Section No :  
1980 Revised version
Marginal Notes
1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Houses of Detention Ordinance.
2. Interpretation
3. Power of Minister to establish houses of detention.
4. Detention of vagrants on order of a Magistrate's Court.
5. Persons detained may be sent to hospital.
6. Regulations for management of houses of detention.
7. Superintendent to endeavour to find employment for vagrants.
8. Agreements to leave Sri Lanka.
8. Removal of vagrants from Sri Lanka.
10. Arrest without warrant of vagrant refusing to appear before Magistrate' s Court.
11. Power to arrest persons escaping from houses of detention.
12. Penalty on vagrant for escape.
13. Saving of prosecutions under the Vagrants Ordinance.