Sri Lanka - Autoridade Central e informações práticas

Central Authority(ies):

Secretary to the Ministry of Justice

Contact details:
Address: Secretary
Ministry of Justice
Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 1 1244 9959
Fax: +94 1 1244 5447
General website:
Contact person: Secretary, Ministry of Justice
Languages spoken by staff: English, Sinhala/Tamil


Practical Information:

Forwarding authorities
(Art. 3(1)):
Secretary to the Ministry of Justice of Sri Lanka
Methods of service
(Art. 5(1)(2)):
Secretary to the Justice Ministry forwards to the District Judge/Courts for service for execution under Section 50 of the Civil Procedure Code. For more information on methods of service, click Ministry of Justice.
Translation requirements
(Art. 5(3)):
Either in English or in one of the official languages in Sri Lanka (Sinhala and Tamil)
Costs relating to execution of the request for service
(Art. 12):
The Government of Sri Lanka does not charge any fees for the execution of services.
Time for execution of request: 2 - 4 months
Judicial officers, officials or other competent persons (Art. 10(b)): District Court Judges under the Civil Procedure Code of Sri Lanka
Oppositions and declarations
(Art. 21(2)):
Click here to read all the declarations made by Sri Lanka under the Service Convention.
Art. 8(2): Opposition
Art. 10(a): Opposition
Art. 10(b): No opposition
Art. 10(c): Opposition
Art. 15(2): Declaration of applicability
Art. 16(3): No declaration of applicability

Derogatory channels (bilateral or multilateral agreements or internal law permitting other transmission channels)
(Arts. 11, 19, 24 and 25)

Information may not be complete or fully updated – please contact the relevant authorities to verify this information.

Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters Agreements, and the Act No. 39 of 2000 relating to Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters.
Useful links:

Ministry of Justice 

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