A series of new laws would be brought in this year-including anti-terrorism law -as a part of Government's bid to modernise the country's legal system, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said over the weekend.
The Prime Minister expressed this remark at the induction of U. R. L. De Silva the newly elected President of Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) on Saturday
"The Government intends modernise the market economy and in that process the legal system will also have to be modernised," he said.
"We will be introducing new laws throughout this year. Accordingly the new Inland Revenue Bill will be brought in May or in June. Then there will be the Anti Terrorism Law, Anti Dumping Law, new Land Law, which will provide provisions to set up a land bank and law on ownership of flats,” he said (Yohan Perera)
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