in Several Areas http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401459_text International exchanges - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401459_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Courts to Be Restored in the North http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401380_text Judiciary - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401380_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Steps to Stop Underage Employment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401216_text Labor - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401216_text Global Legal Monitor: Nepal; Sri Lanka: Agreements Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401104_text International affairs - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401104_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Electricity Bill Passed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401095_text Energy - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401095_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Bill Prohibiting Slaughter of Cattle Introduced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540984_text Agriculture and food - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540984_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Plan to Charge Doctors for Leaving the Country http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540947_text Workers safety and health - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540947_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Fuel Prices Cut, Other Steps Taken to Aid Budget, Industry http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540901_text Officials and employees - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540901_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Constitutional Amendment to Qualify for EU Trade Preferences Rejected http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540821_text Constitution - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 08 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540821_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Injunction Against Posters Criticizing Dairy Company Linked to Melamine http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540702_text Workers safety and health - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United It was reported on October 3, 2008, that a district court in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, issued an injunction against a poster campaign in the city. The posters displayed slogans criticizing Fonterra Brands, a New Zealand-based... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 08 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540702_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: ID Offices to Be Computerized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540240_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United It was reported on October 3, 2008, that a district court in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, issued an injunction against a poster campaign in the city. The posters displayed slogans criticizing Fonterra Brands, a New Zealand-based Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540240_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Rice Designated Essential Commodity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540204_text Consumer protection - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United It was reported on October 3, 2008, that a district court in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, issued an injunction against a poster campaign in the city. The posters displayed slogans criticizing Fonterra Brands, a New Zealand-based Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540204_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Attorney General Opposes Non-Summary Proceedings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054018_text Crime and law enforcement - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United It was reported on October 3, 2008, that a district court in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, issued an injunction against a poster campaign in the city. The posters displayed slogans criticizing Fonterra Brands, a New Zealand-based Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who Speaking at a meeting of the Asian Crimes Prevention Foundation on December 15, 2007, the Sri Lankan Attorney General, C. R. De Silva, said that he opposed the use of non-summary proceedings in magistrate's courts for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054018_text Global Legal Monitor: Sri Lanka: Ban on Arms Deals Proposed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540120_text Arms control and nonproliferation - On March 27, 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted to start an investigation into war crimes that may have occurred during Sri Lanka's 25-year civil war, which ended in 2009. (UN Rights Council On February 24, 2014, Navanetham Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), called for an inquiry into the possibility that the two sides in Sri Lanka's civil war both committed war crimes. In December 2013, Sri Lanka and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) signed an agreement designed to help some Sri Lankan residents in farming communities. The agreement, "Addressing Climate Change Impacts on Marginalized Agricultural Communities It was announced on August 29, 2013, that Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved a set of measures designed to make imported food safe for consumers. The immediate concern is the contamination of imported milk powder with It was reported in early May 2013 that the Government of Sri Lanka is now drafting a constitutional amendment to reduce the terms of office of the President and the Chief Justice to five years each, The major opposition party in Sri Lanka has criticized what it views as a flawed attempt by the government to amend the country's Electricity Act. (Sri Lanka Electricity Act, No. 20 of 2009, GAZETTE OF Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers has recently approved moves to change regulations under the State Lands Ordinance, and introduced amendments to the Notaries Ordinance and the Registration of Documents Ordinance, designed to prohibit the sale or On October 12, 2012, in New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka began talks on enhancing their cooperation in the field of civil nuclear technology. The Wu Bangguo, the Chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, visited Sri Lanka September 15-18, 2012. Following his meetings with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the two countries signed 16 new agreements. The agreements cover The Government of Sri Lanka is planning to revise the country's 2006 immigration law, with the goal of curtailing illegal smuggling of migrants. A draft law has been prepared based on the recommendations of a committee According Sri Lankan Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking for the nation's Cabinet on August 24, 2012, the government has approved a plan to revise legislation on terrorist financing. (Sri Lanka to Amend Terrorist Finance Act, On June 3, 2012, Sri Lanka's Justice Minister, Rauff Hakeem, announced that the Cabinet has approved a newly proposed law, the Prescription (Special Provisions) Act, that would allow persons displaced during the Sri Lankan civil war Beginning on June 11, 2012, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade will enforce a regulation first adopted several months earlier. The regulation requires the use of plastic crates to transport 11 types of vegetables According to Dilan Perera, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Oman and Sri Lanka are planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower issues. On the whole, Perera said, conditions are Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health has announced it will impose strict regulation on the sale of Paracot, a widely used brand of the herbicide paraquat. The restrictions were first tried as a pilot project in Nuwara In a directive dated March 9, 2012, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) under Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defence announced that media organizations will need to ask for approval to publish certain SMS (Short Message Tissa Karalliyadde, Sri Lanka's Minister of Child Development and Women's Affairs, has announced plans to amend the country's law on adoption. The law will be reviewed by a recently appointed eight-member committee, in response to complaints On November 9, 2011, the Parliament of Sri Lanka passed legislation that will permit the government of the country to expropriate 37 businesses that are currently performing poorly. These are businesses that had been privatized previously. Pakistan and Sri Lanka held the tenth session of meetings of their Joint Economic Commission from July 4-5, 2011, in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the meetings, the two nations decided to hold a Free Trade Agreement review The Government of Sri Lanka plans to appoint a panel of five judges to begin a new investigation of human rights violations in the northeastern part of the country. The body will report its findings to On April 25, 2011, the United Nations released the report that a panel of experts had completed about a month earlier, concerning accountability in the final stages of the 1983-2009 civil conflict in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka's Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake, recently proposed a new law, the Human Capital Development Finance Act. The plan has been approved by the Cabinet, and the drafting process will begin soon. Sri Lanka has resorted to fining individuals and businesses that do not take the necessary actions to curtail mosquito breeding as a part of the country's efforts to fight dengue fever. The program has proved to Sri Lanka's Senior Minister of International Monetary Co-Operation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stated that the country's government plans to introduce a new investment law to encourage foreign investment. He argued that change was needed in the investment Sri Lanka's Cabinet recently approved a plan to tax long-term leases of land to foreigners. The proposal came from Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the country, who has been acting as the Finance Minister since 2005. Sri Lanka's Minister of Labor, Gamini Lokuge, submitted a draft of the Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act to the legislature. The amendment would make changes to allow Fund participants to withdraw 30% of the assets they In January 2011, the Cabinet of the Sri Lankan government approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of employment for migrant domestic workers from Sri Lanka, making it 21 rather than 18. The new It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Nimal Siripala de Silva, Sri Lanka's Minister of Irrigation and Water Management, has announced that the country's 64-year-old Irrigation Ordinance will soon be revised. A committee is currently Sri Lanka does not at present regulate the companies that provide micro-financing to businesses in the country. Although there have not been a large number of complaints about the industry, on December 20, 2010, it was In order to implement the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, the country's Cabinet decided on October 28, 2010, to establish an Inter-Agency Advisory Group. The goal of the new organization is The Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka has announced plans to establish mediation boards for the Northern Province of the country, with one board in each of the 16 divisional secretariats in the province. The new On August 26, 2010, Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, announced a plan to amend that country's laws so that the free medical facilities that are provided to all citizens will no longer be available On July 6, 2010, members of the largest opposition party in Sri Lanka's legislature, the United National Party (UNP), held a demonstration against the constitutional amendments proposed by the current administration. The protest was staged on According to Sri Lankan Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, that country's government is preparing draft constitutional reforms. The proposal is now being considered by the Attorney General and will be presented to the Cabinet before being On March 9, 2010, Sri Lanka's Parliament, which had been dissolved, met for a short session to approve a one-month extension for the nation's emergency laws. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had signed a proclamation to that effect According to a statement by Dilan Perera, a Member of the Sri Lankan parliament and the Justice Minister, the country's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is planning to propose a new Act to counter waste, corruption, and other According to recent remarks made by the Treasury Secretary of Sri Lanka, the government is considering reforming the country's tax structure. The purpose of the new policy is said to be to provide relief to those On August 3, 2009, Sri Lanka's government announced it would not permit reporters to cover the local elections in two cities. The elections are being held in the northern cities of Vayuniya and Jaffna, just outside Nepal and Sri Lanka agreed on July 25, 2009, to undertake increased cooperation in several key areas, after their respective foreign secretaries engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of the two countries' relations. The talks covered 15 The Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice is working to reestablish a system of courts in the country's Northern Province, according to the Secretary of that Ministry, Suhada Gamlath. Kilinochchi, which formerly served as the headquarters of Sri Lanka's National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is taking steps to combat the practice of employing underage children as domestic helpers. According to Jagath Wellawatta, NCPA's chair, the existing laws will be strengthened to protect children. On March 3, 2009, Sri Lanka and Nepal concluded two agreements, one to establish air service between the two nation's capital cities (Kathmandu and Colombo) and one creating a ministerial-level joint commission. The documents were signed A new bill on electrical power was passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament on March 3, 2009. The vote was 109 to 40, amid controversy over its provisions. Unions representing workers at the Ceylon Electricity Board On January 30, 2009, a Private Member's bill on prohibiting the slaughter of cattle was given to the Speaker of the Sri Lankan House. Acting as an independent, Wijedasa Rajapaksha, the sponsor of the bill and According to the Deputy Health Director of Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, the government of that country is turning to the courts to implement a plan to receive payments from doctors who work abroad. The charges would The Government of Sri Lanka has taken steps to cut the cost of living for its citizens and strengthen the economy. They were announced in a special Cabinet meeting called by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on December On December 3, 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka rejected a proposal put forth by an opposition political party to amend the country's constitution that would have made international agreements enforceable immediately upon conclusion. The United It was reported on October 3, 2008, that a district court in Colombo, Sri Lanka's capital, issued an injunction against a poster campaign in the city. The posters displayed slogans criticizing Fonterra Brands, a New Zealand-based Sri Lanka's Ministry of Internal Administration has announced that it will establish units in each region of the country to issue computerized identity cards. The new offices will be run by the Department of Registration of On January 23, 2008, the Sri Lankan government designated rice an "essential commodity" in accordance with provisions of the Consumer Protection Act. The move, which will allow the authorities to take actions against any traders who Speaking at a meeting of the Asian Crimes Prevention Foundation on December 15, 2007, the Sri Lankan Attorney General, C. R. De Silva, said that he opposed the use of non-summary proceedings in magistrate's courts for The Sri Lankan government has issued a special provision under the existing Emergency Regulations on Arms Trading. According to Basil Rajapaksa, a new Member of Parliament, the provision will eventually be enacted as law. The purpose... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540120_text