BULLETIN-2016

1. NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE OF WORKERS ACT, NO. 3 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the payment of national minimum wage by employers to workers and for matters connected there with or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 24, 2016.)

 

2. BUDGETARY RELIEF ALLOWANCE OF WORKERS ACT, NO. 4 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the payment of a budgetary Relief Allowance by employers to workers for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 24, 2016.)

 

3. PRESCRIPTION (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, NO. 5 OF 2016

An Act to enable special legal provisions to be made in respect of persons who were unable to pursue their rights in court for the recovery of any immovable property including land due to the activities of any militant terrorist group which prevailed in Sri Lanka and for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of April 29, 2016.)

 

4. MICROFINANCE ACT, NO. 6 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the licensing, regulation and supervision of companies carrying on microfinance business; the registration of non-governmental organizations accepting limited savings deposits as microfinance non-governmental organizations; for the setting up of standards for the regulation and supervision of microfinance non-governmental organizations and micro credit non-governmental organizations and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May 20, 2016.)

 

5. ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK AGREEMENT (RATIFICATION) ACT, NO. 7 OF 2016

An Act to enable Sri Lanka to become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank authorising the ratification or acceptance by Sri Lanka of the agreement, establishing that bank, to which Sri Lanka is a signatory, and to provide for matters connected therewith
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 26, 2016.)

 

6. HOMOEOPATHY ACT, NO. 10 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Homoeopathic Medical Council; for the registration of Homoeopathic practitioners and Homoeopathic pharmacists; for the registration and regulation of Homoeopathic Institutions; to promote, foster, and regulate the Homoeopathic system of medicine and for the regulation and control of the manufacture, importation, storage, sale and distribution of Homoeopathic medicine, drugs and other Homoeopathic preparations; to repeal the Homoeopathy Act, No. 7 of 1970 and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 29, 2016.)

 

7. NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA ACT, NO. 11 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the establishment of a council to be called and known as the national research council of Sri Lanka for the purpose of fostering and sustaining a science and technology research culture and community in Sri Lanka and facilitating research programmes that will contribute to the national development agenda, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 29, 2016.)

 

8. RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, NO. 12 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the right of access to information; to specify grounds on which access may be denied; to establish the right to information commission; to appoint information officers; to set out the procedure and for matters connected therewith or incidental there to
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 5, 2016.)

 

9. OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) ACT, NO. 14 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the establishment of the office on missing persons; to provide for the searching and tracing of missing persons; to provide assistance to relatives of missing persons; for the setting up of a database of missing persons; for setting out the procedures and guidelines applicable to the powers and functions assigned to the said office; and to provide for all matters which are connected with or incidental to, the implementation of the provisions of this act
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 26, 2016.)

 

10. APPROPRIATION ACT, NO. 24 OF 2016

An Act to provide for the service of the financial year 2017; to authorise the raising of loans in or outside Sri Lanka, for the purpose of such service; to make financial provisions in respect of certain activities of the government during that financial year; to enable the payment by way of advances out of the consolidated fund or any other fund or moneys, of or at the disposal of the government, of moneys required during that financial year for expenditure on such activities; to provide for the refund of such moneys to the consolidated fund and To make provisions for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 26, 2016.)

 

AMENDMENT

1. LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 1 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance
Sections 28, 66 and 66A amended
Sections 27F and 65AA inserted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 8, 2016.)
Amended Local Authorities Elections Act

 

2. FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 2 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act
Sections 49 and 61 amended
Sections 52B, 52C, 52D and 52E inserted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of February 19, 2016.)
Amended Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act

 

3. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 8 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Registration of Persons Act, No. 32 of 1968
Part I, Sections 5(2), 9(1), 40 and 46 amended
Sections 3(aa), 3(aaa), 5(3), 5(4), S 6A, S 11(4), 22(1A), 39A, 39B, 39C, 39D, 39E, 39F, 52(2)(ff), 52(2)(fff), 52(2)(ffff), definition of “Additional Commissioner-General”, “Biometrics”, “Commissioner-General”, “District Secretary”, “Divisional Secretary” and “Writing” inserted
Sections 10(1)(b) and definition of “Government Agent” repealed
Various expressions replaced
Long title, Sections 2, 6, 4(b), 5(1), 9(2) (bb) (i), 9(2)(c), 9(3), 14, 15, 16(1), 16(2)(b)(i), 16(2)(c), 16(2)(d), 17(1), 17(2)(aa)(i), 17(2)(b), 17(2)(c), 18(1)(a), 19(2), 22(3), 33(2), 36A, 37(2), 43, 44 and definition of “Commissioner” substituted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 8, 2016.)
Amended Registration of Persons Act

 

4. MEDIATION BOARD (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Mediation Board Act, No. 72 of 1988
Section 7 amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 22, 2016.)
Amended Mediation Board Act

 

5. FISCAL MANAGEMENT (RESPONSIBILITY)(AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 13 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act, No. 3 of 2003
Section 3 amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 26, 2016.)
Amended Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act

 

6. ANIMAL FEED (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 15 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Animal Feed Act, No. 15 of 1986
Long title, Sections 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 31 and 32 amended
Various expressions replaced
Sections 2, 3, 7 and 12 substituted
Sections 2A and 7A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September 09, 2016.)
Amended Animal Feed Act

 

7. REGISTRATION OF DEATHS (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 16 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 19 of 2010
Long title, Preamble, Sections 1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 15, 17 and Schedule amended
Sections 7A, 14 and Part IA inserted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September 09, 2016.)
Amended Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions) Act

 

8. UNIVERSITIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 17 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978
Section 147 amended
Section 75 substituted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October 07, 2016.)
Amended Universities Act

 

9. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 18 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, No. 15 of 1979
Sections 431 and 432 amended
Section 432A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October 21, 2016.)
Amended Code of Criminal Procedure Act

 

10. LAW COMMISSION (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 19 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Law Commission Act, No. 3 of 1969
Sections 8, 11, 12 and 13 amended
Section 2 substituted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October 21, 2016.)
Amended Law Commission Act

 

11. VALUE ADDED TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 20 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
Sections 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 20, 21, 22, 25A, 25B, 25C, 25F, 66, 76 and First Schedule amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of November 04, 2016.)
Amended Value Added Tax Act

 

12. PORTS AND AIRPORTS DEVELOPMENT LEVY (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 21 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Ports and Airports Development Levy Act, No. 18 of 2011
Section 3 amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of November 11, 2016.)
Amended Ports and Airports Development Levy Act

 

13. NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 22 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Nation Building Tax Act, No. 9 of 2009
Sections 3, 8 and First schedule amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of November 11, 2016.)
Amended Nation Building Tax Act

Recent Updates

OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015


OFFICE ON MISSING PERSONS (ESTABLISHMENT, ADMINISTRATION AND DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2017


FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES(AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 11 OF 2017


NATION BUILDING TAX (AMENDMENT)ACT, No. 13 OF 2017


SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 14 OF 2017


IMMIGRANTS AND EMIGRANTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, No. 7 OF 2015