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Section 1.

FIRST SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. Legislative Powers of [F1Sri Lanka]

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F1For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there should be substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

1(1)The M1Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865, shall not apply to any law made after the appointed day by the Parliament of [F2Sri Lanka].E+W+S+N.I.

(2)No law and no provision of any law made after the appointed day by the Parliament of [F2Sri Lanka] shall be void or inoperative on the ground that it is repugnant to the law of England, or to the provisions of any existing or future Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom, or to any order, rule or regulation made under any such Act, and the powers of the Parliament of [F2Sri Lanka] shall include the power to repeal or amend any such Act, order, rule or regulation in so far as the same is part of the law of [F2Sri Lanka].

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F2For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

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2The Parliament of [F3Sri Lanka] shall have full power to make laws having extra-territorial operation.E+W+S+N.I.

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F3For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

F43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S+N.I.

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4Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, section four of the M2Colonial Courts of Admiralty Act 1890 (which requires certain laws to be reserved for the signification of His Majesty’s pleasure or to contain a suspending clause), and so much of section seven of that Act as requires the approval of His Majesty in Council to any rules of Court for regulating the practice and procedure of a Colonial Court of Admiralty, shall cease to have effect in [F5Sri Lanka].E+W+S+N.I.

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F5For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

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Section 4.

SECOND SCHEDULEE+W+S+N.I. Amendments not Affecting Law of [F6Sri Lanka]

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F6For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F7E+W+S+N.I.

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3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F9E+W+S+N.I.

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4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F10E+W+S+N.I.

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Visiting forcesE+W+S+N.I.

5The following provisions of the M3Visiting Forces (British Commonwealth) Act 1933, namely—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)section three (which deals with deserters);

(b)section four (which deals with attachment and mutual powers of command);

(c)the definition of “visiting force” for the purposes of that Act generally which is contained in section eight thereof;

shall apply in relation to forces raised in [F11Sri Lanka] as they apply in relation to forces raised in the Dominions within the meaning of the M4Statute of Westminster, 1931.

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F11For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

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Ships and aircraftE+W+S+N.I.

6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F12E+W+S+N.I.

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7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F13E+W+S+N.I.

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8In the M5Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act 1934, the expression “British ship to which this Act applies” shall not include a British ship registered in [F14Sri Lanka].E+W+S+N.I.

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F14For references to “Ceylon” in this Act there are substituted references to “Sri Lanka” by virtue of Sri Lanka Republic Act 1972 (c. 55, SIF 26:40), s. 1(4)

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Matrimonial causesE+W+S+N.I.

9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F15E+W+S+N.I.

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