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Name: Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 10 of 2018.
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018-05-21
Entry into force:
ISN: LKA-2018-L-106575
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka PDF in English PDF in English (consulted on 2018-06-12)
Abstract/Citation: 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.
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