Planta Med 2010; 76 - S42
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1251757

Plant Based Research and Related Legal Framework in Sri Lanka

RA Jayasinghe 1, C Jayasinghe 2
  • 1Director, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2Attorney-at-law, Colombo, Sri Lanka

In order to overcome the inadequacy of research capabilities and to develop research culture, Sri Lanka has recently introduced various laws, and regulations together with the regularized procedures into the plant science sector. They are in par with the international obligations and currently in practice in Sri Lanka. At the national level, to review the ethical considerations, National Science Foundation and National Bio-ethical Committee have been established and a researcher should follow the required procedures. Among number of enactments, Plant Protection act, Plant Quarantine act, Forest Ordinance, Flora and Fauna Ordinance, are note worthy. Researchers who satisfy the legal regulations are safe guarded and highly encouraged in to the field.

Reference: Environmental guidelines of Agriculture sector in Sri Lanka (1997), 6–10.