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  1. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - 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.

  2. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - 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.

  3. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act (No. 24 of 2006). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 2006-08-21 | LKA-2006-L-86047

    Amends article 20A concerning the "Prohibition against persons under eighteen years of age being employed in hazardous occupations"

  4. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Tsunami (Special Provisions) Act, No. 16 of 2005. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-06-13 | LKA-2005-L-94371

    An Act to enable special legal provisions to be made in respect of persons and property affected by the tsunami that occured on December 26 2004 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

    Part I - Issue of Death Certificates
    Part II - Custody of Children and Young Persons
    Part III - Prescription
    Part IV - Actions under Section 66 of the Primary Courts' Procedure Act
    Part V - Tenants of Premises
    Part VI - Offences in respect of Tsunami Relief Property

  5. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act (No. 8 of 2003). - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2003-03-17 | LKA-2003-L-65095

    Amends numerous sections of the Act concerning, inter alia, penalties in case of offenses (sections 2, 2A, 4 to 11, 16 to 18, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 30). Adds section 8A dealing with furnishing of information regarding employment of young persons industrial undertakings. Replaces section 13 on restriction on employment of children and section 14 on employment of children by parents or guardians. Amends section 19 to raise to 18 years the age under which it is prohibited to take part in performances endangering life or limb and section 20 on restrictions on training for performances of a dangerous nature. Contains also amendments to section 30 on medical examination and section 34 on interpretation of the Act.

  6. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    National Child Protection Authority Act (No. 50 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-11-12 | LKA-1998-L-52618

    Establishes a National Child Protection Authority with the function of devising policy on the protection of children from child abuse and the effects of armed conflict. The Authority shall also prepare a national database on child abuse and consult with the tourism sector with a view to minimising opportunities for child abuse.

  7. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act (No. 19 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-12 | LKA-1997-L-50139

    Amends provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act (No. 15 of 1979) regarding certain sexual acts in respect of persons under the age of 16.

  8. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - 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.

  9. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Factories (Amendment) Act (No. 32 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-08-03 | LKA-1984-L-50772

    Amendments regarding hours of work for young workers and night work of women.

  10. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children (Amendment) Act (No. 32 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-08-03 | LKA-1984-L-50774

    Amends the Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children Act (No. 47 of 1956) so as to permit womens' night work with certain restrictions.

  11. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Children's Charter.

    Adoption: 1980 | LKA-1980-M-51991

    Declares the State's intention to provide for the protection of children, including protection from child labour.

  12. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Young Persons at Night in Industrial Undertakings Regulations, 1957. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958-04-11 | LKA-1958-R-67574

  13. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Young Persons at Sea Regulations, 1957. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958-04-11 | LKA-1958-R-67575

    Provides that the Labour Commissioner may authorize in writing the employment on a vessel of a young person of 14 years who is physically fit for such employment.

  14. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations relating to the line of division separating industry from agriculture, commerce and other non industrial occupations. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958-04-11 | LKA-1958-R-67577

  15. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment of Young Persons Regulations, 1957. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1958-04-11 | LKA-1958-R-67578

    Regulation 1 provides that no children should be employed in any occupation.

    Regulations 3-8 and the Schedule which provided for hours of work and rest periods were repealed by Regulation published in the Gazette No. 1116/5 of 26.01.2000.

  16. Sri Lanka - Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons, and Children Act (No. 47 of 1956). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 1956-11-07 | LKA-1956-L-50754

    Prohibits night work for women and persons younger than the age of 18; Part II prohibits the employment of children in general in industrial undertakings, except in family enterprises. Part III regulates child labour in undertakings other than industry or seafaring. "Child" is defined as a person under 14 years of age.


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