ARTS COUNCIL OF CEYLON ACt

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

Establishment and Powers of the Council and Capital

2. Establishment and general objects of the Council.

3. Council to be a body corporate.

4. Contribution to the Council by government.

5. Power to acquire and hold any property.

6. Application of property moneys.

The Council

7. Constitution of the Council.

8. Term of office of members.

9. Vacation of office.

10. Meetings of the Council.

Executive Committee of the Council

11. The executive committee of the Council.

Appointment of Panels

12. Appointment of panels.

Staff of the Council

13. Appointment of owners and servants.

Finance, Accounts, Minutes

14. Funds of the Council.

15. Financial year and audit of, accounts of the Council.

16. Minutes of the Council.

17. Books to be kept at the head office.

18. Annual report.

General Provisions

19. Acts of the Council, executive committee, or panels valid notwithstanding subsequent discovery of vacancy, disqualification.

20. Seal of the Council.

21. Instruments not, requiring seal of Council.

22. Remuneration of members.

23. Rules of the Council.

18 of 1952,

44 of 1987.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment and regulation of the Arts Council of Ceylon.

[Date of Commencement: 24th March, 1952]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Arts Council of Ceylon Act.

Establishment and Powers of the Council and Capital

2. Establishment and general objects of the Council.

(1) An institution to be called the Arts Council of Ceylon (hereinafter referred to as "the Council”) is hereby established.

(2) The general objects for which the Council is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and practice of the fine arts;

(b) to increase the accessibility of works of art to the public in Sri Lanka;

(c) to improve the standards of execution in the fine arts;

(d) to preserve, promote and encourage the development of such arts and crafts as are indigenous to Sri Lanka; and

(e) to advise, and co-operate with, Government departments, local authorities and other bodies on any matter concerned directly or indirectly with the aforesaid objects.

3. Council to be a body corporate.

The Council shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its name.

4. Contribution to the Council by government.

As soon as convenient after the date on which this Act comes into operation, the Government shall make an initial contribution of two hundred and fifty thousand rupees for the purpose of defraying the preliminary expenses of the Council under this Act and of providing the working capital of the Council.

5. Power to acquire and hold any property.

The Council shall have power to acquire in any manner whatsoever any property movable or immovable, and to enjoy the property so acquired.

6. Application of property moneys.

All property movable and immovable acquired or held by the Council and all moneys paid to or received by the Council under this Act shall be used and applied by the Council in furtherance of its objects; and the Council shall have power, from time to time, to sell, grant, convey, devise, assign, exchange or otherwise dispose of or mortgage any such property, and to invest its funds in such manner as may be necessary and expedient for the furtherance of its objects.

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