INSTITUTE OF TOWN PLANNERS, SRI LANKA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka.

3. General object of corporation.

4. Grades of membership use of titles.

5. Disqualification for membership and disciplinary powers and procedure.

6. General power of corporation.

7. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

8. Power to make rules.

9. Restrictions as to use of titles.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Institute.

11. How the seal of the Corporation is to be affixed.

12. Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

23 of 1986.

AN ACT to incorporate the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 27th August, 1986]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are corporate members of the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as "the Institute”), or shall hereafter be admitted corporate members of the Corporation hereby constituted, (so long as they continue to be corporate members) shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the style and name of the Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka and by that name may sue and be sued with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and alter the same at its discretion.

3. General object of corporation.

The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to promote and advance the science and art of town planning in all its aspects;

(b) to raise and uphold the dignity and reputation of the town planning profession in Sri Lanka and to extend its usefulness to the advantage of the public;

(c) to serve as liaison between the town planning profession in Sri Lanka and of town planning bodies abroad;

(d) to make available a professional opinion in town planning to the Government and other agencies in Sri Lanka and overseas when such advice is sought;

(e) to protect and promote the interests, status, welfare, rights and privileges of its members, and the interests of the public in relation to the profession of town planning;

(f) to promote and regulate the work of the town planning profession as practiced or likely to be practiced in Sri Lanka;

(g) to assist in the acquisition of the most up-to-date information relating to town planning and to ensure the adoption of the most effective town planning methods, practices and procedure in Sri Lanka;

(h) to further research and all such other activities as many contribute to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of town planning;

(i) to promote the aesthetic, economic, scientific and social development of urban and rural areas in the best interests if the community;

(j) to collaborate with any other Higher Educational institution referred to in the Universities Act, No.16 of 1978 or other recognised educational institution in the furtherance of town planning education;

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