This commitment requires Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with UNCAC. Compliance status of the mandatory provisions are as follows:
Article 29 -Statute of Limitations
No compliance update present
Article 29 – Establish a long statute of limitations period in which to commence proceedings for any offence established under UNCAC and establish a longer statute of limitations period or provide for the suspension of the statute of limitations where the alleged offender has evaded the administration of justice.
Attorney General’s Department
• Sec. 456 of Criminal Procedure Code No 15 of 1979 provides for the prescription time for offences as 20 years, except for murder or treason or where special circumstance apply.
Link to Criminal Procedure Code http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/srilanka/statutes/Code_of_Criminal_Procedure_Act.pdf