ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of Administrative Districts.

3. Abolition, creation and alteration of the limits, of Administrative Districts, and amendment of the Schedule.

4. Assignment of each Administrative District to a Government Agent.

5. Appointment of Additional Assistant and Additional Assistant Government Agents.

6. Provinces not to be affected by this Act.

7. Construction of written law.

8. Amendment of other written law.

9. Savings.

SCHEDULE

22 of 1955.

AN ACT to establish Administrative Districts as the areas of authority of government agents, to effect and to provide for the effecting of consequential amendments in other written law, and to provide for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[Date of Commencement: 14th April, 1955]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Administrative Districts Act.

2. Establishment of Administrative Districts.

(1) The Administrative Districts specified in the Schedule to this Act are hereby established.

(2) The limits of each Administrative District specified in column I of the Schedule to this Act shall, subject to any alterations made therein under section 3, be those specified in the corresponding entry in column II of that Schedule.

3. Abolition, creation and alteration of the limits of Administrative Districts, and amendment of the Schedule.

An Administrative District may be abolished, a new Administrative District may be established, the limits of an Administrative District may be altered, and the Schedule to this Act may be amended or replaced with a new Schedule, by a resolution passed by Parliament.

4. Assignment of each Administrative District to a Government Agent.

Each Administrative District shall be assigned to a Government Agent as his area of authority instead of a province.

5. Appointment of Additional Assistant, and Additional Assistant Government Agents.

Any number of Additional Government Agents, Assistant Government Agents and Additional Assistant Government Agents may be appointed for an Administrative District.

6. Provinces not to be affected by this Act.

This Act shall not be deemed to prevent the continuance of the provinces of Sri Lanka as now constituted or as may hereafter be constituted, for any purpose other than that for which Administrative Districts are established by this Act.

7. Construction of written law.

(1) In any written law, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression "Administrative District” shall mean an Administrative District established by or under this Act.

(2) Every reference in any other written law to a revenue district shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as a reference to the Administrative District consisting of the area which constituted that revenue district.

(3) Where any other written law enables or requires the Government Agent of a province to exercise or perform any power, duty or function, such law shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as enabling or requiring the Government Agent of each Administrative District in that province to exercise or perform that power, duty or function within the limits of that Administrative District.

(4) Where any other written law confers on the Government Agent of a province the power to make any by law, regulation, rule, order, notification or notice, such law shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as conferring power on the Government Agent of each Administrative District in that province to make for that Administrative District any such by law, regulation, rule, order, notification or notice.

(5) Where any other written law confers on the Government Agent of a province the power to issue any license, permit, certificate of registration, or other document, such law shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as conferring power on the Government Agent of each Administrative District in that province to issue for that Administrative District any such license, permit, certificate of registration or other document.

(6) Where any other written law confers on the Government Agent of a province the power to determine any fees or charges, such law shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as conferring on the Government Agent of each Administrative District in that province the power to determine for that Administrative District any such fees or charges.

(7) Where any other written law requires any such notice, information, declaration return or other document as relates to any matter in any part of a province to be delivered, sent or given to the Government Agent of that province, such law shall, after the commencement of this Act, be construed as requiring that notice, information, declaration, return or other document to be delivered, sent or given to the Government Agent of the Administrative District within which that part of that province lies.

8. Amendment of other written law.

The Minister may by Order published in the Gazette make such amendments in any other written law, or make such provision in regard to any matter, as may be necessary in consequence of the provisions of this Act. Every Order made by the Minister under this subsection and published in the Gazette shall have the force of law.

9. Savings.

(1) This Act shall not be deemed to affect the operation of any by law, regulation, rule, order, notification or notice made by the Government Agent of a province under any other written law before the commencement of this Act.

(2) This Act shall not be deemed to affect the continuance in force of any licenses, permit, certificate of registration or other document issued, and the validity of any instrument executed, by the Government Agent of a province before the commencement of this Act.

(3) Where the Government Agent of a province has, before the commencement of this Act, determined any fees or charges by virtue of the power conferred on him by any other written law, such determination shall not be affected by this Act.

(4) Where any act or thing is commenced by the Government Agent of a province under any other written law in any part of that province and is not completed before the commencement of this Act, that act or thing may be carried on and completed by the Government Agent of the Administrative District within which that part of that province lies.

SCHEDULE

[Section 2]

COLUMN I

Administrative Districts and Area of Authority

COLUMN II

Limits of the Administrative Districts

1. Administrative District of Colombo, consisting of the following Divisional Assistant Government Agents' Divisions:

Colombo

Nugegoda

Kolonnawa

Kaduwela

Homagama

Avissawella

Kesbewa

Moratuwa

Northern: Kelani Ganga.

Eastern: Ruwanwella; Dehiowita in Kegalle District; Eheliyagoda in Ratnapura District.

Southern: Eheliyagoda in the Ratnapura District; Raigam Korale East; Raigam Korale West and Panadura Totamune in Kalutara District.

Western: Sea.

 

2. Administrative District of Gampaha, consisting of the following Divisional Assistant Government Agents' Divisions:

Wattala

Negombo

Katana

Minuvangoda

Divulapitiya

Mirigama

Gampaha

Weke

Attanagalla

Mahara

Kelaniya

Biyagama

Ja-Ela

Northern: Wennappuwa in Puttalam District; Pannala, Dambadeni Hatpattu West in Kurunegala District.

Eastern: Warakapola, Ruwanwel la in Kegalle District.

Southern: Kelani Ganga.

Western: Sea.

 

3. Administrative District of Kalutara. consisting or the following Divisional Assistant Government Agents' Divisions:

Rayigam Korale East

Rayigiirm Korale West

Kalulara Totamuna North

Kalulara Tolamuna South

Panadura Totamuna

Pasdun Korale East

Pasdun Korale West

Pasdun Korale South

Gangabadapattuwa Dodangoda.

Northern: Moratuwa. Kesbewa, Avissawella in Colombo District.

Eastern: Kalawana, Ayagama, Kuruwita, Eheliyagoda in Ratnapura District.

Southern- Hinidum Pattuwa North, Hinidum Pattuwa South, Bentara Walallaviti Korale South, Bentara Walallaviti Korale East, Bentara Walallaviti Korale West in Galle District.

Western: Sea.

 

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