Govt. nod to amend several civil ordinances | Sri Lanka News


The government today approved the amendments of the Last Will Ordinance, Marriage Registration Ordinance and Revocation of Irrevocable Deeds of Gift on the ground of Gross Ingratitude Act.

The bill after the amendment of Last Wills Ordinance prepared by the legal draftsman has been cleared by the Attorney General.

The government introduce new laws regarding the registration of foreign divorces, marriage annulment or recognition of judicial separation. The legal draftsmen are currently preparing bills for this purpose. Although the requirements to be fulfilled for the registration of a marriage should be included in the Marriage Registration Ordinance, the Ordinance does not include provisions regarding foreign marriage registration, annulment of marriage or judicial separation. Therefore, the cabinet of ministers approved the proposal made by the minister of justice to amend the said Act and to instruct a legal draftsman to prepare a Bill to that effect

The need to introduce provisions to provide legal relief has been identified in the events where there are Donees who expel Donor who gift their property irrevocably and in cases where the Donees fraudulently transfer the relevant property to a third party. 

Cabinet approval has been granted to introduce amendments to Revocation of Irrevocable Deeds of Gift on the ground of Gross Ingratitude Act No. 5 of 2017 to make arrangements for this purpose. The Bill drafted accordingly by the Draftsman has been cleared by the Attorney General. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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