Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka
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Information
Region Asia
Population 19668000
GDP (millions USD) 30012
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction permitted
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
Surrogacy no policy
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

  • Sri Lanka does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to the practices currently falling within the scope of BioPolicyWiki.
  • There is also a draft policy published by the National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC), “New genetics and assisted reproductive technologies in Sri Lanka – A draft national policy on biomedical ethics.” (It does not appear to be available on web.)

Prohibited practices

  • Sex selection for social reasons

Permitted and regulated practices

Assisted Reproduction

  • Treatment of man and wife for infertility
  • No more than 3 embryos may be implanted


Donor Gametes and Embryos

  • Permitted
  • No more than 5 live births


Embryo Research

  • Only permitted in limited circumstances with approval of the Authority and its Ethics Committee