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Name: Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2006
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2006-04-24
Entry into force:
Published on: Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 2006-04-28, Supplement to Part II
ISN: LKA-2006-L-74477
Bibliography: Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 2006-04-28, Supplement to Part II
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Abstract/Citation: Amends sections 2 (scope), 308A and 345. Inserts new sections 286B on "Duty of person providing service by computer to prevent sexual abuse of a child" and 286C on "Duty to inform of use of premises for child abuse". Also inserts a new section 358A on "Debt bondage, serfdom, forced or compulsory labour, slavery and recruitment of children for use in armed conflict". Replaces section 360C on trafficking and inserts sections 360D and 360E on "Offences related to adoption" and on "Soliciting a child". Also amends sections 364, 365, 365A and 365B.
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