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  1. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 38 of 2022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-11-17 | LKA-2022-L-113985

  2. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Twenty First Amendment to the Constitution (L.D.- O. 12/2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-10-31 | LKA-2022-L-113986

  3. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, No. 22 of 2022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-09-16 | LKA-2022-L-113987

    - Amendment of section 31DD of Chapter 131
    - Insertion of new section 31DDDDD in the principal enactment (Employer to furnish a security in respect of an application to the Court of Appeal)
    - Insertion of section 33A in the principal enactment (Employer to furnish a security in respect of an application to the High Court)

  4. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, No. 24 of 2022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-09-16 | LKA-2022-L-113988

    Amendment of section 46 of Chapter 131.

  5. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act, No. 23 of 2022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-09-16 | LKA-2022-L-113989

  6. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act, No. 10 of 2022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-03-19 | LKA-2022-L-113990

  7. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Minimum Retirement Age of Workers Act, No. 28 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-11-17 | LKA-2021-L-113991

    The Act provides that the Minimum Retirement Age in Sri Lanka is 60 years of age. Sets out the progressive implementation of the age in the coming years.

  8. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Employees’ Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, No. 23 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-10-15 | LKA-2021-L-113983

  9. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    National Minimum Wage of Workers (Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-08-16 | LKA-2021-L-113992

  10. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Code Of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 14 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-07-15 | LKA-2021-L-113980

  11. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act, No. 2 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-01-18 | LKA-2021-L-113984

  12. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Minimum Wages (Indian Labour) (Amendment) Act, No. 3 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-01-18 | LKA-2021-L-113993

  13. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) (Amendment) Act, No. 1 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-01-18 | LKA-2021-L-113994

  14. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Factories (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 2021. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-01-18 | LKA-2021-L-113995

  15. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution (L.D.- O. 7/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-29 | LKA-2020-L-110648

    Makes various amendments to the constitution and was passed with 156 of the 225 parliamentarians voting in favour of the amendment. It expands the powers and functions of the President. Inter alia, it gives the President sole and unfettered discretion to appoint all judges of the superior courts and reintroduces the Parliamentary Council, made up of politically appointed advisors to the President.

  16. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Wages Boards (Amendment) Act, No. 14 of 2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-09-24 | LKA-2019-L-109404

  17. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 2018. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-18 | LKA-2018-L-106757

    Amends section 18 of the Act concerning right to maternity leave.

  18. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Act, No. 15 of 2018. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-06-10 | LKA-2018-L-106759

    Makes amendments to the principal act concerning duration and entitlement to maternity leave as well as employers liability to pay benefits.

  19. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 10 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-21 | LKA-2018-L-106575

    The Act amends Sections 75 and 76 of the Code increasing the age of criminal liability from eight to twelve years old. The amendment extends this a litte by stating that a child between the ages of twelve and fourteen who has « not sufficient maturity of understanding » is also excepted from criminal liabilty.

  20. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 11 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-21 | LKA-2018-L-106608

    The Act inserts a new section 122A in the Code in order to ascertain the degree of maturity and responsibility for a criminal act committed by a child over the age of 12 years old and under 14 years old. This amendment was adopted in order to enforce the amendment to section 76 of the Penal Code which increases the age of responsibillity for criminal acts.

  21. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Act, No. 5 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-21 | LKA-2018-L-106609

  22. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Fisheries (Regulation of Foreign Fishing Boats) (Amendment) Act, No. 1 of 2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-02-08 | LKA-2018-L-106612

  23. Sri Lanka - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National HIV/STI Strategic Plan Sri Lanka 2018-2022: Towards Ending AIDS. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | LKA-2018-M-112760

    The NSP for HIV/STI, 2018-2022 has been developed with technical guidance provided by a National Steering Committee and financial support from the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM). During the process of development, inputs were taken from relevant stakeholders from DGHS, NSACP, officials from peripheral STD clinics, community based organizations (CBOs), nongovernment organizations (NGOs), networks of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and representatives of key populations (KPs) through various meetings and discussion.

  24. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Act, No. 19 of 2017. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-03 | LKA-2017-L-106760

    The Act has been adopted to develop and implement a National Policy and Strategy on Sustainable Development and establish a Sustainable Development Council in order to establish and work towards achieving national goals based on the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in national planning processes, policies and strategies in the relevant ongoing processes in the economic, social and environmental fields.

  25. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 18 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-17 | LKA-2016-L-103445

  26. Sri Lanka - - International agreement

    Accord de coopération du 4 octobre 2016 entre le Conseil fédéral suisse et le Gouvernement de la République démocratique socialiste du Sri Lanka en matière de migration. - Accord de coopération

    Adoption: 2016-10-04 | Date of entry into force: 2016-12-24 | INT-2016-IA-103356

    Chapitre I: But et définition
    Chapitre II: Entrée et séjour
    Chapitre III: Réadmission de personnes
    Chapitre IV: Coopération en matière de gestion de la migration
    Chapitre V: Protection des données et clause de non-incidence
    Chapitre VI: Dispositions finales

  27. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-04 | LKA-2016-L-103446

    An Act to provide for the right of access to information to specify grounds on which access may be denied; to establish the Right to Information Commission; to appoint Information Officers; to set out the procedure and formatters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  28. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Registration of Persons (Amendment) Act, No. 8 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-17 | LKA-2016-L-103509

  29. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Microfinance Act, No. 6 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-20 | LKA-2016-L-103506

    An Act to provide for the licensing, regulation and supervision of companies carrying on microfinance business; the registration of non-governmental organisations accepting limited savings deposits as microfinance non-governmental organizations; for the setting up of standards for the regulation and supervision of microfinance non-governmental organizations and micro credit non-governmental organizations, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  30. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    National Minimum Wage of Workers Act, No. 3 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2016-01-01 | LKA-2016-L-103507

    Sets out the National Minimum Wage for workers as well as the administrative formalities for wage recording and payment. Set the national minimum monthly wage ten at thousand rupees and the national minimum daily wage of a worker at four hundred rupees.

  31. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Budgetary Relief Allowance of Workers Act, No. 4 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-03-23 | Date of entry into force: 2015-05-01 | LKA-2016-L-103508

    An Act to provide for the payment of a budgetary relief allowance by employers to workers and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  32. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Immigrants and Emigrants (Amendment) Act, No. 7 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-06-03 | LKA-2015-L-100357

  33. Sri Lanka - - Constitution

    Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-15 | LKA-2015-C-100356

  34. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act, No. 4 of 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-07 | LKA-2015-L-100355

  35. Sri Lanka - - International agreement

    Council of Ministers Resolution No. 68 of 24/11/2014. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2014-12-26 | INT-2014-IA-98785

    Approves the cooperation relations between the Ministry of Labour of Saudi Arabia Kingdom and Sri Lanka's Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Ministry in the field of recruitment of domestic workers.

  36. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Act, No. 40 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-11-04 | LKA-2014-L-100358

    An Act to provide for the establishment of the Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board; for the promotion and encouragement of the use of nuclear science and technology for national development purposes; for the establishment of the Sri lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council; for the regulation of practices involving ionizing radiation and the safety and security of sources; for the prohibition of nuclear weapons and ensuring safeguards; and to repeal the Atomic Energy Authority Act, No. 19 of 1969.

  37. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act, No. 13 of 2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-24 | LKA-2014-L-96956

  38. Sri Lanka - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 42 of 2014 Ratifying the Memorandum of Understanding on the Field of Labour, Recruitment and Development of Manpower between the Government of the State of Kuwait and the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2014-02-16 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-16 | INT-2014-R-99806

    The State of Kuwait ratified Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the Field of Labour, Recruitment and Development of Manpower.

  39. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) Act, No 25 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-05-08 | LKA-2013-L-94270

    Makes numerous amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act, (Chapter 110) concerning the payment of fees for certain procedures.

  40. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Strategic Development Projects (Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-23 | LKA-2013-L-94268

    Amends the Schedule to the Strategic Development Projects Act, No. 14 of 2008.

  41. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act, No. 2 of 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-02-06 | LKA-2013-L-94266

    Provides for the extension of the period of detention of persons arrested without a warrant in order to facilitate the conduct of investigations. Dispenses with the conduct of the non-summary inquiry in certain cases. Provides for the taking of depositions of witnesses for the prosecution.

  42. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Employees' Provident Fund (Amendment) Act, No. 2 of 2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-02-09 | LKA-2012-L-92344

    Amends sections 3 (assignation of identification number to employer and employee), 5 (investment of funds), inserts to section 23A (Housing benefits and benefits relating to medical treatment), 31A, inserts new 31B (Duty to furnish returns), 37 (fines), 46 (procedure to be followed in granting housing benefits and benefits relating to medical treatment.

  43. Sri Lanka - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP). - Policy on-line

    Adoption: 2012 | LKA-2012-M-94271

    The National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) is the overarching policy framework of the Government of Sri Lanka that would govern its human resource development work and action to be taken to provide full, decent and productive employment to Sri Lankans.

  44. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Elections (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-05-25 | LKA-2011-L-92343

    Makes provision for a voter who is subject to a disability to be accompanied by a persons when voting at elections. Amends the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance (Chapter 262), the Parliamentary Elections Act, No. 1 of 1981, the Referendum Act, No. 7 of 1981, the Presidential Elections Act, No. 15 of 1981 and the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988.

  45. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Protection of the Rights of Elders (Amendment) Act, No. 5 of 2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-02-23 | LKA-2011-L-92340

    Insertion of Preamble to the Protection of the Rights of Elders Act, No. 9 of 2000. Amendment of sections 3, 14-16, 18, 24 and 28 of the principal enactment. Inserts new section 24A concerning conciliation officers.

  46. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Public Enterprises Reform Commission of Sri Lanka (Act No. 18 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-07 | LKA-2010-L-92319

    Repeals the Public Enterprises Reform Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No. 1 of 1996 and provides for transitional provisions for employees of the Commission as well as the continuation of contracts, engagements etc. that the Commission was involved in.

  47. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Provincial Councils (Amendment) Act, No. 13 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-13 | LKA-2010-L-92339

    Amendment of section 25 of the Act.

  48. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    National Institute of Labour Studies Act (No. 12 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-10-06 | LKA-2010-L-86053

    Establishes the National Institute of Labour Studies as well as a Board of Governors for the administration of the Institute. Also establishes technical committees and a division of studies for trade unions. The Institutes role is to conduct research and carry out surveys as well as providing training to on labour matters.

  49. Sri Lanka - - Constitution

    Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-09-09 | LKA-2010-C-90063

    Revises articles 31, 32, 41A to 41H (new Chapter concerning the Executive - The Parliamentary Council), 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61E, 65, 92, 103, 104B, 104E, 107, 109, 11D, 11E, 153, 154, 154R, 155A, 155FF, 155FFF, 155G, 155H, 155J, 155K, 155L, 155M, 156 and 170.

  50. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund (Amendment) Act, No. 8 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-17 | LKA-2010-L-92320

    Replaces section 7 of Chapter 431 concerning the making of Regulations under the Act by the Minister. Amends section 13 concerning eligibility requirements of contributors to the pension. Inserts new sections 27A ("Payment of pension to public officers &c,. who die due to acts which constitute an offence under the emergency regulations &c,.) and 27B (Payment of pension to widow of officer specified in Schedule GQ of Minutes on Pensions) in the principal enactment. Amends section 29 by extending the scope of application by replacing the words "or an unmarried female orphan" with the words "or a female orphan". Repeals and replaces section 34 concerning the case of a widow remarrying. Adds a new subsection (2) to section 43. Repeals and replaces section 51A with a new section on "Special provisions applicable to married public officers who become contributors on or after the relevant date and leave the public service without pension".

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