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The Law

THE CONSTITUITION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA, ARTICLE 11

No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (CRC)

In its General Comment 8 (2006) the Committee on the Rights of the Child stated that there was an "obligation of all state parties to move quickly to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment and all other cruel or degrading forms of punishment of children". [12] Article 19 of the Convention states that state parties must "take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence"

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PENAL CODE 308A

(1) Whoever, having the custody, charge or care of any person under eighteen years of age, wilfully assaults, ill-treats, neglects, or abandons such person or causes or procures such person to be assaulted, ill-treated, neglected, or abandoned in a manner likely to cause him suffering or injury to health (including injury to, or loss of sight of hearing, or limo or organ of the body or any mental derangement), commits the offence of cruelty to children.

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