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National Policy on Disability for Sri Lanka

Ministry of Social Welfare; Government of Sri Lanka Country Resources Disability Policies Sri Lanka 2 May 2003 Policy document

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Part One provides the rationale underlying policy formulation, containing its scope, underlying socio-economic considerations, barriers that exclude people who have disability from the socio-economic mainstream, and the resources available for policy implementation. This is the situation that has been taken into account in deciding policy.

Part Two first lists the guiding principles which provide the policy framework, and it relates them to the Constitution of Sri Lanka and to the Charter of the United Nations and other United Nations Instruments. It then describes 26 policy areas which have been identified through the process of consultation. For each policy area, policy statements are made and strategies for their achievement are listed.


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