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Explained: What is happening in Sri Lanka?

Explained: What is happening in Sri Lanka?

There is no viable solution involving the current president, an interim government under him will lack legitimacy, says constitutional expert Gehan Gunatilleke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpIZx9ieH8 Original post: Scroll.in

Pricing under NMRA Act: Does it impede access to medicines?

Pricing under NMRA Act: Does it impede access to medicines?

By Ranil Angunawela and Malsirini de Silva The current shortage of various medicines in the market has thrown into sharp focus the regulatory regimes affecting the availability of medicines in Sri Lanka. It has also raised the issue of whether such a regulatory regime...

Ban on mobile insurance: Baby thrown out with the bathwater?

Ban on mobile insurance: Baby thrown out with the bathwater?

by Ranil Angunawela The Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) has banned with immediate effect the use, by insurers, of telecommunication service providers’ platforms in the promotion and sale of insurance products. The Direction (No. 4 of 2021) was...

Regulating parate execution in extraordinary times

Regulating parate execution in extraordinary times

By Ranil Angunawela and Malsirini de Silva The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent public safety protocols have placed an enormous strain on individuals and the economy. State-imposed lockdowns have brought the economy to a virtual halt. Businesses have struggled to meet...

A Director’s Duties under Sri Lankan Company Law

A Director’s Duties under Sri Lankan Company Law

Ranil Angunawela The recent spate of corporate scandals, both locally and internationally, have brought to the forefront the role played by Directors, with particular emphasis being placed on the rights and responsibilities owed by Directors to their various...

Regulating social media: Focus shifts to hybrid system

Regulating social media: Focus shifts to hybrid system

By Skandha Gunasekara While the Government continues to push for legislation on social media regulation, experts opine that a hybrid system must be in place over total State regulation vs. only self regulation.  Many have criticised moves by successive...

22A: Why retain the Urgent Bill process?

22A: Why retain the Urgent Bill process?

Gehan Gunatilleke Parliament is about to debate the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution Bill this week. Among its features (both positive and negative), there appears to be one conspicuous gap: the ‘urgent’ Bill process is left untouched. One of the most egregious...

SC grants leave to proceed on FR cases against Emergency

SC grants leave to proceed on FR cases against Emergency

The Supreme Court yesterday granted leave to proceed in three Fundamental Rights applications challenging the current Emergency Regulations. Namini Panditha and Rusiru Egodage, the conveners of the Liberal Youth Movement, were the petitioners in Application No...

Unclear medicine pricing in Sri Lanka: The cost to the consumer

Unclear medicine pricing in Sri Lanka: The cost to the consumer

by Sakeena Razick The current economic crisis has resulted in severe shortages of vital medicines. Among demands for food, fuel, and power, is the clear public demand for a restoration of medical supplies within the country. But what if the problem runs much deeper...