Danda Neethi Sangrahaya: A Comprehensive Guide to the Penal Code of Sri Lanka
Danda Neethi Sangrahaya (àààà àààà ààààâàààº) is a book that contains the penal code of Sri Lanka, along with its amendments, interpretations, and case laws. The book is published by the Department of Government Printing and is available in Sinhala language. The book is a useful resource for law students, lawyers, judges, and anyone interested in the criminal law of Sri Lanka.
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The penal code of Sri Lanka was enacted in 1883, based on the Indian Penal Code of 1860. The code defines various offences and prescribes punishments for them. The code also contains general principles of criminal liability, such as mens rea (guilty mind), actus reus (guilty act), and defences. The code has been amended several times over the years to incorporate new offences, such as terrorism, cybercrime, and sexual harassment, and to enhance the penalties for existing offences, such as rape, murder, and robbery.
The book Danda Neethi Sangrahaya provides a comprehensive and updated guide to the penal code of Sri Lanka. It contains the full text of the code, along with its amendments up to 2021. It also provides explanations and interpretations of the code sections, based on judicial decisions and academic opinions. The book also includes relevant forms, circulars, acts, constitutions, subcommittees, multimedia, news, and other resources related to the penal code.
The book Danda Neethi Sangrahaya is available in PDF format for free download from the website of Citizens Lanka[^1^], a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights and democracy in Sri Lanka. The book can also be purchased from SL Books[^2^], an online bookstore that sells books on various topics in Sinhala language.
Danda Neethi Sangrahaya is a valuable book for anyone who wants to learn about the penal code of Sri Lanka and its application in practice. It is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information on the criminal law of Sri Lanka.
The penal code of Sri Lanka applies to every person who commits an offence within Sri Lanka, regardless of their nationality or citizenship. The code also applies to Sri Lankan nationals who commit offences outside Sri Lanka, whether or not they enjoy diplomatic immunity in the foreign state[^3^]. The code does not apply to offences committed by foreign nationals outside Sri Lanka, unless they are extradited to Sri Lanka for trial.
The penal code of Sri Lanka is divided into 23 chapters and 511 sections. The chapters cover various topics, such as general explanations, general exceptions, abetment, criminal conspiracy, offences against the state, offences relating to the army, navy and air force, offences against public tranquility, offences by or relating to public servants, offences relating to elections, contempt of the lawful authority of public servants, false evidence and offences against public justice, offences relating to coin and government stamps, offences relating to weights and measures, offences affecting the public health, safety, convenience, decency and morals, offences relating to religion, offences affecting the human body, offences against property, offences relating to documents and property marks, criminal breach of contracts of service, offences relating to marriage, defamation, and criminal intimidation.
The penal code of Sri Lanka prescribes various types of punishments for different offences. The punishments include death penalty (for murder and certain other grave offences), imprisonment for life (for certain aggravated forms of rape and robbery), imprisonment of either description (rigorous or simple) for a term that may extend to 20 years (for certain serious offences), imprisonment for a term that may extend to 10 years (for certain moderate offences), imprisonment for a term that may extend to 5 years (for certain minor offences), fine (either alone or with imprisonment), forfeiture of property (for certain offences relating to property), whipping (for certain juvenile offenders), and admonition (for certain trivial offences). e0e6b7cb5c