UN Convention Against Corruption

This commitment requires Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with UNCAC. Compliance status of the mandatory provisions are as follows:  

Article 17 - Embezzlement, misappropriation or other diversion of property by a public official

No compliance update present

  • Article 17 – Adopt legislative and other measures to establish as criminal offences, when committed intentionally, the embezzlement, misappropriation or other diversion by a public official for his or her benefit or for the benefit of another person or entity, of any property, public or private funds or securities or any other thing of value entrusted to the public official by virtue of his or her position.

  • Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Ministry of Justice, Police

  • • Sections 386, 388, 389 and 392 of the Penal Code provides for dishonest misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust and criminal breach of trust. These sections cover embezzlement, misappropriation or other diversion of both movable and immovable property.

    • Section 5 (1) of the Offences Against Public Property Act penalizes criminal breach of trust.

    • Section 70 of the Bribery Act No. 11 of 1954 covers corruption.

    Link to the Penal Code http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/srilanka/statutes/Penal_Code.pdf

    Link to Offences against Public Property Act https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/1947/12/31/offences-against-public-property-2/

    Link to Bribery Act https://www.ciaboc.gov.lk/images/Publications/Bribery_Act_english.pdf

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