QUARANTINE AND PREVENTION OF DISEASES ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Regulations.

3. Matters in respect of which regulations may be made.

4. Offences.

5. Punishment.

6. Duties of inspectors and police officers.

7. Presumption.

8. Officers to be public servants.

9. Security for expenses of certain persons landed from aircraft or vessels.

10. Removal of person refusing to leave Sri Lanka by accommodation provided under section 9.

11. Execution of regulations may be delegated to local authority.

12. Regulations to be published.

13. Interpretation.

3 of 1897,

7 of 1917,

14 of 1919,

14 of 1920,

13 of 1936,

11 of 1939,

5 of 1941,

38 of 1943,

12 of 1952,

12 of 2005.

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for preventing the introduction into Sri Lanka of the plague and all contagious or infectious diseases and for preventing the spread of such diseases in and outside Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 9th February, 1897]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Ordinance.

2. Regulations.

The Minister may, from time to time, make and when made revoke or vary, such regulations as may seem necessary or expedient for the purpose of preventing the introduction into Sri Lanka of any disease, and also preventing the spread of any disease in and outside Sri Lanka.

3. Matters in respect of which regulations may be made.

(1) The regulations made under section 2 may provide amongst other things—

(a) for placing aircraft, vessels and boats arriving at any port or place in Sri Lanka in quarantine, for the manner of disinfecting the same, and for the imposing and prescribing the method of recovery of any charges, which may be incurred by Government in carrying out such operations;

(b) for placing persons or goods coming or brought in such aircraft, vessels or boats in quarantine, for the manner of disinfecting or fumigating such goods, for the imposition of fees or charges for carrying out such operations and for the method of recovering such fees or charges;

(c) for prohibiting or regulating the landing of persons or goods from aircraft, vessels or boats either absolutely or conditionally;

(d) for establishing and maintaining quarantine stations, and for regulating the management of the same, and for the charging, imposing, and recovering of fees for the use and occupation of such stations, and for the cost of maintenance of the persons occupying the same;

(e) for inspecting aircraft, vessels and boats leaving or arriving at any port or place in Sri Lanka, and for the detention thereof or of any person intending to sail therein, as may be necessary;

(f) for inspecting persons travelling by railway or otherwise, and for segregating in hospitals or otherwise persons diseased;

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