INTERNATIONAL WINGED BEAN (DAMBALA) INSTITUTE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the International Winged Bean (Dambala) Institute.

3. Principal office of the Institute.

4. Objects of the Institute.

5. Board of Directors of the Institute.

6. The First Board of Directors of the Institute.

7. Appointment of additional members.

8. Appointment of subsequent Boards.

9. Eligibility for reappointment as member of the board.

10. Remuneration of members of the Board.

11. The seal of the Institute.

12. Meetings of the Board.

13. Delegation of powers duties and functions of Board.

14. Powers, duties and functions of the Institute.

15. Appointment of the Director-General, Deputy Director-General and other officers of the Institute.

16. Powers of the Board in regard to appointments to the staff of the Institute.

17. Acts or proceedings of the Board deemed not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

18. Powers, duties and functions of Board.

19. Power of Board to make rules.

20. Power of Board to appoint Committees.

21. Fund of the Institute.

22. Withdrawal and investment of moneys of the Fund.

23. Institute to be exempt from payment of tax.

24. Financial year of the Institute and audit of accounts.

25. Government to make available premises for use of the Institute.

26. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board.

27. No writ to lie against person or property of members of the Board or an officer of the Institute.

28. Dissolution of the Institute.

7 of 1982.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the International Winged Bean (Dambala) Institute and for matters connected therewith or incidental therein.

[Date of Commencement: 5th February, 1982]

1. Short title and date of operation.

This Act may be cited as the International Winged Bean (Dambala) Institute Act.

2. Establishment of the International Winged Bean (Dambala) Institute.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the International Winged Bean (Dambala) Institute (hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”) which shall consist of the persons who are for the time being members of the Board under section 5.

(2) The Institute 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 its corporate name.

3. Principal office of the Institute.

The principal office of the Institute shall be at Kandy: Provided, however, that the Board may, with the concurrence of the Minister, select any other appropriate place in Sri Lanka for the purpose.

4. Objects of the Institute.

The objects of the Institute shall be—

(a) to conduct directly or indirectly all research and related activities necessary for the development and utilisation of the Winged Bean (Dambala) internationally as a source of human food as well as livestock feed of international and economic value;

(b) to promote activities for the training of manpower dedicated to research, training or other activities that will promote the development of the Winged Bean (Dambala) as a commodity of importance to mankind;

(c) to engage in all activities in connection with the storage, spread and utilisation of information relating to the Winged Bean that will contribute to the formulation, growth, utilisation and development of technology relating to the Winged Bean (Dambala);

5. Board of Directors of the Institute.

The affairs of the Institute shall foe administered by a Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) consisting of not more than fifteen members of whom—

(a) two shall be ex-officio members, namely—

(i) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister, and

(ii) the Director-General of the Institute, appointed under paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section 15; and

(b) the others shall be persons who—

(i) are involved in and interested in promoting the development of the Winged Bean (Dambala) and other under utilised plants; or

(ii) appear to have had experience and shown capacity in the sphere of administration finance, law or any other allied sphere of activity.

6. The First Board of Directors of the Institute.

(1) The first Board of Directors (hereinafter referred to as the "First Board”) shall consist of—

(a) nine members appointed by the President, in consultation with the Minister (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed members”), who in addition to the requirements set out in paragraph (b) of section 5, shall be persons who have international standing in relation to the work of any Institute the objects of which are similar to that of the Institute and who may be selected from—

(i) Sri Lanka;

(ii) the developing regions of the world;

(iii) international organisations concerned with under utilised plants;

(iv) organisations providing funds for the Institute; and

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