Presentation of the new immigration Bill to Parliament

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 - 14:44

Colombo, June 121, 2024 - The longstanding Immigration Act No. 20 of 1948 has undergone several amendments over the years. However, due to the rapid changes in the immigration sector, technological advancements, and evolving international trends, the Cabinet of Ministers had approved the introduction of a new Act on February 15, 2021.

The Attorney General has cleared the draft Bill, which was prepared by the Legal Draftsman. Following this, the Minister of Public Security proposed to publish the draft Bill in the Government Gazette and subsequently present it to Parliament for approval. This proposal has been approved by the Cabinet, paving the way for the legislative process to update and modernize the country's immigration laws.

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