S.I. No. 175/1996 - Explosives (Land Mines) Order, 1996

Whereas land mines (as defined in the following Order) are of so dangerous a character that, in the judgment of the Government, it is expedient for the public safety to make the following order:

Now, the Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the section 43 of the Explosives Act, 1875 , as adapted in particular by or under the Adaptation of Enactments Act, 1922 (No. 2 of 1922), and the Constitution (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937 (No. 40 of 1937), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Explosives (Land Mines) Order, 1996.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on the 13 day of June, 1996

2. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to this Order.

3. (1) No person shall manufacture, keep, import into the State, convey or sell any land mine.

(2) In this Article "land mine" means any munition designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and designed to be detonated or exploded by the presence or proximity of, or contact with, a person or vehicle.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 12th day of June 1996.