UN Convention Against Corruption

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

Article 54 - Mechanisms for recovery of property through international cooperation in confiscation

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  • (b) Take measures to permit its competent authorities, where they have jurisdiction, to order the confiscation of such property of foreign origin by adjudication of an offence of money-laundering or such other offence as may be within its jurisdiction or by other procedures authorized under its domestic law

  • Ministry of Justice, Special Presidential Task Force on Recovery of State Assets (START)

  • • Section 13(1) of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 5 of 2006, as amended by Act No. 40 of 2011 empowers courts to make an Order confiscating any movable or immovable property of a person derived or realized, directly or indirectly from any unlawful activity (includes proceeds of crimes derived from foreign predicate offences where the property is located in Sri Lanka).

    Link to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act http://fiusrilanka.gov.lk/docs/ACTs/PMLA/Money_Laundering_Act_2006-5_%28English%29.pdf

    Link to the Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Act http://fiusrilanka.gov.lk/docs/ACTs/MLAmendment/Act40E.pdf

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