SUPPRESSION OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Convention States.

3. Offence of terrorist bombing.

4. Jurisdiction of the High Court.

5. Rights of certain persons arrested for offences under this Act.

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

7. Existing extradition arrangements with convention States deemed to provide for offences in the Schedule.

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

9. Amendment of Extradition Law No. 8 of 1977.

10. Offences under this act deemed not to be political offence., for the Extradition law.

11. Assistance to Convention States.

12. Government to take measures to prevent offences.

13. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

14. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

11 of 1999.

AN ACT give effect to the convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 24th May, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings Act.

2. Convention States.

The Minister may, from time to time, by Order published in the Gazette, certify the States which are parties to the Convention. A state in respect of which an Order is made under this section is hereinafter referred to as "a Convention State”.

3. Offence of terrorist bombing.

(1) Any person who unlawfully and intentionally, delivers, places, discharges or detonates, an explosive or other lethal device in, into, or against, a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportation system or an infrastructure facility with intent to—

(a) cause death or serious bodily injury; or

(b) cause extensive destruction of such place, facility or system, where such destruction results in, or is likely to result in, major economic loss, shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall on conviction after trial on indictment by the High Court, be punished with imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and not exceeding twenty years.

(2) Any person who—

(a) attempts to commit an offence under subsection (1);

(b) aids or abets in the commission of an offence under subsection (1);

(c) conspires with another person or a group of persons to commit on offence under subsection (1),

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