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  1. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  2. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  3. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 18 of 2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-10-17 | LKA-2016-L-103445

  4. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - 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

  5. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  6. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 16 of 2006 - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-04-24 | LKA-2006-L-74477

    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.

  7. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, No. 34 of 2005. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-10-03 | LKA-2005-L-94283

    An Act to provide for the prevention of any act of domestic violence and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  8. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) (amendment) Regulation of 2000.

    Adoption: 2000-07-01 | LKA-2000-R-67213

    Modifies section 14 on the control of publications.

  9. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) (amendment) Regulation of 2000.

    Adoption: 2000-05-16 | LKA-2000-R-67212

    Modifies paragraphs 2 and 2A of the section 19, containing special provisions regarding persons arrested and detained under regulation 18.

  10. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulation, No. 1 of 2000.

    Adoption: 2000-05-03 | LKA-2000-R-67211

    Provides that the President may require, or may delegate to any one the power to require, any person to do any work or render any personal service in aid, or in connection with, national security or the maintenance of essential services.
    Contains provisions on the control of meetings, processions and publications.
    Part I: General (sections 1 to 7)
    Part II: Acquisition and requisitioning of property and requisitioning of personal services (sections 8 to 10B)
    Part III: Control of meetings, processions, publications, firearms and right of entry (sections 11 to 15)
    Part IV: Supervision, search arrest and detention (sections 16 to 22)
    Part V: Offences and penalties (sections 23 to 48)
    Part VI: Investigations, Trials (sections 49 to 62)
    Part VII: Miscellaneous (sections 63 to 72)

  11. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act, No. 22 of 1993. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-10-31 | LKA-1995-L-50744

    Inserts new sections which prohibit child pornography, child prostitution, procurement of persons for prostitution, sexual harassment; defines the offenses of rape and incest.

  12. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Code Of Criminal Procedure Act, No. 15 of 1979. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1979 | LKA-1979-L-94267

  13. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Ordinance No. 2 of 1883). - Penal Code

    Adoption: 1883 | Date of entry into force: 1885-01-01 | LKA-1883-L-67628

  14. Sri Lanka - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Prisons Ordinance (Cap. 54). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1878-05-01 | LKA-1878-L-94343


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