Volume IV
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Informer's share of fine.

3. Awards to Grama Seva Niladharis paid into Reward Fund.

4. Power of Minister in charge of the subject of Justice to extend provisions of Ordinance.


SI 1 of 1914,

SI 24 of 1928,

SI 25 of 1930,

SI 32 of 1933.

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for the rewarding of Informers in certain cases.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd February, 1914]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Informers Reward Ordinance.

2. Informer's share of fine.

It shall be lawful for the court before which an offender is convicted of an offence under any of the enactments enumerated in the Schedule to direct in respect of any fine that may be imposed for such offence that any share not exceeding one-half thereof or of so much as shall actually be recovered be awarded to the informer:

Provided that in the case of offences under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, such direction shall not be inconsistent with any order made by the Minister under section 11 of the said Ordinance;

Provided further that the Minister may, by Order for that purpose published in the Gazette, direct that the provisions of this section shall, for a period to be specified in such Order, cease to be operative within the jurisdiction of any particular court in respect of all or any of the offences under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance.

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