Procedure: arbitrators duties

The arbitrator must deal with the dispute in an "impartial, practical and expeditious manner" [section 15 (1)].
He must afford all the parties "an opportunity of presenting their respective cases and of examining all documents and other material furnished by the other party or by any other person" [section 15 (2)]
An arbitral tribunal is authorised by the Sri Lanka Act to continue the arbitral proceedings and to determine the dispute on the available material, notwithstanding the failure of a party without reasonable cause:-
(a) to appear before it or
(b) to comply with any order made by it [section 13(3)]