Colombo Lawyers

A Law Firm consisting a team of elite lawyers in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Yohan Wijesinghe Associates is a Law Firm providing cost effective legal services through a team of elite lawyers based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Legal Firm is under the guidance of a barrister who is qualified to practice in the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. The Firm's litigation arm, Y.W. chambers where the legal counsel resides is also located in Colombo.




Hotline:+94 777 575 501



Foreign Investments


We advise clients and can act as lawyers for clients who wish to make direct foreign investments in Sri Lanka. Our clients are active investors who have set up businesses and who wish to expand their businesses in Sri Lanka. We provide our clients with guidance on how to propose their projects to the relevant government authorities for approval.


We ensure that our clients obtain the necessary licenses that they need to carry out their business in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, we prepare and fill the necessary forms concerned and ensure that our client’s documentation and other requirements are inorder, when making applications for approvals and licenses to carryout businesses in Sri Lanka.


We advise on property investments and other services that clients need ranging but not limited to employment contracts, intellectual property rights protection, property matters, acquisitions and mergers and other corporate services that our clients requests.


The following are an in exhaustive list of the services we provide clients:


  • Advice on foreign direct investment in Sri Lanka
  • Registration of your business in Sri Lanka
  • Preparation of documents to be submitted to the relevant authorities in Sri Lanka
  • Conducting negotiations on behalf of clients in Sri Lanka
  • Making applications and submission to obtain the necessary approvals from relevant government authorities
  • Carrying out negotiations on behalf of clients with the Board of Investment and other authorities
  • Assist to obtain the necessary licenses and registrations to carryout business in Sri Lanka
  • Help to setup Projects and other investments in Sri Lanka


Before and after setting up business in Sri Lanka


We assist clients with commercial and corporate agreements to ensure that they are secured from any disputes arising between their suppliers and distributors in Sri Lanka. Due to volatile economy, we advise our clients to have agreements so that the other party does not go back on their word. This ensures smooth operation of business without much hindrance.


We enable our clients to be secured from the very inception so that their rights are safeguarded. You can find more information here.

Property becomes an important issue when setting up business in Sri Lanka. Due diligence and the necessary searches have to be carried out to ensure that the property is free from any encumbrances for you to operate your base from. You can find more information here.


Once operations are set up and the business is a going concern, we can help with corporate governance when it comes to company secretarial work, which is important and crucial to ensure that the company is in compliance with the regulations and filing requirements. You can find more information here.


The possibilities are endless when it comes to recruiting a mixture of the best workforce to the new business enterprise from all around the world to ensure you have the most efficient and effective blend of human resources at your disposal. We can help with your recruitment process and employee visas to Sri Lanka. You can find more information here.


Furthermore, we advise our clients to ensure to protect their intangible assets in the territory of Sri Lanka. You can find more information here.

Tel: +94 222 222 222