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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-05-10 14:23 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-02-22 14:22 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of publication
2020-02-22 14:22 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)

General Information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
Title of document
Animal Diseases Act, No. 59 of 1992
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Law
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Animals
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The Act provides for the control and prevention of contagious diseases in animals; for the control of the import and export of animals, animal products and veterinary drugs and veterinary biological products; and the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Department of Animal Production and Health
P.O.Box 13, Getambe
Peradeniya, Central
Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 81 2388195
Fax:+94 81 2388619
Url:Department of Animal Production & Health
Additional Information
Additional Information
The section 21 (1) of the Act states that no person shall import any animal, animal product, veterinary drug or veterinary biological product, animal semen or embryo except under the authority of a permit issued under this Act by the Controller of Imports and Exports on the recommendation of the Director.