Asia/Sri Lanka

'Brilliant and inspirational' in-house counsel killed in Easter bombing

An in-house counsel and her solicitor husband among victims of Sri Lanka blasts that killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, some perpetrators “held degrees, LLMs”

Sri Lanka defends $2.3m paid to Baker & McKenzie for legal advice

The Sri Lankan government has been forced to defend its decision to hire global firm Baker & McKenzie for a 12-week spate of legal work amid reports that the firm is practicing Sri Lankan law in Colombo.

  • 7yrs

Sri Lankan Bar Association calls for chief justice to resign over elections

The lawyers claimed resignation was necessary to preserve the honour of the judiciary.

  • 9yrs

Duane Morris & Selvam creates alliance in Sri Lanka

Duane Morris has entered into what is thought to be the first US law firm alliance in Sri Lanka.

  • 9yrs

Bengal braced for falling tax revenue after big business challenge

The Indian state of West Bengal is braced to see a fall in tax revenue this year after Tata Steel, Cadbury and other multinationals challenged one of its tax laws.

  • 10yrs

Australian lawyers join in Sri Lanka criticisms

The Law Council of Australia (LCA) has joined other groups in attacking the Sri Lankan government and the lack of the rule of law in the country.

  • 10yrs

Visas revoked for IBA human rights meeting in Sri Lanka

The International Bar Association has had to cancel the conference it planned to hold in Sri Lanka after the government revoked visas for conference speakers.

  • 10yrs

Sri Lanka plans to cut number of judges over age 70

Sri Lanka is planning to tackle the problem of older judges with new restrictions on age.

  • 10yrs

Boycott call over Sri Lanka's treatment of justice chief

Lawyers are urging a boycott of November's Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Sri Lanka because of a lack of judicial independence in the country.

  • 10yrs

More lawyers support Sri Lanka suspension

The Law Society of South Africa has added its voice to growing calls to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

  • 11yrs

Law Society supports Sri Lanka suspension

Sri Lanka should be suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth after being linked to serious breaches of the rule of law and judicial independence, the representative of lawyers in England and Wales has claimed.

  • 11yrs

Human rights lawyers forced to ditch Sri Lanka visit

A group of leading international human rights lawyers has ditched a planned visit to Sri Lanka this week, blaming a last minute withdrawal of permission to enter the country.

  • 11yrs

Lawyers protest at Sri Lanka chief justice inauguration

Furious lawyers in Sri Lanka shunned the inauguration of the country's recently-appointed chief justice in protest at the impeachment of his predecessor.

  • 11yrs

Lawyers back Sri Lanka's top judge after 'mad woman' jibe

Sri Lankan lawyers today pledged support to the country's chief justice after she walked out of impeachment hearings, further damaging relations between the south Asian country's legislature and judiciary.

  • 11yrs

Sri Lankan lawyers oppose Chief Justice probe

The Sri Lankan Bar Association has taken action against the speaker of the parliament and an 11-member select committee in opposition to an investigation into Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake involving allegations of abuse of power.

  • 11yrs

Judicial figure beaten as Sri Lanka wrestles with bench independence

Sri Lanka's legal profession has become increasingly uneasy over the last few days as tensions between the country's leaders and its judges have mounted - with one senior figure being attacked so badly he required hospital treatment.

  • 11yrs

Sri Lankan lawyers ramp up protests

Lawyers in Sri Lanka have protested over the last few days against a government minister who allegedly intimidated a magistrate in the Tamil dominated district of Mannar.

  • 11yrs