The Nursing Council Act Number 19 for the establishment of nursing council was adopted in 1988. Because certain matters in the contents of the Act debarred it from implementation in 2005, amendments were passed by the parliament. There is no provision to register midwives in the Nursing Council Act. Currently, nurses and midwives are registered under the Medical Council.
http://www.anmc.org.au/wpsear/srilanka.php (accessed on 22.04.2009).