CENTRAL CULTURAL FUND ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Central Fund.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

4. Powers of the Fund.

5. Transferring of moneys to the Fund.

6. The Central Cultural Fund Account.

7. Chief Administrative officer of the Fund.

8. Objects for which the moneys of the Fund may be applied.

9. Accounts and audit.

10. Financial year of the Fund.

11. Exemption of Fund from certain duties and taxes.

12. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Fund.

13. Officers and servants of the Fund deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

14. Fund deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

15. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

57 of 1980.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a fund called "The Central Cultural Fund” for the provision of Funds, for the development of cultural and religious monuments in Sri Lanka, to meet expenses incurred in developing, restoring, and preserving cultural monuments and the development of religious and cultural activities in Sri Lanka and abroad, and to provide financial assistance to artists, craftsmen, writers, painters, musicians and others who are engaged in promoting cultural activities; to provide for the making of awards to persons who have served the nation in the cultural and religious fields; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 18th December, 1980]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Central Cultural Fund Act.

2. Establishment of the Central Fund.

(1) There shall be established a Fund to be called "the Central Cultural Fund” (hereinafter referred to as "the Fund”).

(2) The Fund shall by the name assigned to it by subsection (1) be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

(3) The Government may donate to the Fund from time to time grants for the purpose of carrying out the aims and objects of the Fund.

3. Board of Governors of the Fund.

(1) The administration, management and control of the Fund shall be vested in a Board of Governors constituted as hereinafter provided.

(2) The Board of Governors of the Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) shall consist of—

(a) the Prime Minister who shall be the Chairman of the Board;

(b) the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs;

(c) the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance;

(d) the Minister in charge of the subject of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation;

(e) the Minister in charge of the subject of Tourism;

(f) Minister in charge of the subject of Hindu Affairs;

(g) the Deputy Minister to the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs where there is such a Deputy Minister;

(h) the Secretary to the Prime Minister;

(i) the Secretary to the Ministry charged with the subject of Cultural Affairs;

(j) the Commissioner of Archaeology; and

(k) two other persons appointed by the Prime Minister, each of whom shall, subject to provisions of subsections (3) and (4), hold office for such period as may be specified in the letter of appointment issued to him by the Prime Minister.

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