Lanka-Hong Kong finalise agreement on criminal matters
11, 2003 - 9.00 GMT]
Lanka recently finalised an Agreement with the Hong
Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China
on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.
objective of the Agreement is to improve the effectiveness of law
enforcement of both parties in the investigation, prosecution and prevention
of crime and confiscation of criminal proceeds.
scope of assistance to be provided include the service of judicial
documents, the obtaining of statements and evidence from persons, executing
requests for search and seizure and the tracing and confiscation of proceeds
and instrumentalities of criminal activities.
is the first Agreement on mutual legal assistance to be negotiated since the
passing of the Mutual Legal Assistance for Criminal Matters Act No. 25 of
2002 by the Sri Lanka Parliament.
extradition Agreement is already in force between Hong Kong SAR and Sri
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Date: March 11, 2003 - 9.00