ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Archaeological sites of National Importance.

3. Ancient and historical monuments and records of National Importance.

4. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULES

16 of 1990.

AN ACT to declare certain Archaeological activities, sites, and remains, antiquities, ancient and Historical monuments and records as being of national importance.

[Date of Commencement: 20th April, 1990]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Archaeological Sites of National Importance Act.

2. Archaeological sites of National Importance.

(1) The archaeological activities, sites and remains described in the First Schedule to this act are hereby declared, for the purpose of the Ninth Schedule to the Constitution, to be of national importance.

(2) The Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, declare any other archaeological activities, sites and remains not described in the First Schedule to this Act, or any antiquities to be of national importance.

(3) —

(a) Every Order made under subsection (2) shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette and shall be brought before Parliament within a period of one month from the date of the publication of such Order in the Gazette, or if no meeting of Parliament is held within such period, at the first meeting of Parliament held after that period, with a motion that such Order be approved.

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