Sri Lanka to Implement UNSC Resolution1540

It was announced today that the Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers have agreed implement the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution No 1540.

In resolution 1540 (2004), the UN Security Council decided that all States shall refrain from providing any form of support to non-State actors that attempt to develop, acquire, manufacture, possess, transport, transfer or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons and their means of delivery, in particular for terrorist purposes. The resolution requires all States to adopt and enforce appropriate laws to this effect as well as other effective measures to prevent the proliferation of these weapons and their means of delivery to non-State actors, in particular for terrorist purposes.

Accordingly, it has been approved by the Cabinet of Minsters to prepare amendment bills in accordance with the rules and regulations, in order to implement Resolution 1540 and to prepare a National Control List within a year.


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