Legal

Split Path

June 20, 2007 (LBO) – Two Colombo-listed firms have opted to split their shares after a new law forced the companies to withdraw an earlier decision to …

Blocked Call

June 14, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s highest court halted the sale of shares of the country’s largest fixed access operator to a Malaysian firm …

Wrong List

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2007 (AFP) – US Middle East allies Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, as well as key trading partner Malaysia were added Tuesday to a …

Go Back

June 11, 2007 (AFP) – Sri Lanka has deported over 400 foreign nationals so far this year for overstaying their visas and working in the island illegally, …

Clear Rules

June 08, 2007 (LBO) – A top World Bank official Thursday warned of the dangers of governments accepting unsolicited proposals in public-private …

Inflated Fines

June 07, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s capital markets watchdog is planning to impose stiffer penalties as part of an overall revamp of key statutes …

Trend Setter

June 05, 2007 (LBO) – Richard Pieris, a Sri Lanka listed firm, has declared a cash dividend and a stock distribution under provisions of a new company …

High Standards

June 04, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s new company law should encourage good governance and help deter boardroom abuses that have given the corporate …

Capital Loss

May 30, 2007 (LBO) – Tableware exporter Dankotuwa Porcelain has announced plans to reduce its share capital to wipe off accumulated losses amounting to …

Asset Backed

May 30, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lankan companies that securitize leases will get to retain capital allowances and be exempt from stamp duty under a new law …

Human Capital

May 30, 2007 (LBO) – The Securities and Exchange has hired three new specialists to push asset management, debt markets and communications, the regulator …

Caught

JAKARTA, May 29, 2007 (AFP) – Two Sri Lankans and an Indonesian have been arrested in Jakarta for allegedly running a people smuggling operation to …

Law Club

May 27, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has been re-elected to the United National Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for a six year period, the …

Tax Loophole

May 22, 2007 (LBO) – The new company law gives companies a better chance to avoid paying tax on investment income, a corporate law expert said Tuesday. A …

At Last

May 21, 2007 (LBO) – Copies of Sri Lanka’s new Companies Act can now be downloaded from the Web and are available at the government publications …

Bonus Status

May 18, 2007 (LBO) – Colombo Stock Exchange has withdrawn the approval for bonus issues of some companies, and asked twelve firms to submit fresh …

More Victims

May 14, 2007 (LBO) – A listed Islamic insurer said it was suspending a proposed bonus issue, while a shipping firm said it had sought legal advice on how …

Another One

May 11, 2007 (LBO) – Chemanex, a listed chemical firm, has postponed a shareholder meeting called to ratify a bonus issue after a new company law came …

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