Sri Lanka

The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: The Arbitration Act, No. 11 of 1995, in force since 30 June 1995.

Arbitral Institutions

  • The Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice Arbitration Centre (ICLP Arbitration Centre)

  • Sri Lanka National Arbitration Centre (SLNAC)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 9 April 1962); reservations: none.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 October 1967).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.


Last updated February 2019