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PREVENTION OF TERRORISM (TEMPORARY PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1.        Short title.

PART I

OFFENCES

2.        Offences under this Act and penalties.

3.        Penalty for abetment conspiracy or incitement to commit offence.

4.        Forfeiture of property.

5.        Penalty for failure to give information.

PART II

INVESTIGATION OF OFFENCES

6.        Powers of entry, search and seizure.

7.        Remand order.

8.        Recording of statement by Magistrate.

PART III

DETENTION AND RESTRICTION ORDERS

9.        Detention orders.

10.      Order under section 9 to be final.

11.      Power of Minister to order restriction of movement in certain cases.

12.      Penalty.

PART IV

ADVISORY BOARD

13.      Advisory Board.

PART V

PROHIBITION OF PUBLICATIONS

14.      Prohibition of publications.

PART VI

TRIAL

15.      Trial

15A.   Place of detention until conclusion of trial.

16.      Admissibility of certain statements.

17.      Sections 25, 26 and 30 of the Evidence Ordinance not to apply.

18.      Admissibility of certain statements and documents.

19.      Provisions of any written law relating to the grant of bail not to apply to persons accused of any offence under this Act.

20.      Certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act not to apply to persons convicted or found guilty of an offence under this Act.

21.      Priority for trials and appeals under this Act.

PART VII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

22.      Persons committing offences under certain sections of Penal Code in relation to specified persons, to be triable under this Act.

23.      Admissibility of statements.

24.      Act committed in relation to vessel or aircraft.

PART VIII

MISCELLANEOUS

25.      Offences by bodies of persons.

26.      Protection office isficers.

27.      Regulations.

28.      This Act to prevail over other written law.

29.      Repealed.

30.      Repeal of Law No. 16 of 1978.

PART IX

INTERPRETATION

31.      Interpretation.

48 of 1979,

10 of 1982,

22 of 1988.

AN ACT to make temporary provision for the prevention of acts of terrorism Sri Lanka, the prevention of unlawful activities of any individual, group of individuals, association, organisation or body of persons within Sri Lanka or outside Sri Lanka and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 24th July, 1979]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act.

PART I

OFFENCES

2. Offences under this Act and penalties.

(1) Any person who—

(a)  causes the death of any specified person, or kidnaps or abducts a specified person, or commits any other attack upon any such person, which act would, under the provisions of the Penal Code, be punishable with death or a term of imprisonment of not less than seven years; or

(b)  causes the death of any person who is a witness to any offence under this Act, or kidnaps or abducts or commits any other attack upon any such person, which act would, under the provisions of the Penal Code, be punishable with death or a term of imprisonment of not less than seven years; or

(c)  commits criminal intimidation of any specified person or a witness referred to in paragraph (b); or

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Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014