GENERAL SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA
DEFENCE ACADEMY ACT

1. Short title.

PART I

THE SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA DEFENCE ACADEMY

2. Establishment of the Sir John KotelawalaDefence Academy.

3. Object of the Academy.

4. Powers, duties and functions of the Academy.

5. Constitution of the Board of Management of the Academy.

6. The Commandant.

7. Duties of the commandant.

7A. The Board of studies.

7B. The Chancellor.

8. Fund of the Academy.

9. Payments into the Fund.

10. Payments out of the Fund.

10A. Audit of accounts.

11. Meetings of the Board.

12. Vacancy among members not to Invalidate proceedings of the Board.

13. Appointment of officers and servants of the Academy.

14. Oath or affirmation.

PART II

GENERAL

15. Regulations.

16. Members, officers and servants of the Academy deemed to be public servants. 

17. The Academy deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act. 

18. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Academy.

19. Power of the Commandant to make rules.

PART III

VESTING OF IMMOVABLE AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

20. Vesting Order. 

21. Pending legal proceedings.

22. Rights and liabilities under any contract or agreement.

23. Vesting order not to confer right to any mineral.

24. Reference to "Kotelawala Defence Academy, Kotelawala pura” deemed to be a reference to the "Sir John KotelawalaDefence Academy, Kotelawalapura”.

24A. Provisions of Act No. 16 of 1978 not to apply.

25. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

68 of 1981,

27 of 1988,

30 of 1990.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy, to provide for the vesting of kandawela estate and the movable property thereon in the academy, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd November, 1981]

[Ed note: "Sir John Lionel Kotelawela” or "Sir John Kotelawela Defence Academy” amended to "General Sir John Lionel Kotelawela'' and "General Sir John Kotelawela Defence Academy” by s. 12 of Act 27 of 1988.]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy Act.

PART I

THE SIR JOHN KOTELAWALA DEFENCE ACADEMY

2. Establishment of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy.

(1) There shall be established a university which shall be called "the General Sir John Kotelawela Defence Academy” (hereinafter referred to as the "Academy”).

[S 2(1) am by s 2 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(2) The Academy 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. Object of the Academy.

The objects of the Academy shall be—

(a) to provide facilities for and instruction in academic studies in such subjects as would be relevant to pre-officer cadet training;

(aa) to provide for courses of study, and instruction in branches of learning related to defence and military management;

[S 3(aa) ins by s 3 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ab) to admit officer cadets and officers to follow such courses of study and instruction;

[S 3(ab) ins by s 3 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ac) to hold examinations for the purposes of ascertaining the officer cadets and officers who have acquired proficiency in such branches of learning;

[S 3(ac) ins by s 3 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ad) to admit public officers to follow courses of study relating to defence and military management and to hold examinations for the purposes of ascertaining the officers who have acquired proficiency in such studies;

[S 3(ad) ins by s 3 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(b) to provide a basic service training to pre-officer cadets;

(c) to foster a spirit of comradeship and goodwill and promote understanding among pre-officer cadets for the purposes of developing their character, self confidence and qualities of leadership; and

(d) to exercise such other functions as the Academy may consider necessary for the achievement of its objects. For the purpose of carrying out its objects.

4. Powers, duties and functions of the Academy.

For the purpose of carrying out its objects the Academy may exercise, perform and discharge all or any of the following powers, duties and functions—

(a) to receive grants, gifts or donations, whether from local of foreign sources;

(aa) to provide facilities for and instruction in academic studies in such subjects as would be relevant to officer cadet and officer training;

[S 4(aa) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ab) to provide a basic service training to pre-officer cadets;

[S 4(ab) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ac) to provide for courses of study, and instruction, in branches of learning relating to defence and military management;

[S 4(ac) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ad) to admit officer-cadets and officers to follow such courses of study and instruction;

[S 4(ad) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ae) to hold examinations for the purposes of ascertaining the officer-cadets and officers who have acquired proficiency in such branches of learning;

[S 4(ae) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(af) to admit public officers to follow courses of study relating to defence and military management and to hold examinations for the purposes of ascertaining the officers who have acquired proficiency in such studies ;

[S 4(af) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ag) to grant and confer, notwithstanding anything in section 128 of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978, degrees, diplomas, certificates on officer cadets and officers and public officers who have followed courses of study in such branches of learning at the Academy and passed such examinations;

[S 4(ag) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ah) to confer honorary degrees and other academic distinctions on persons recommended by the Board of Management;

[S 4(ah) ins by s 4 of Act 27 of 1988.]

(ai) to erect, equip and maintain for the purposes of the Academy, libraries, laboratories and other buildings;

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