Section No :  
Legislative Enactments
Marginal Notes
1. Short title.
2. Objects of the Act.
3. Rights of Victims of Crime.
4. Entitlements of a victim of crime.
5. Entitlements of witnesses.
6. Persons to be entitled to protection in certain circumstances.
7. Duty of public and judicial officers to respect etc. rights and entitlements.
8. Offences against victims of crime and witnesses.
9. Attempting or instigating the commission of an offence under section 8, to be an offence.
10. An offence under section 8 and 9 to be cognizable and non-bailable.
11. National Authority for the Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses.
12. Board of Management of the Authority.
13. Duties and functions of the Authority.
14. Powers of the Authority.
15. Appointment of DirectorGeneral.
16. Investigations and Inquiries.
17. DirectorGeneral to assist in the inquiry.
18. Fund of the Authority and its financial year.
19. Victims of Crime and Witnesses Assistance and Protection Division.
20. Victims of Crime and Witnesses Assistance and Protection programme.
21. Duty to provide protection to victims of crime and witnesses.
22. Nature, commencement, duration and termination of the grant of protection.
23. Officer in charge of a police station to take necessary steps on receipt of a request by a victim of crime or a witness.
24. Authority or a Commission to protect vulnerable victims and witnesses.
25. Protection to be prescribed by Courts and Commissions.
26. Protection to be provided by law enforcement authorities and public officers.
27. Duties of victims of crime and witnesses receiving protection and assistance.
28. Compensation.
29. Victims of Crime and Witnesses Assistance and Protection Fund.
30. Entitlement to apply for compensation and assistance.
31. Recording of evidence or statement through contemporaneous audiovisual linkage. [2, 27 of 2017]
32. Authority not required to provide assistance under section 31 in certain circumstances.
33. Procedure in recording testimony or statement.
34. Receiving or recording testimony through audiovisual linkage to be according to this part.
35. Interference in the discharge of duties etc.
36. Secrecy.
37. Assessment of credibility of a testimony.
38. Provisions of this Act to prevail over other laws.
39. Audit of Accounts.
40. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Authority.
41. Officials of the Authority deemed to be public officers.
42. The Authority deemed to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.
43. Action against bodies of persons.
44. Regulations.
45. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.
46. Interpretation.
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