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  1. Sri Lanka - Human rights - 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

  2. Sri Lanka - Human rights - 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.

  3. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Maligawatta Janaza and Welfare Society (Incorporation) Act, No. 5 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-02-09 | LKA-2010-L-92336

    Establishes the Maligawatta Janaza and Welfare Society, which is a Muslim foundation intended to promote and and ensure the welfare of its members.

  4. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Pulathisi Daruwo Foundation Trust (Incorporation) Act, No. 6 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-02-09 | LKA-2010-L-92337

    Establishes the Pulathisi Daruwo Foundation Trust. The objectives of the Foundation are:
    (a) to organize, conduct and develop the educational activities and pre-training activities for the poor children and youth;
    (b) to promote skills of youths;
    (c) to encourage the farmers and to establish young Farmers Organizations;
    (d) to grant opportunities for training for youth in prevocational education, sports activities, leadership, computer, media and Tamil, English and other languages;
    (e) to train persons engaged in activities in furtherance of national unity by conducting seminars, discussions and workshops;
    (f) to commemorate and honour outstanding persons who have contributed towards national unity, by grant of awards, prizes, scholarships and fellowships;
    (g) to establish libraries, archives and centres to preserve and to protect the cultural heritage of all communities in Sri Lanka;
    (h) to promote welfare activities for the benefit of children, women and orphans;
    (i) to provide assistance by way of scholarships, loans advances and grants to deserving students to pursue studies and research in Sri Lanka and abroad;
    (j) to establish and maintain Institutions for the welfare and rehabilitation of the destitute, the disable, the aged, the sick and displaced Persons;
    (k) to promote mutual understanding and co-operation among people irrespective of race and religion; and
    (l) to establish and maintain projects for the protection, management and conservation of the environment.

  5. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act (No. 21 of 1996). - Legislaton on website

    Adoption: 1996-08-21 | LKA-1996-L-47404

    Establishes a Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka with the function of investigating human rights abuses and making recommendations to the Government to ensure the implementation of international treaties in the field of human rights. S. 28 requires that the Commission be notified of any arrest or detention of a person under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (No. 48 of 1979) or the regulations under the Public Security Ordinance. The Commission may authorise a person to enter any place of detention to make inquiries.

  6. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Workers' Charter.

    Adoption: 1995-09-02 | LKA-1995-M-51654

    Declares the intention of the Government to ratify, where possible, International Labour Organization Conventions. Declares that the State shall ensure freedom of association and the rights of migrant and disabled workers, and provide for increased access to vocational training, social security schemes, and for the fixing of minimum wages. The State shall furthermore seek to prevent the exploitation of temporary employees, ensure a labour inspection service, and strengthen conciliation and arbitration machinery. For women, the State shall ensure equal opportunity and the enforcement of maternity benefit legislation. Part 7c states that the State shall take steps to prevent the employment of children in industry and domestic service.

  7. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Act, No. 22 of 1994. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | LKA-1994-L-113981

    1. Short title.
    2. Torture to be an offence.
    3. Acts done during state of war. or on order of Superior Officer not to be a defence to an offence under this Act.
    4. Jurisdiction of the High Court to try offences under this Act committed outside Sri Lanka.
    5. Evidence.
    6. Rights of certain persons arrested under this Act.
    7. Duty of Minister to inform other States having jurisdiction over an offence.
    8. Amendment to Extradition Law, No. 8 of 1977.
    9. Provision regarding extradition arrangement.
    10. Duty of Government to afford assistance to other States.
    11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.
    12. Interpretation.

  8. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Houses of Detention Ordinance (Cap. 33). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1907-05-20 | LKA-1907-L-110646

    This Ordinance provides for the establishment of Houses of Detention for vagrants and makes it lawful to detain homeless people or those that are deemed to be "vagrants" under the law.

  9. Sri Lanka - Human rights - Law, Act

    Vagrants Ordinance (Cap. 32). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1842-01-01 | LKA-1842-L-110647

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