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Sri Lanka
(8,449 words)

Volume I: National Reports 1988

H. W. Tambiah1

Sri Lanka (official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon) is a unitary state. It was a colony of the Portugese, the Dutch and the British in succession. After graduating from Crown…

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H. W. Tambiah, “Sri Lanka”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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