Related Rule
Sri Lanka
Practice Relating to Rule 120. Accommodation for Children Deprived of Their Liberty
Sri Lanka’s Prisons Ordinance (1878), as amended to 2005, states:
The requisitions of this Ordinance with respect to the separation of prisoners are as follows:-
(b) juvenile prisoners, whenever it is practicable, shall be separated from adults. 
Sri Lanka, Prisons Ordinance, 1878, as amended to 2005, Article 48(b).
This article applies to persons deprived of their liberty under Sri Lanka’s Emergency Regulations (2005) pursuant to section 19 of these regulations.
In 2009, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee against Torture, Sri Lanka stated:
29. … [Directions Issued by the President Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence on 7 July 2006] ensure that ... [p]recautionary measures are also taken … to protect … children in custody …
46. Paragraph 4 of the Presidential Directions of 7 July 2006 provides that, “When a child under 18 years … is sought to be arrested or detained, a person of their choice should be allowed to accompany such child … to the place of questioning. As far as possible, any such child … so sought to be arrested or detained, should be placed in the custody of a Women’s Unit of the Armed Forces or the Police Force or in the custody of another woman military or police officer”. 
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, §§ 29 and 46.
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Sri Lanka also stated:
Legal and institutional initiatives undertaken to facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers
78. New regulations have been framed under section 5 of the Public Security Ordinance by the President in order to introduce “Child Friendly” procedures and processes related to the surrender and release of children recruited as combatants.
80. … The person to whom … [a] child surrenders or by whom the child is arrested shall … ensure the custody of such child in a place which is apart from adult surrendee[s] or detainees if any. 
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, §§ 78 and 80.
Sri Lanka also stated:
33. The [Directions] also … [take] measures to regulate arrests:
(f) As far as possible … [a child arrested or detained] … should be placed in the custody … [of] a Women’s Unit of the Armed Forces or the Police Force or in the custody of another women military or police officer, as per the above [Directions]. 
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, Annex, § 33(f).
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