Muslim family law in Sri Lanka
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Muslim family law in Sri Lanka theory, practice, and issues of concern to women by Chulani Kodikara

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Published by Muslim Women"s Research and Action Forum, Women Living under Muslim Laws in Colombo .
Written in English



  • Sri Lanka.


  • Domestic relations (Islamic law) -- Sri Lanka,
  • Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Islamic law) -- Sri Lanka

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Edition Notes

StatementChulani Kodikara.
ContributionsMuslim Mātar Ārāycci Ceyal Mun̲n̲aṇi., Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Organization), Ceylon.
LC ClassificationsKPS540 .K63 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. ;
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL169264M
ISBN 109556250050
LC Control Number99947788

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From the time of independence in , the legal system of Sri Lanka has developed into a complex mixture of English common law and Roman-Dutch, Sinhalese, Muslim, and customary law. Under Dutch rule in the late eighteenth century, the colonial administrators codified the rules of inheritance, marriage and divorce law in order to facilitate the application of Muslim family law. Jan 01,  · Books; Journals; Additional Products; Titles No Longer Published by Brill; Librarians. Librarians; How to Manage your Online Holdings; Sales Managers and Sales Contacts; Ordering From Brill; Muslim Family Law in Sri Lanka in Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law Online. E-ISSN: Cited by: 1. Jun 16,  · While Islamic scholars in Sri Lanka are finding excuses to uphold child marriages, a year-old Muslim schoolgirl from the country’s north-west tried to kill herself in order to stop her. The union took place under the version of Sri Lanka’s family law that applies only to Muslims. It does not require the bride’s consent and does not specify a minimum age for marriage.

marriage and divorce (muslim) an act to make provision with respect to the marriages and divorces of muslims in sri lanka and, in particular, withrespect to the registration of such marriages and divorces. law nos, 41 of act nos, 13 of 31 of 22 of 1 of 5 of 32 of [1st august, ] short title. 1. Mar 08,  · An Ethnological Study of the Muslims of Sri Lanka by Asiff Hussein is by far the most comprehensive work of its kind. It is the culmination of much research, inquiry and field studies on the society and culture of the country’s major Muslim groups, the Moors, Malays, Memons and other Muslims of Indian origin who though of different ethnic origins, share the common faith of Islam. Sri Lanka Muslim Family Genealogy. KARIAPPER FAMILY. In a country that had emerged from the yoke of colonialism - in what is known in International Law as the realisation of the right to self-determination development was rather seen as a process of both consolidating that right as well as giving meaning and content to it. Having served. Nos.l3ofl, 31 of , 22 of , 1 of , 5 of , 32 of , Law. No. 41 of MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE (MUSLIM) AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO THE MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES OF MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA AND, IN PARTICULAR, WITH RESPECT TO THE REGISTRATION OF SUCH MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES.

The evidence presented by various explorers such as Cosmos, Marco Polo etc; suggest that the Persian played a dominant role during the earliest phase of Muslim trade in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka had been the chief trade entrepot of Persian. Sri Lanka was known as Sarandib, Saheelan . Muslim family law in Sri Lanka: theory, practice, and issues of concern to women. [Chulani Kodikara; Muslim Mātar Ārāycci Ceyal Mun̲n̲aṇi.; Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Organization); Ceylon.]. In addition, Muslim lawyers, judges as well as students of law in Sri Lanka too lack the quest for learning of Islamic legal values that were fundamentals of the law and jurisprudence (fiqh), and the commonalities between various legal systems that continuously evolve around the world. Apr 01,  · The presumption of Muslim law as applied in India and Sri Lanka is that a person attained puberty at In Sri Lanka, in a case decided in , Justice Gratiaen decided that a Muslim minor becomes emancipated and, therefore, acquires capacity to enter into contracts on proof of attaining puberty or on reaching the age of