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1983 Meeting of Commonwealth Law Ministers

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14–18 February 1983: Memoranda

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Aids to the Interpretation of Legislation

In Sri Lanka there are two types of explanatory memoranda (a) Statements of objects and reasons appended to Bills and (b) Statements of legal effect appended to amending Bills. The former are prepared by the Ministry sponsoring the Bill and the latter, by the Legal Draftsman's Department. There is no strict practice in regard to statements of objects and reasons.

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