How a Human Rights Law Became a Tool of Repression in Sri Lanka
by Gehan Gunatilleke The recent arrest of the YouTuber Sepal Amarasinghe has drawn attention to Sri Lanka’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act. Amarasinghe is accused of making disparaging comments about the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy,...
Data Privacy Law and its Intersection with Organisations and Society
Partner Gehan Gunatilleke appeared on Echelon Magazine/ EconomyNext to discuss Sri Lanka's Data Privacy Laws. https://vimeo.com/786506952/cf4350a39d
Regulation of the Insurance Industry in Sri Lanka
Partner Ranil Angunawela addressed the National Law Conference on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the banking and insurance sectors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8A0BaQI8KA
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?
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
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
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...
Ranil Angunawela, Insurance Board of Sri Lanka at Fintelekt AML Summit (Sri Lanka) 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7F-Ar33VE&ab_channel=FintelektAdvisoryServicesPvtLtd Fintelekt hosted the 3rd Annual Anti-Money Laundering Summit (Sri Lanka) at Taj Samudra, Colombo on April 5, 2017. This forum provided an exclusive opportunity for sharing of...
Face the Nation: Freedom under seige
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?
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...
NewslineSL | Anti-Terror Laws: Striking a Perfect Balance
Dhamitha Cooke and Ranil Angunawela join Continental Insurance Board
Two top professionals Dhamitha Cooke and Ranil Angunawela have been appointed to the Board of Continental Insurance Ltd. Dhamitha Cooke is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka carrying a wealth of experience in finance, audit, operations,...
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...
The People’s Platform: Parliamentary Sovereignty in motion
Face the Nation TV1: Uprising forces out President, but has it left the system in crisis?
NewslineSL | Attorney-at-law Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke
Sri Lankan president ‘Gota’ clings on to power despite violent protests and new PM
An injured Buddhist monk is carried away after attacks by government supporters on protesters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last Monday. Photograph: Eranga Jayawardena/AP Article in The Guardian
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
Sri Lanka’s prime minister steps down after deadly clashes in Colombo
Sri Lankan police help an injured protester during May 9 clashes between government opponents and supporters near the prime minister's house in Colombo. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) (Chamila Karunarathne/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Article in the Washington Post
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...