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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2020-02-22 06:44 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of last update
2020-02-22 06:58 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of publication
2020-02-22 06:58 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)

General Information
  • Sri Lanka
Title of document
Seed Act, No. 22 of 2003
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Capacity-Building
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
  • Quality of LMO seeds and planting materials
Types of LMOs addressed
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
This is an Act to protect and regulate the quality of seed and planting materials, to protect the rights of users of seed and planting materials, to formalize the activities and protect the rights of seed and planting material handlers,  to develop the seed and planting material industry, to safeguard and conserve the genetic resources of indigenous seed and planting materials important to agriculture.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Department of Agriculture
Sarasavi Mawatha
Peradeniya, Central
Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 812 386 484,+94 812 388 157
Fax:+94 81 2388 333