This commitment requires Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with UNCAC. Compliance status of the mandatory provisions are as follows:
Article 35 - Compensation for damage
No compliance update present
Take measures to ensure that entities or persons who have suffered damage as a result of an act of corruption have the right to initiate legal proceedings against those responsible for that damage in order to obtain compensation.
Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Ministry of Justice, National Authority for the Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses
• The Civil Procedure Code No. 2 of 1889, provides for the remedies for others’ unjust enrichment.
• Under section 28 (5) the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act, it is noted that receiving compensation under this Act will not be a bar to seek damages under civil remedies.
Link to Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act http://srilankalaw.lk/YearWisePdf/2015/ASSISTANCE_TO_AND_PROTECTION_OF_VICTIMS_OF_CRIME_AND_WITNESSES_ACT,_No._4_OF_2015.pdf
Link to the Civil Procedure Code https://www.lawnet.gov.lk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CIVIL-PROCEDURE-CODE.pdf
Link to the Country Review Report under the First Cycle http://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/CountryVisitFinalReports/2016_04_11_Sri_Lanka_Final_Country_Report.pdf