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Marine Pollution Prevention Act 1981 (No. 59 of 1981).

Country/Territory
Sri Lanka
Document type
Legislation
Date
1981
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, 18 September 1981.
Long title
An Act to provide for the prevention, reduction and control of pollution in Sri Lanka waters; to give effect to international conventions for the prevention of pollution of the sea and for matters connected with or incidental thereto.
Subject
Sea, Environment gen.
Keyword
Marine pollution Pollution control Effluent waste water/discharge Erosion Navigation Oil pollution Liability/compensation Inspection Access-to-information Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Asia, Asia and the Pacific, Indian Ocean, South Asian Seas, Southern Asia
Abstract

The Act (37 sections) provides for the prevention, reduction and control of pollution in Sri Lanka waters and gives effect to international conventions for the prevention of pollution of the sea. It provides for the establishment of the Marine Pollution Prevention Authority (Part I), criminal and civil liability (II, III), preventive measures against pollution (IV), reception facilities and equipment in ships (V), maritime casualties (VI), implementation of international conventions (VII), and miscellaneous provisions (VIII).

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

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Source: FAO, FAOLEX