Section No :  
Legislative Enactments
Marginal Notes
1. This Act may be cited as the Maintenance Act, No. 37 of 1999.
2. Order for Maintenance of a spouse or child or adult offspring or disabled offspring.
3. Period of validity of Order.
4. Application for maintenance.
5. Enforcement of Orders.
6. Attachment of salary of respondent.
7. Payment of maintenance through Post office or Bank.
8. Application for cancellation of order or alteration in amount of allowance.
9. Copy of order to be given to party, and where order enforceable.
10. Application to be in writing and process to be free of stamp duty.
11. Commencement of Inquiry.
12. Attendance of respondent and witnesses.
13. Form of proceedings
14. Right of Appeal.
15. Forms.
16. Costs.
17. Other actions not barred.
18. Amendment of Chapter 56.
19. Repeal of Chapter 91.
20. Transitional provision.
21. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.
22. Interpretation.