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Name: Prevention of Social Disabilities Act, No. 21 of 1957.
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Non-discrimination
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1957-04-13
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 4 p. (DOC.NORMES)
ISN: LKA-1957-L-61858
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=61858&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Printed separately, 4 p. (DOC.NORMES)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII), Sri Lanka PDF PDF (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2013-02-14)
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits discrimination against someone based on their caste. The imposition of social disability also includes prevention of other persons from being engaged in any lawful employment (Section 3(xi)).
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