Widowers' And Orphans' Pension (Amendment)

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Published: 1998

Widowers' And Orphans' Pension (Amendment)
Widowers' And Orphans' Pension (Amendment)




AN ACT TO AMEND THE WIDOWERS' AND ORPHANS' PENSION ACT








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



[28th December

, 1998 ]













Short title.



1. This Act may be cited as the widowers' and Orphans' Pension (Amendment) Act, No. 65 of 1998.



Amendment of section 12 of Act No 24 of 1983.



2. Section 12 of the Widowers' and Orphans' Pension Act is hereby amended by the insertion, at the end of that section, of the following proviso :-



" Provided however, that a male orphan or an unmarried female orphan, of the age of twenty-one years or more shall, so long he or she is unemployed, be entitled to the allowance or pension until he or she attains the age of twenty-six years.".



Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.



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