BULLETIN-2018

1. . ANTI-DUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ACT, NO. 2 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the investigation and imposition of anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties with regard to products imported into Sri Lanka and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 23, 2018.)

 

2. SAFEGUARD MEASURES ACT, NO. 3 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the conduct of investigations and the application of safeguard measures on products imported into Sri Lanka; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 23, 2018.)

 

3. . INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF ALL PERSONS FROM ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE ACT, NO. 5 OF 2018

An Act to give effect to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance; to ensure the right to justice and reparation to victims of enforced disappearance; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 23, 2018.)

 

4. ACTIVE LIABILITY MANAGEMENT ACT, NO. 8 OF 2018

An Act to authorise the raising of loans in or outside Sri Lanka for the purpose of active liability management to improve public debt management in Sri Lanka 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 March 29, 2018.)


5. GENERAL SIR JOHN KOTELAWALADEFENCE UNIVERSITY (SPECIAL PROVISIONS)ACT, NO. 17 OF 2018

An Act to make provisions for the absorption of students registered with the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine to the General Sir John KotelawalaDefence University established under the Sir John KotelawalaDefence University Actas a matter of national interest and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the DemocraticSocialist Republic of Sri Lanka of June 29, 2018.)


6. 1990 SUWASERIYA FOUNDATION ACT, NO. 18 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the establishment of the 1990 Suwaseriya Foundation;and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 6, 2018.)


7. NATIONAL AUDIT ACT, NO. 19 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the powers, duties and functions of the Audit Service Commission; the establishment of the office of the National Audit Office and the Sri Lanka State Audit Service; to specify the role of the Auditor-General over public finance and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of July 20, 2018.)


8. APARTMENT OWNERSHIP (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT, NO. 23 OF 2018

An Act to facilitate the registration and disposition of certain Condominium Properties owned by the State or by a State agency; and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 17, 2018.)


9. AMARADEVA AESTHETIC AND RESEARCH CENTRE ACT, NO. 27 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the establishment of an aesthetic and research centre called “the Amaradeva Aesthetic and Research Centre” in gratitude of the legendary music icon in Sri lanka, late Pandith Wannakuwattawaduge Don Amaradeva; to specify its objects and powers and to provide for the matters connectedtherewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September 7, 2018.)


10. CARRIAGE BY AIR ACT, NO. 29 OF 2018

An Act to give effect to the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September28, 2018.)


11. NEW VILLAGES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYFOR PLANTATION REGION ACT, NO. 32 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the establishment of an authority to be called and known as the New Villages Development Authority for Plantation Region to develop new villages in the plantation region of Sri Lanka; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October 5, 2018.)


12. OFFICE FOR REPARATIONS ACT, NO. 34 OF 2018

An Act to provide for the establishment of the Office for Reparations; to identify aggrieved persons eligible for reparations, and to provide for the provision of individual and collective reparations to such persons; to repeal the Rehabilitation of Persons, Properties and Industries Authority Act and to provide for all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October 22, 2018.)


13. FINANCE ACT, NO. 35 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Finance Act, No. 25 of 2003, the Finance Act, No. 5 OF 2005, the FinanceAct, No. 12 of 2012, the Finance Act, No. 16 of 1995, and the Finance Act, No. 10 of 2015; and to provide for the imposition of Luxury Tax on Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Entitlement Levy, Annual Company Registration Levy, Debt Repayment Levy, Carbon Tax, Cellular Tower Levy and Mobile Short Message Service Levy; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of November 2, 2018.)

AMENDMENT

1.FISHERIES (REGULATION OF FOREIGN FISHING BOATS) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 1 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Fisheries (Regulation of Foreign Fishing Boats) Act, No. 59 of 1979
Sections 3, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28 amended
Sections 13A, 13B, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 15E, 15F, 15G, 15H, 17A, 17B, 19A, 19B, 19C, 20A, 26A, 27A inserted
Word “Secretary” and sections 15, 20 substituted
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of February 9, 2018.)
Amended Fisheries (Regulation of Foreign Fishing Boats) Act

 

2. EXCISE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 4 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52)
Section 15 amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 23, 2018.)
Amended Excise Ordinance)

 

3. TRUSTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 6 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Trusts Ordinance (Chapter 87)
Sections 3, 72, 75 amended
Sections 6A, 6B, 19A, 19B, 19C, 115A inserted
(Part II of the Gazetteof the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 29, 2018.)
Amended Trusts Ordinance

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 7 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Intellectual Property Act, No. 36 of 2003
Section 161 amended
(Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of March 29, 2018.)
Amended Intellectual Property Act

5.JUDICATURE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Judicature Act, No. 2 of 1978
Sections 12A, 12B, 12C and Sixth Schedule inserted
Section 63 amended
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May 18, 2018.)
Amended Judicature Act

6. PENAL CODE(AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 10 OF 2018

An Act to amend thePenal Code (Chapter 19)
Sections75 and 76 amended
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May25, 2018.)
Amended Penal Code

7. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 11 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, No. 15 of 1979
Section 122A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May 25, 2018.)
Amended Code of Criminal Procedure Act

8. CIVIL AVIATION (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 12 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Civil Aviation Act, No. 14 of 2010
Section 18A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May 25, 2018.)
Amended Civil Aviation Act

9. SRI LANKA TEA BOARD(AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 13 OF 2018

An Act to amend theSri Lanka Tea Board Law, No. 14 of 1975
Section 6A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of June 8, 2018.)
Amended Sri Lanka Tea Board Law

10.. SHOP AND OFFICE EMPLOYEES(REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT ANDREMUNERATION) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 14 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) Act (Chapter 129)
Section 18 amended
Section 18 Iinserted
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of June 22, 2018.)
Amended Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) Act

11. MATERNITY BENEFITS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 15 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Maternity Benefits Ordinance (Chapter 140)
Sections 3, 7, 8, 11, 15 amended
Sections 5, 6 substituted
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of June 22, 2018.)
Amended Maternity Benefits Ordinance

12. NATIONAL DEFENCE FUND (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 16 OF 2018

An Act to amend the National Defence Fund Act, No. 9 of 1985
Sections 3, 6, 13 amended
(Part II of the Gazette the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of June 22, 2018.)
Amended National Defence Fund Act


13.NATION BUILDING TAX(AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 20 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Nation Building Tax Act, No. 9 of 2009
Section 3 and First Schedule amended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 3, 2018.)
Amended Nation Building Tax Act


14.LAND (RESTRICTIONS ON ALIENATION) (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 21 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Land (Restrictions on Alienation) Act, No. 38 of 2014
Sections 3 and 5 Aamended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 3, 2018.)
Amended Land (Restrictions on Alienation) Act


15.BRIBERY (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 22 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Bribery Act (Chapter 26)
Section 70 amended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 3, 2018.)
Amended Bribery Act


16. MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 24 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, No. 25 of 2002
Sections 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 and 19 amended
Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 17, 24, word “specified country”and Schedule substituted
Sections4A, 5A, 5B, 6A, 13A, 13B, 21A, 21B, PART VA and PART VIIA inserted
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 17, 2018.)
Amended Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act


17. VALUE ADDED TAX (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 25 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
Sections 5, 22, 25A, 25C and First Schedule amended
Section 58A inserted
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August 17, 2018.)
Amended Value Added Tax Act


18. EXCISE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 26 OF 2018

An Act to amend the ExciseOrdinance (Chapter 52)
Sections 30 and 32 amended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of August17, 2018.)
Amended Excise Ordinance


19. MEDICAL (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 28 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Medical Ordinance (Chapter 105)
Sections 12, 20 and 74 amended
Sections39A, 39B, 39C and 39D inserted
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September 21, 2018.)
Amended Medical Ordinance


20. PRADESHIYA SABHAS (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 30 OF 2018

An Act to amend the PradeshiyaSabhas Act, No. 15 of 1987
Sections 19 and 33 amended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September 28, 2018.)
Amended Pradeshiya Sabhas Act


21. INSTITUTE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SRI LANKA (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 31 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Institute of Personnel Management,Sri Lanka Law, No. 24 of 1976
Word “Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka”substituted
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of September28, 2018.)
Amended Institute of Personnel Management,Sri Lanka Law


22. ECONOMIC SERVICE CHARGE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 33 OF 2018

An Act to amend the Economic Service Charge Act, No.13 of 2006
Section 2 and Schedule IV amended
(Part II of the Gazette Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of October5, 2018.)
Amended Economic Service Charge Act