Sri Lanka ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 08th February 2016 and became the 162nd State to ratify this Convention.
The text of this Convention was adopted by the UNGA on 13 December 2006, and opened for signature on 30 March 2007. Following ratification by the 20th party, it came into force on 3 May 2008. Sri Lanka signed this Convention on 30th March 2007.
By ratifying this Convention, Sri Lanka undertakes to abide by the terms of the Convention which is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.