Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka Decisions

This collection of Court of Appeal decisions dating from 1809 and from 1872 to 2010 inclusive is available on the CommonLII web site and uses data provided by LawNet, a Sri Lanka Government project. Cases are as reported in the Ceylon New Law Reports (1809-1978) and the Sri Lanka Law Reports (1978-2010).

Department of Government Printing

The web site of Sri Lanka’s official printer and publisher contains Acts, 1997 onwards, Bills, 2003 onwards and the official Gazette 2004 onwards. Also available are forms, arranged by relevant government department. These do not include forms for use in litigation. Not all Acts are available in English. Likewise, publications earlier than those mentioned above may be available, but not in English.

LawNet [Sri Lanka]

This collection of legal materials is provided by the Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms. Publications available at present are Constitution (and amendments), Consolidated Statutes 1956 (official), Consolidated Statutes 1981 (unofficial), Statutes 1956 to 2006 (by date, official), annual Statutes 2007 onwards, Provincial Council Statutes, reported cases as contained in the New Law Reports, 1895-1978 and the Sri Lanka Law Reports, 1978-2005, Conventions and legal articles.

Sri Lanka: Legal Research and Legal System

This guide written by Aquinas V. Tambimuttu was published on the GlobaLex web site in January 2009, and covers legal and colonial history of Sri Lanka, the court system, case law and legislation.

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Decisions

This collection of Supreme Court decisions dating from 1878 and from 1895 to 2012 is available on the CommonLII web site and uses data provided by LawNet, a Sri Lanka Government project. Case reports are taken from the Ceylon New Law Reports, the later Sri Lanka Law Reports. New decisions from 2009 onwards are based on data obtained directly from the Supreme Court website.