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Name: Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 11 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-106608
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Department of Government Printing, Sri Lanka PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2018-06-15)
Abstract/Citation: 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.
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