RELEASE OF REMAND PRISONERS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Application of Act.

3. Power of court in respect of an accused person who is remanded.

4. Warrant to specify enactment under which accused is remanded.

5. Duty of Magistrate to visit prison.

6. Production of person to whom this Act applies before visiting Magistrate.

7. Production of persons to whom this Act applies before a visiting Magistrate and powers of such Magistrate.

8. Act to apply to accused in remand on date of commencement of Act.

9. This Act to prevail in event of conflict.

10. Power of Parliament to amend the Schedule to this Act.

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULE

8 of 1991.

AN ACT to provide for the release from custody of persons accused of certain offences who have been detained in pursuance of warrants of remand; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 8th March, 1991]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Release of Remand Prisoners Act.

2. Application of Act.

The provisions of this Act shall apply in respect of an accused person who—

(a) has been remanded for being suspected of having committed or been concerned in the Commission of an offence specified in the Schedule to this Act; and

(b) has not been released under any provision of this Act, and subsequently remanded in respect of any other offence alleged to have been committed by him before the conclusion of the trial of the offence in respect of which he had been originally remanded.

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