Under the Witness Act, witnesses would receive fair treatment and privacy from judicial and investigatory authority's protection against harassment, intimidation and coercion etc. It is an Act to provide for the setting out of rights and entitlements of victims of crime and witnesses and the protection and promotion of such rights and entitlements; to give effect to appropriate international norms, standards and best practices relating to the protection of victims of crime and witnesses; The establishment of the National Authority for the protection of victims of crime and witnesses; Constitution of a board of management; The victims of crime and witnesses assistance and protection division of the Srilanka Police Department; Payment of compensation to victims of crime; establishment of victims of crime and witnesses assistance and protection fund and for matters connected therewith or Incedental thereto.
Source of Information
The Government of Sri Lanka's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls. P.2
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