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  1. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - 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 - Specific categories of workers - 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.

  3. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - 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.

  4. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - 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.

  5. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Wages Board for the Garment Manufacting Trade (Consolidated Orders and Decisions).

    Adoption: 2006-09 | LKA-2006-R-76274

    Deals with minimum monthly wages, overtime rates, weekly holidays, annual holidays and public holidays in the garment manufacturing trade.

  6. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    The Wages Board for the Nursing Home Trade (Consolidated Orders and Decisions).

    Adoption: 2006-09 | LKA-2006-R-76275

    Deals with payment of wages, definition of normal working day and working week, minimum wages, overtime rate, as well as weekly, annual and public holidays.

  7. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Consolidated Order under the Wages Board Ordinance (Chapter 136) - Retail and Wholesale Trade.

    Adoption: 2004-03-01 | LKA-2004-L-77449

    Amends the decisions made by the Wages Board for the Retail and Wholesale Trade as set out in the schedule to the notification published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 599/12 of 28 February 1990. It adds the following parts to the decision:
    Part I - Definition of normal working day (section 24)
    Part II - Minimum rate of wages for a month
    Part III - Calculation of overtime rate
    Part IV - Weekly holiday (section 24)
    Part V - Annual leave (section 25)
    Part VI - Public holidays (section 25)

  8. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Scheme (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Act, No.55 of 1999. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-12-31 | LKA-1999-L-92328

    Inserts new section 3B concerning the extension of time limit to become a contributor to the Pension Scheme.

  9. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Consolidated Order under the Wages Board Ordinance (Chapter 136) - the Textile Manufacturing Trade.

    Adoption: 1998 | LKA-1998-R-53152

    Defines types of jobs which shall be considered part of the textile manufacturing trade, and sets forth hours of work, minimum wage, overtime pay, weekly rest and holidays applicable to such jobs.

  10. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Consolidated Order under the Wages Board Ordinance (Chapter 136) - the Tea Growing and Manufacturing Trade.

    Adoption: 1998 | LKA-1998-R-53153

    Defines which types of jobs shall be considered part of the tea growing and manufacturing trade and sets forth wages, overtime rates, weekly rest periods and holidays for such jobs.

  11. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund (Amendment) Act (No. 57 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | LKA-1998-L-92324

    Inserts a new section 49A in chapter 431.

  12. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund (Amendment) Act (No. 64 of 1998). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1998 | LKA-1998-L-92326

    Amendment of section 29 of Chapter 431.

  13. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Minute of the Sri Lanka Architects' Service.

    Adoption: 1995-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-01 | LKA-1995-M-45655

    Sets forth certification requirements and discipline procedures for architects.

  14. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Consolidated Order under the Wages Board Ordinance (Chapter 136) - the Janitorial Service Trade.

    Adoption: 1993-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | LKA-1993-M-41680

    Establishes rate of wages for a normal working day for persons employed in the janitorial services trade.

  15. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Agrarian Services (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 1991

    Adoption: 1991-02-23 | LKA-1991-L-26529

    Amends the Agrarian Services Act, No. 58 of 1979. Modifies sections of the Act dealing with protection of tenant cultivators from eviction by landlord and provides procedures for appeal of decisions of eviction. Provides the opportunity to temples, churches and mosques, as well as owners of paddy lands whose sole income is from rents from those lands, to be exempted from the provisions of section 2 of the Act. Provides for the rights of tenant cultivator to pass to family members at his death. Authorized the involvement of the Agrarian Services Committee to assist in the determination of a fair price for paddy land in some situations of sale of such land to tenant cultivator. Includes provisions for an inquiry where tenant cultivator has wilfully neglected paddy lands and other disputes between landlord and tenant cultivator. Part IVA enumerates the powers and duties of the Inquiry Officers and the Board of Review. Section 56A allows for the creation of Farmers' Organizations to help implement the agricultural programme, carry out village level construction work, market produce, promote cooperative activities between government organizations and farmers.

  16. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy Act 1987. No. 47.

    Adoption: 1987-12-09 | LKA-1987-L-6552

    Provides for the establishment of the Council, which is to include a representative of small landholders.

  17. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Medical Wants (Amendment) Act 1987. No. 30.

    Adoption: 1987-06-04 | LKA-1987-L-4710

    Amends the Medical Ordinance (Ch. 105) in various respects, especially in relation to the training, certification and registration of medical personnel.

  18. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Air Navigation (Amendment) Act 1987. No. 14.

    Adoption: 1987-04-10 | LKA-1987-L-4718

    Amends the Air Navigation Act (Ch. 365) in relation to pension entitlements and required number of years in the public service.

  19. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Farmers' Pension and Social Security Benefit Scheme Act 1987. No. 12. [LS 1987 - Sri Lanka 1].

    Adoption: 1987-03-24 | LKA-1987-L-3713

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a pension and social security benefit scheme for farmers; to provide for the operation of the scheme by the Agricultural Insurance Board; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Part I of the Act establishes the Scheme, which is open to any farmer having the prescribed qualifications who is between the ages of 18 and 59. The benefits to be provided are: a periodical pension, generally available from age 60; a lump sum gratuity or pension in case of permanent partial disablement; a lump sum gratuity or periodical allowance in case of permanent total disablement; a death grant, payable to the surviving spouse or to a blood relative (eldest son, or if no sons, eldest daughter, etc.). The Agricultural Insurance Board established under the Agricultural Insurance Law 1973 (No. 27) is to issue to each participant a policy setting out the contributions to be made, the terms and conditions of the policy and the benefits to which the participant is entitled if no forfeiture occurs. Under Part IV of the Act, the Farmers' Pension and Social Security Benefit Fund is set up to manage the money received from contributions, and Part V contains general provisions.

  20. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    National Institute of Plantation Management (Amendment) Act 1987. No. 5.

    Adoption: 1987-01-30 | LKA-1987-L-4715

    Amends the National Institute of Plantation Management Act (No. 45 of 1979), which exists to provide management training and advisory services, inter alia.

  21. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    College of Education Act 1986. No. 30.

    Adoption: 1986-09-23 | LKA-1986-L-3142

    Provides for the establishment of colleges of education for the purpose of granting degrees and diplomas which are recognised as teaching qualifications.

  22. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Land Reform (Special Provisions) Act 1986. No. 14.

    Adoption: 1986-06-20 | LKA-1986-L-3141

    Amends the Land Reform Law, No. 1 of 1972, and the Land Reform (Special Provisions) Act, No. 39 of 1981, in various respects, chiefly regarding compensation to landowners.

  23. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) (Amendment) Act, No. 44 of 1985. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985-11-20 | LKA-1985-L-106758

  24. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Establishments Code

    Adoption: 1985-09-01 | LKA-1985-M-74479

    Provides for conditions of work, conditions of employment as well as rights and duties of public servants.

  25. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' And Orphans' Pension' Scheme (Armed Forces) (Amendment) Act (No. 18 of 1985). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985 | LKA-1985-L-92329

    Insertion of new section 3A in Act No. 18 of 1970.

  26. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Employment of Women, Young Persons and Children, the Factories and The Shop and office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) (Amendment) Act, No. 32 of 1984. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-08-03 | LKA-1984-L-50773

    Consolidates the provisions of the above amendments regarding female employees and payment of wages.

  27. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widowers' and Orphans' Pension Act 1983 (No. 24 of 1983). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1983-07-19 | LKA-1983-L-112

    An Act to provide for the payment of pensions to widowers and orphans of female public officers. No. 24 of 1983.

  28. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Shop and office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) and Wages Boards (Amendment) Act, No. 36 of 1982. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-10-12 | LKA-1982-L-10696

    An Act to amend the Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment anmuneration) Act [No. 19 of 1954(LS 1954-Cey.1,1957-Cey.2)] and the Wages Boards Ordinance.

  29. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Allowances to Plantation Workers Act (No. 72 of 1981). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 1982-01-01 | LKA-1982-L-67531

  30. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund (Amendment) Act (No. 44 of 1981). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1981 | LKA-1981-L-92323

    Makes numerous amendments to the principle enactment (Chapter 431):

    - Amendment of section 2
    - Replacement of section 5 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 6 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 8 of the principal enactment
    - Replacement of section 9 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 12A of the principal enactment
    - Amendment section 13 the principle enactment
    - Amendment of section 15 of the principal enactment
    - Replacement of section 23 of the principal enactment
    - Insertion of new section 29A in the principal enactment
    - Replacement of section 30 of the principal enactment
    - Replacement of section 32 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 33 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 37 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 48 of the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 51 of the principal enactment
    - Insertion of new section 51A in the principal enactment
    - Amendment of section 57 of the principal enactment
    - Insertion of new sections 57A,57B,57C, 57D,57E and 57F in the principal enactment
    - Replacement of section 58 of the principal enactment
    - Substitution of the word "Minister" and of the word "Director"

  31. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Mines and Minerals Law 1973, (No. 4 of 1973). - Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 1973-02-24 | LKA-1973-L-15659

    A Law to provide for the vesting of the absolute ownership of certain minerals in the Republic, to regulate the mining of, prospecting for, collection, processing, sale and export of minerals, to provide for the health, safety and welfare of workers in mines, to enable the compulsory acquisition or requisition of immovable or movable property for any corporation established to develop the mineral industry, and to make provision for other matters connected with or incidental to the matters aforesaid [Part IV, ss. 42 to 48: prohibition or restriction on the employment of women and young workers; hours of work; sanitary and medical equipment].

  32. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Scheme (Armed Forces) Act (No. 18 of 1970). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970-03-24 | LKA-1970-L-92327

    Provides for the establishment and maintenance of a pension scheme for the granting of pensions to widows and orphans of deceased members of the armed forces.

  33. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund (Amendment) Act (No. 1 of 1957). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1957 | LKA-1957-L-92322

  34. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Shop and Office Employees (Regulation of Employment and Remuneration) Regulations, 1954 . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1954 | LKA-1954-R-67570

    Part I: Regulation of Employment (sections 2 to 17)
    Part II: Payment of Remuneration (sections 18 to 21)
    Part III: Determination with Consent and Determination by Tribunals(sections 22 to 36)
    Part IV: Provisions relating to Certain Classes of Shops and Offices and Persons employed there (sections 37 to 39)
    Part V: General (sections 40 to 55)

    Repeals the Shop Regulations 1939 (published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 8, 521 of 5 October 1939).

  35. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Army Act (No. 14 of 1949). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1949 | LKA-1949-L-94344

  36. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Mines (Prohibition of Female Labour Underground) Ordinance (No. 13 of 1937) (Cap. 147). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1937-04-16 | LKA-1937-L-50755

    Prohibits the employment of women in mines.

  37. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Chauffeur Regulation Ordinance (No. 23 of 1912).

    Adoption: 1912-09-09 | LKA-1912-L-50768

    Applies the Service Contracts Ordinance (No. 11 of 1865) to chauffeurs. As amended through 1980.

  38. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Widows' and Orphans' Pension Fund Ordinance (Chapter 431) (Ordinance No. 1 of 1898). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1898-06-02 | LKA-1898-L-92321

    This Ordinance amends and consolidates the Law providing for the granting of survivors benefits to widows and orphans of deceased public officers in Sri Lanka.

  39. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Estate Labour (Indian) Ordinance (No. 13 of 1889). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 1889-10-31 | LKA-1889-R-37390

    This Ordinance, incorporating all changes through 1979, amends and consolidates the law relating to Indian Labourers employed on Sri Lanka estates. A "labourer" is defined to include "kangany" (Indian coolies) and "Tulicans" (a group of Muslims). Limits contracts of employment, verbal, implied or written, to one month. Regulates how verbal contracts are to be construed, and specifies that written employment contracts longer than one month must comply with the Service Contracts Ordinance. Specifies the means of payment of wages and the priority given to unpaid wages before other debts. Labourers are given standing to sue in Primary Courts to recover unpaid wages. Grants immunity from arrest in execution of a debt. Requires employers to prepare and keep a complete register of labourers and to fulfil other registration requirements.

  40. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

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

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

  41. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Registration of Domestic Servants Ordinance (No. 28 of 1871) (Chapter 173). - Registration of Domestic Servants Ordinance

    Adoption: 1871-12-29 | LKA-1871-L-50769

  42. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Service Contracts Ordinance (No. 11 of 1865). - Department of Labour

    Adoption: 1866-07-01 | LKA-1866-L-50767

    Provides for employment contracts for servants.

  43. Sri Lanka - Specific categories of workers - Law, Act

    Police Ordinance (No. 16 of 1865) - Police Ordinance (as amended up to 1984)

    Adoption: 1865 | Date of entry into force: 1866-01-01 | LKA-1865-L-67629


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