Code Of Criminal Procedure (Amendment)

Link to law: http://www.lawnet.lk/process.php?st=2005Y0V0C21A&hword=%27%27&path=2
Published: 2005

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Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment)
Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE. Act,NO.15 OF 1979








BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-



[2nd August

, 2005 ]













Short title.



1.This Act may be cited as the Code of Criminal

Procedure (Amendment) Act, No. 21 of 2005.



Amendment of section 14 of the principal enactment



2. Section 14 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act,

No. 15 of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as the " principal

enactment") is hereby amended as follows :-




(a) by the repeal of paragraph (c) of that section; and





(b) in paragraph (d) of that section by the substitution

for the words "any two of the sentences" of the

words "any of the sentences".



Repeal of sections 285 (2), 294, 295, 296. 297, and 298 of the principal enactment.



3. Subsection (2) of section 285, sections 294, 295, 296,

297 and 298, of the principal enactment are hereby repealed.



Amendment of section 299 of the principal enactment



4. Section 299 of the principal enactment is hereby

amended in subsection (3) of that section by the substitution

for the words " when a sentence of death or of fine or whipping

with or without imprisonment is passed on an escaped

convict, such sentence, if of death, fine or whipping shall

subject to the provisions hereinbefore contained take effect

immediately;" of the words "when a sentence of death or of

fine with or without imprisonment is passed on an escaped

convict, such sentence, if of death or fine shall subject to the

provisions hereinbefore contained take effect immediately ;"



Amendment of section 317 of the principal enactment





5. Section 317 of the principal enactment is hereby amended as follows :-







(1) by the repeal of paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of that section ; and



(2) in subsection (2) of that section, by the substitution for of the words "all cases except in the case referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (1)." of the words "all cases".



Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency



6. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.