COMPETENT AUTHORITY (POWERS AND FUNCTIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Powers and functions of the Competent Authority.

3. Competent Authority to be satisfied of compliance with certain conditions.

4. Suit or prosecution against the Competent Authority to be considered a suit or prosecution against the state.

5. Officers and servants.

6. Remuneration of Competent Authority etc.

7. Sinhala text to prevail in ease of inconsistency.

8. Interpretation.

3 of 2002.

AN ACT to provide for the powers and functions of the Competent Authority appointed by the Election Commission under the constitution and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 25th March, 2002]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Competent Authority (Powers and Functions) Act.

2. Powers and functions of the Competent Authority.

The Competent Authority appointed under sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (5) of Article 104B of the Constitution (hereinafter referred to as the "Competent Authority”) to take over the management of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation or the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, as the case may be, shall exercise and discharge the following powers and functions—

(a) carry on the radio or television broadcasting services, as the case may be, while maintaining in the public interest and in the conduct of a free and fair election or referendum, high standards in programming;

(b) register persons engaged in the production of television or radio programmes relating to an election or a referendum, as the case may be, which programmes are intended to be broadcast;

(c) exercise supervision and control over programmes broadcast by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation or the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, as the case may be, relating to an election or a referendum;

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