Workmen's Compensation (Amendment)

Link to law: http://www.lawnet.lk/process.php?st=2005Y0V0C10A&hword=%27%27&path=2
Published: 2005

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Workmen's Compensation (Amendment)
Workmen's Compensation (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ORDINANCE.








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



[20th April

, 2005 ]













Short title.



1. This Act may be cited as the Workmen's Compensation (Amendment) Act, No. 10 of 2005.



Amendment of section 6 of Chapter 139.



2. Section 6 of the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance (Chapter 139) (hereinafter referred to as the "principal enactment") is hereby amended in paragraph (D) of subsection (1) of that section by the omission of the words "after the expiry of a waiting period of three days,".



Amendment of section 11 of the principal enactment.



3. Section 11 of the principal enactment is hereby amended as follows :-





(i) in the proviso to subsection (1) thereof, by the substitution for the words "not exceeding an aggregate of one thousand rupees," of the words "not exceeding an aggregate of ten thousand rupees,"; and



(ii) in subsection (2) thereof, by the substitution for the words "not less than one hundred rupees" of the words "not less than one thousand rupees".



Amendment of section 12 of the principal enactment.



4. Section 12 of the principal enactment is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section, by the repeal of paragraphs (i), (ii), (iii) of that subsection and the substitution therefor of the following paragraphs :-





"(i) an amount not exceeding ten thousand rupees, where the compensation does not exceed two hundred thousand rupees;



(ii) an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand rupees, where the compensation does not exceed three hundred thousand rupees";



(iii) an amount not exceeding twenty thousand rupees; where the compensation does not exceed five hundred thousand rupees,".



Replacement of Schedule IV principal enactment.



5. Schedule IV of the principal enactment is hereby in the repealed and the following Schedule substituted therefor :-



Schedules










Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.



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