FOOD SUPPLIES ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Appointment of Commissioner of Food Supplies and competent authorities.

3. Requisitioning of articles of food.

4. State to be the sole importer of scheduled articles of food.

5. Compensation in respect of requisition of articles of food.

6. Determination of claims by Tribunal in default of agreement.

7. Incidental powers of Tribunal.

8. Interest on compensation.

9. Limitation of time for claiming compensation.

10. Construction.

11. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

30 of 1947.

42 of 1949,

14 of 1953,

7 of 1955,

30 of 1957.

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for so maintaining, controlling and regulating the supply of articles of food as to secure their sufficiency their equitable distribution and their availability at fair prices, and for that purpose to take power to requisition articles of food and to pay compensation in respect of any article so requisitioned and to provide for the importation of certain essential articles of food solely by or on behalf of the state; and to make provision for other matters connected with, or incidental to, the purposes aforesaid.

[Date of Commencement: 2nd July, 1947]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Food Supplies Ordinance.

[S 1(1) re-numbered as s 1 by s 2(2) of Act 30 of 1957.]

(2) .

[S 1(2) rep by s 2(1) of Act 30 of 1957.]

(3) .

[S 1(3) rep by s 2(1) of Act 30 of 1957.]

2. Appointment of Commissioner of Food Supplies and competent authorities.

(1) There may be appointed, by name or by office—

(a) a person to be or to act as Commissioner of Food Supplies;

(b) a person or each of two or more persons, to be or to act as a competent authority for the purposes of this Ordinance; and

(c) such other officers and servants as may be necessary for the purposes of this Ordinance.

(2) Every competent authority appointed under subsection (1) shall be subject to the general direction and control of the Commissioner.

(3) The Commissioner may exercise or perform any of the powers or duties of a competent authority under this Ordinance.

3. Requisitioning of articles of food.

(1) For the purpose of so maintaining, controlling and regulating the supply of articles of food as to secure their sufficiency or their equitable distribution or their availability at fair prices, a competent authority may, if it appears to him to be necessary or expedient, requisition any quantity of any article of food and give such directions as appear to him to be necessary or expedient in connection with the requisitioning thereof.

(2) —

(a) Where the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do for the purpose of facilitating the requisitioning of any quantity of any scheduled article grown or produced in Sri Lanka, the Minister may by Notification published in the Gazette declare that the provisions of this subsection shall apply in the case of that article. Every scheduled article in respect of which any such Notification is in force is hereinafter referred to as a "special scheduled article”.

(b) The power to requisition conferred by subsection (1) may, in relation to any special scheduled article, be exercised by a competent authority by means of a general order made as respects any specified area; and the competent authority may in any such order—

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