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Civil Aspects Of International Child Abduction Act (No. 10 of 2001)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short Title and date of operation  
   2.	   Application  
   3.	   Wrongful removal or retention  
   4.	   Central Authority  
   5.	   Duties of Central Authority  
   6.	   Application to Central Authority for assistance in securing the return of a child who has been wrongfully removed or retained  
   7.	   Central Authority may refuse application  
   8.	   Central Authority to transmit application to appropriate authority in another specified country in certain cases  
   9.	   Central Authority may apply to High Court for order of return  
   10.	   High Court may order return of child  
   11.	   Grounds on which High Court may refuse to make an order under section 10  
   12.	   Central Authority may request Court for reasons for delay in disposing of application  
   13.	   Rights of access  
   14.	   Central Authority may apply to court for order of access  
   15.	   Evidence  
   16.	   High Court may require Central Authority to obtain order from relevant authorities in specified country  
   17.	   Central Authority not to be required for payment of costs  
   18.	   High Court may order payment of costs incurred by Central Authority  
   19.	   Order under section 10 not a decision or determination on merits  
   20.	   Court jurisdiction to decide or determine questions relating to the custody of a child wrongfully removed to Sri Lanka  
   21.	   Central Authority to arrange for return of child in respect of whom an order has been made under section 10  
   22.	   Person, institution or other body may apply to Central Authority for securing return of child wrongfully removed to, or wrongfully retained in a specified country  
   23.	   Jurisdiction of High Court to make certain declarations  
   24.	   Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency  
   25.	   Interpretation  

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