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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

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

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

  16. Sri Lanka - - Constitution

    Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. - Legislation on-line

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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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".

  34. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Widowers' and Orphans' Pension (Amendment) Act, No. 9 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-17 | LKA-2010-L-92338

    Insertion of new sections 9A (Payment of pension to public officers &c,. who die due to acts which constitute an offence under the emergency regulations &c,.) and 9B (Payment of pension to widow of officer specified in Schedule GQ of Minutes on Pensions) in the principal enactment. Amends section 12 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 18 concerning the case of a widow remarrying. Amends section 25. Adds a new section 26A concerning special provisions applicable to married public officers who are contributors and who leave the public service without pension. Adds new section 31A concerning ministerial regulations.

  35. Sri Lanka - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Hazardous Occupations Regulations, 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-17 | LKA-2010-R-94372

    The Regulations implement the 2006 amendment to the Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act (No. 47 of 1956) which added a new Section 20A prohibiting the employment of children in hazardous occupations. This regulation lists the 51 categories of work for which children may not be employed.

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

    National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the World of Work in Sri Lanka, 2010. - Policy on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06 | LKA-2010-M-94272

    1. Background
    2. HIV and AIDS and the world of work
    3. Policy statement
    4. Objectives
    5. Scope
    6. Fundamental Principles of the Policy
    7. Strategies

    Glossary of Terms

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

    Strategic Information Management Operational plan for NSACP Sri Lanka of June 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06 | LKA-2010-M-94273

    The Strategic Information Management Operational plan for National STD/AIDS control program (NSACP) sets out the institutional set up for monitoring HIV/AIDS, including in the world of work. The Plan implements the National HIV/AIDS Strategic plan in Sri Lanka.

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

    Sri Lanka's Roadmap 2016 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06 | LKA-2010-M-94370

    The Objective of the National Policy on child labour is to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016. The Roadmap sets out the benchmarks that need to be reached to achieve this goal.

  39. Sri Lanka - - 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.

  40. Sri Lanka - - 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.

  41. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Wariyaplola Rajamaha Vihara Development Foundation (Incorporation) Act, No. 2 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-21 | LKA-2010-L-92335

    Establishes the Wariyapola Rajamaha Vihara Development Foundation. Sets out its objectives, powers, composition and functions. The objectives of the Foundation include, inter alia, assistance to enhance the welfare facilities and benefits for Sri Lankan students who are unable to pursue their education due to poverty and disability; providing housing for the benefit of the poor, elderly, destitute, and those with physical or mental disabilities, inaugurate and maintain language training and vocational training courses in order to deploy the youth in productive services and to provide facilities for the purpose of generating income in order to maintain and continue such training course; implementing programmes for health camps for disease control, exercise, sports and medical aid with a view to ensuring welfare of the community; and creating an awareness in the community in respect of promotion and preservation of literature, art, craft and natural resources and to commence and carry out natural programmes in order to protect the traditions of Sri Lanka.

  42. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Sri Lanka Chamber of Small Industry (Incorporation) (Amendment) Ac, No. 1 of 2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-13 | LKA-2010-L-92330

    The Sri Lanka Chamber of Small Industry changes its to the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries. Any reference to the "Sri Lanka Chamber of Small Industry (Incorporation) Act", is replaced by the words "Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (Incorporation) Act". In addition all reference to the "Sri Lanka Chamber of Small Industry" is replaced by the words "Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries".

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

    National Development Policy Framework Vision, Mahinda Chintana 2011-2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010 | LKA-2010-M-94373

    The Mahinda Chintana vision is based on the economic philosophy that the growth in Gross Domestic Product (GD P) alone would not bring economic prosperity to the society. The Mahinda Chintana Goal (MCG) is to increase the GD P to provide benefits to every segment of society in a justifiable manner. The creation of prosperity to the majority of the people who cannot purely rely on market based solutions requires connectivity through roads, electricity, telecommunications, information technology, education and health services. Hence, the development strategy relies not only on promoting investments on infrastructure based on commercial and economic returns but also on the creation of equitable access to such infrastructure development to enable people to engage in gainful economic activities.

  44. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (Amendment) Act, No. 56 of 2009. - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2009-10-01 | LKA-2009-L-86049

    Makes numerous amendments to the principal Act including with respect to licencing and fees.

  45. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Employees' Provident Fund (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act, No. 55 of 2009. - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2009-09-30 | LKA-2009-L-86048

    Insertion of new sections 2A (validation), 2B (approval for more beneficial superannuation benefits), 2C (avoidance of doubts) and 2D (continuation of contribution to any approved provident funds) to the Employees' Provident Fund (Special Provisions) Law, No. 6 of 1975.

  46. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Act, No. 38 of 2009. - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2009-07-23 | LKA-2009-L-86051

    Provides for the establishment of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Their roles is, inter alia, to formulate a policy on OSH standards. Provisions endeavour to create an environemnt for OSH at all workplaces to protect both employees and employers.

  47. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 21 of 2008). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2008-03-28 | LKA-2008-L-86044

    Section 31B subsection 7 as amended in 2003 is further amended to replace the words "period of three months" with "period of six months".

  48. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Termination of Employment of Workmen (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Act, No. 20 of 2008. - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2008-03-28 | LKA-2008-L-86050

    Amends sections 6 and 7 of the principal Act by amending reference to section numbers and adding a new phrase into section 6a.

  49. Sri Lanka - - Law, Act

    Strategic Development Projects Act, No. 14 of 2008. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-02-29 | LKA-2008-L-94269

    An Act to promote strategic development projects, to provide a tax free period in relations to identified strategic development projects and provide for matters connected or therewith or incidental thereto.

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

    National Strategic HIV/AIDS Plan 2007-2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | LKA-2007-M-94274

    Strategy 1: Prevention.
    Strategy 2: Care, treatment and support
    Strategy 3: Generating and using strategic information
    Strategy 4: Multisectoral involvement and decentralization
    Strategy 5: Policy development and legislation
    Strategy 6: Strengthening national coordination and management capacity

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