Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty

BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-

[30th August
, 1999
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Stamp Duty (Amendment) Act, No. 25 of 1999.

Amendment of Section 5 of the Stamp Duty Act, No. 43 of 1982.

2. Section 5 of the Stamp Duty Act, No. 43 of 1982 (hereinafter referred to as the “principal enactment”), as last amended by Act, No. 38 of 1996 is hereby further amended as follows:-

(1) by the repeal of paragraph (24) of that section, and the substitution therefor of the following paragraph :-

“(24) debt security or any instrument executed for the sale or transfer of a debt security”; and

(2) by the addition at the end of that section, of the following new paragraph ;-

“(’27) repurchase agreement, relating to Treasury Bills or Government Securities entered into with any primary dealer.”.

Amendment of section 71 of the principal enactment.

3. Section 71 of the principal enactment as amended by Act, No. 6 of 1996 is hereby further amended by the insertion immediately after the definition of the expression, “power of attorney”, of the following definition :-

“primary dealer” means any commercial bank, company or other person appointed by the Monetary Board of the Central Bunk of Sri Lanka under the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance or the Registered Stocks and Securities Ordinance as a primary dealer for the purpose of dealing in treasury bills or, registered stock and securities;’.

Retrospective effect.

4, The amendments to section 5 and section 71 of the principal enactment made by section 2 and section 3 respectively of this Act, shall he deemed, for all purposes, to Slave come into force on November 6, 1998.

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

5. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act the Sinhala text shall prevail.