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Employees’ Provident Fund enactments …………

The following enactments pertaining to the provident fund have been passed by the Parliament of Sri Lanka. That is The Employees’ Provident Fund Act No 15 of 1958 and this act has been amended several occasions so far.

The Employees’ Provident Fund Act No 14 of 1992 (Amendment) is the latest amendment available. 

Copies of the above acts could be purchased from the Govt. Publications Bureau.   


Relevant Documents ………….

  • An employee must be registered in the provident fund within 14 days of joining.
  • For this purpose, a set of forms, “A”, “B”, & “H” could be obtained free of charge from the labour office located in the vicinity.
  • Forms must be duly certified and forwarded to the labour office situated close to his establishment.
  • The employee will be registered as a member by the labour office and the certificate “B” will be forwarded to the employer.
  • In perfecting forms “A”, “B” & “H” employer is requested to examine the birth certificate of the employee, his national identity card and birth and marriage certificates of the family members and
  • And also obtain a clear impression of fingerprints of the employee.


What should be done if the Employee’s name is incorrect?

  • If the name has been incorrectly recorded in the “C” form at the time of sending contributions, a report with the correct name and amount should be forwarded to the Superintendent, EPF.
  • An explanatory note and a copy should be dispatched to the district labour office located in the vicinity of the establishment.
  • In case the name has been incorrectly recorded while perfecting forms “A”, “B” & “H”, the employer must furnish reasons for recording the name incorrectly and forward a letter to the district labour office indicating the correct name, the member concerned should also forward a letter requesting correction of his name.


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Kishor Hameed  |  August 11, 2011