القاعدة ذات الصلة
Sri Lanka
Practice Relating to Rule 126. Visits to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Sri Lanka’s Prisons Ordinance (1878), as amended to 2005, states:
94. (1) The Minister may from time to time make all such rules, not inconsistent with this Ordinance or any other written law relating to prisons, as may be necessary for the administration of the prisons in Sri Lanka and for carrying out or giving effect to the provisions and principles of this Ordinance.
(2) In particular and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing powers, the Minister may make rules for all or any of the following purposes or matters:–
(h) visits to prisoners. 
Sri Lanka, Prisons Ordinance, 1878, as amended to 2005, Article 94(1) and (2)(h).
This article applies to persons deprived of their liberty under Sri Lanka’s Emergency Regulations (2005) pursuant to section 19 of these regulations.
Sri Lanka’s Emergency Regulations (2005), as amended to 2008, states:
SUPERVISION, SEARCH, ARREST AND DETENTION
19. (1) Where the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence is of [the] opinion with respect to any person that, with a view to preventing such person –
(a) from acting in any manner prejudicial to … national security or to the maintenance of public order, or to the maintenance of essential services; or
(b) from acting in any manner contrary to any of the provisions of sub-paragraph (a) or sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (2) of regulation 40 or regulation 25 of these regulations, it is necessary so to do, the Secretary may order that such person be taken into custody and detained in custody …
(3) … [W]here such person is so detained in a prison established under the Prisons Ordinance –
(a) all the provisions of Ordinance other than the provisions of Part IX of that Ordinance [allowing prisoners to receive visits from, and communicate with, their relations, friends and legal adviser], and
(b) all the rules made under that Ordinance other than the rules which relate to visits to … prisoners,
shall apply to such person as though he were a civil prisoner within the meaning of that Ordinance:
Provided however, that the Inspector-General of Police may, where he considers it expedient so to do –
(b) permit visits to … such person in such manner and at such time and place, as the Inspector-General of Police may from time to time direct.
22. …
(2) Any person who surrenders (hereinafter referred to as the “surrendee”) in connection with any offence under the Explosives Act, the Offensive Weapons Act, No. 18 of 1966, the Firearms Ordinance, the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 or under Chapter VI [offences against the State], Chapter VII [offences relating to the armed forces] or Chapter VIII of the Penal Code [offences against public tranquility] or under any emergency regulation, or through fear of terrorist activities to any police officer, or any member of the armed forces, or to any public officer or any other person or body of persons authorized by the President by order, shall be required to give a written statement to the officer or person authorized to the effect that he is surrend[er]ing voluntarily.
(4) The officer or person to whom a person surrenders in terms of paragraph (2) … shall, within ten (10) days of such surrendee hand over the surrendee to the Commissioner-General of Rehabilitation who shall assign such surrendee to a Centre. …
(8) A surrendee assigned to a Centre may with the permission of the officer in-charge of the Centre be entitled to meet his parents, or relations or guardian as the case may be, once in every two weeks. 
Sri Lanka, Emergency Regulations, 2005, as amended to 5 August 2008, Sections 19(1) and (3) and 22(2),(4) and (8).
Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism (Surrendees Care and Rehabilitation) Regulations (2011) states:
10. (1) The Commissioner-General of Rehabilitation shall, in consultation with the District Secretary of any District, the relevant Provincial Commissioner of Probation and Child Care Services and the Chairman, National Child Protection Authority, take steps to i[]dentify suitable locations for the establishment of –
(a) Protective Child Accommodation Centres for the purpose of accommodating any person under eighteen years of age, (hereinafter referred to as a “child surrendee”) who surrenders or is arrested in terms of paragraph (3) of this regulation; and
(b) Protective Child Rehabilitation Centres for the purpose of providing care, psychosocial support, and vocational and other training for the facilitation of the process of re-integration of a child surrendee into his family, community and into society.
(3) Where a person under eighteen years of age –
(a) who … has been forcibly recruited as a combatant in an armed conflict … or
(b) who has committed or is suspected of having committed an offence during any period in which he … was forcibly recruited as a combatant in an armed conflict … or
(c) who through fear of threats or reprisals by any party to the said armed conflict, or who through fear of … being forcibly recruited as a combatant in an armed conflict …
surrenders to, or is arrested by, any police officer or any member of the armed forces or surrenders to any public officer or any other person or body of persons authorized by the President in that behalf, such police officer or member of the armed forces or public officer or other person or body of person authorized by the President, shall record the statement of such child surrendee and the circumstances in which such child surrendee surrendered or was arrested.
18. (1) The officer in charge of the Protective Child Accommodation Centre at which such child surrendee is accommodated , shall –
(c) facilitate and encourage visits by and contact with the family at least once in every two weeks;
22. (1) The officer in charge of the Protective Child Rehabilitation Centre in which such child surrendee is placed shall –
(c) facilitate and encourage visits by and contact with his family at least once a month. 
Sri Lanka, Prevention of Terrorism (Surrendees Care and Rehabilitation) Regulations, 2011, Articles 10(1) and (3), 18(1)(c) and 22(1)(c).
In 2009, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee against Torture, Sri Lanka stated:
The officer in charge of a Protective Child [soldier] Accommodation Centre or protective child [soldier] rehabilitation centre in which such child is placed shall:
(c) Facilitate and encourage visits by and contact with his family at least once a month. 
Sri Lanka, Combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee against Torture, 23 September 2010, UN Doc. CAT/C/LKA/3-4, submitted 17 August 2009, § 88(c).
In 2012, in its fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, Sri Lanka stated:
42. Remarkable progress has … been made with regard to the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-combatants. The Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation was established to oversee the rehabilitation and reintegration of nearly 12,000 ex-LTTE [Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam] combatants.
44. A database of all the cadres in detention was created and released. Information was made available on a round-the-clock basis to the spouses, children, parents and siblings of the detainees through the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) in Colombo, and TID units in Vavuniya and Galle. … It should also be stressed that relatives of the detainees have been given access to places of detention. 
Sri Lanka, Fifth periodic report to the Human Rights Committee, 31 January 2013, UN Doc. CCPR/C/LKA/5, submitted 29 October 2012, §§ 42 and 44.