Sri Lanka's legal sector is equipped with a judiciary, government institutions, independent professional bodies and other institutions such as commissions and education establishments. Over 9,000 experts in legal profession representing all functions of the legal system make up the legal sector; these include civil, criminal, apartment ownership, commercial, Intellectual Property, IT, arbitration, and Labour professionals.
The structure of Sri Lanka's legal system demonstrates a healthy legal environment that focuses on protecting individual rights as well as state affairs. The system has also evolved in recent years to facilitate continuous development of the nation's economy and ensure the laws of the land, and meet the demands of a developing business environment.
Sri Lanka is also geared to provide arbitration services to resolve international disputes and expected to be a regional hub in the international arbitration due to professional standards prevalent in the legal services.