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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Sri Lankan Insurance Industry

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  • 63 Pages
  • November 2019
  • Region: Sri Lanka
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 3387915
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Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Sri Lankan Insurance Industry


The Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka regulates the insurance industry in Sri Lanka, according to the provision of the Regulation of Insurance Industry Act, No. 43 of 2000. The Commission supervises the insurance sector to ensure that the insurance business in the country is carried on with integrity, professionally, and prudently. It also safeguards the interests of policyholders and potential policyholders. The Commission is currently in the process of implementing a risk-based capital model to modernize the Sri Lankan insurance supervisory system. In addition, the Act governing the insurance sector has been amended several times to strengthen the insurance industry.

Key Findings

  • The Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka regulates and supervises the insurance industry
  • 100% FDI is permitted in the Sri Lankan insurance industry
  • The Sri Lankan insurance industry is moving towards risk-based capital system in order to make it on par with the prevailing international practice
  • The placement of non-admitted insurance is not permitted. However, non-admitted reinsurers are permitted to operate in the country
  • With effect from February 2016, all insurers in Sri Lanka are required to be listed on a licensed stock exchange

The report “Governance, Risk and Compliance - The Sri Lankan Insurance Industry” is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Sri Lanka. It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Sri Lanka.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country's insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Sri Lanka.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Indian insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

Table of Contents

1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Changes in Regulation
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.4.2 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4.3 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance brokers
2.4.4 Weather-based crop insurance for farmers
2.4.5 Clinical trials liability insurance
2.4.6 Oil pollution insurance
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
2.5.2 Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
2.5.3 Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL)
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and Penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Types of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margin
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact the Publisher
3.3 About the Publisher
3.4 the Publisher’s Services
3.5 Disclaimer