SAARC REGIONAL CONVENTION ON SUPPRESSION OF TERRORISM ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Amendments to the Extradition Law, No. 8 of 1977

2. Amendments to the Schedule to the Extradition Law.

3. Interpretation.

PART II

Provision Regarding Extradition Arrangements

4. Existing extradition arrangements with certain SAARC States deemed to provide for offences in the Schedule.

5. Minister may treat Convention as an extradition arrangement between Sri Lanka and certain SAARC States, in respect of offences in the Schedule.

6. Duty of Minister to notify requesting country, of measures taken against persons for whose extradition request is made.

PART III

Jurisdiction for Purposes of Criminal Proceedings

7. Jurisdiction.

8. Jurisdiction for offences committed outside Sri Lanka.

9. Jurisdiction of High Court.

SHEDULES

70 of 1988.

AN ACT to make provision to give effect to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 17th December, 1988]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the SAARC Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism Act.

PART I

Amendments to the Extradition Law, No. 8 Of 1977

2. Amendments to the Schedule to the Extradition Law.

(a) An offence within the scope of the Convention for the Suppression on Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, signed at Hague on December 16, 1970;

(b) An offence within the scope of the Convention for
the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the
Safety of Civil Aviation, signed at Montreal on September 23, 1971;

(c) An offence within the scope of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including Diplomatic Agents, signed at New York on December 14, 1973.

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