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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2005-05-10 14:32 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-02-22 15:53 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)
Date of publication
2020-02-22 15:54 UTC (sec@mahaweli.gov.lk)

General Information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
Title of document
Food regulation No 1456/22,  2006
Legislative details
Type of document
  • Regulation or administrative measure
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • LMOs for direct use as feed
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Transboundary movement (import/export)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Animals
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
A food regulation for Control of Import, Labelling and Sale of Genetically Modified Foods.    
Date of entry into force
Document details
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Health
Suwasiripaya, No 385, Rev. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha

Colombo 10, Western
Sri Lanka
Phone:+94 112 694033,+94 112 675011,+94 112 675449,+94 112 693493,+94 112 675280,+94 112 669192
Url:Ministry of Health
Additional Information
Additional Information
Section 2 of the regulation states that  no person shall, import, store, transport, distribute, sell or offer for sale (a) any genetically modified organism as food for human consumption; (b) any food containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms; (c) any food produced from or containing ingredients produced from genetically modified organisms;without the approval of the Chief Food Authority.