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Double Taxation Relief Manual

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DT: Sri Lanka: double taxation agreement, Article 18: Government functions

(1) Remuneration or pensions paid out of public funds of the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland or of the funds of any local authority in the United Kingdom to any individual in respect of services rendered to the Government of the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland or a local authority in the United Kingdom in the discharge of functions of a governmental nature shall be taxable only in the United Kingdom unless the individual is a Sri Lanka national without also being a United Kingdom national.
(2) Remuneration or pensions paid by, or out of funds created by Sri Lanka or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof to any individual in respect of services rendered to the Government of Sri Lanka or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof, in the discharge of functions of a governmental nature, shall be taxable only in Sri Lanka unless the individual is a United Kingdom national without also being a Sri Lanka national.
(3) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article shall not apply to remuneration or pensions in respect of services rendered in connection with any trade or business.