LAKSHMAN KADIRGAMAR INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC STUDIES act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

3. Board of Management of the Institute.

4. Functions of the Institute.

5. Powers of the Institute.

PART II

STAFF OF THE INSTITUTE

6. Executive Director.

7. Appointment of the staff of the Institute.

8. Appointment of Public Officers to Institute.

PART III

FINANCE

9. Fund of the Institute.

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

10A. International Advisory Council.

10B. Appointment of Committees.

10C. Membership of the Institute.

10D. Board to make rules.

10E. Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute to vest in the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

PART IV

GENERAL

11. Directions.

12. Members officers and servants of the Institute deemed to be public servants.

13. The Institute deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

14. Declaration of secrecy.

15. Protection of Action taken under this Act on or on the direction of the Board.

16. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Institute.

16A. Exemption of the Institute from payment of duties.

17. Annual Report.

18. The Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.

19. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

45 of 2000,

32 of 2006.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Am by s 2 of Act 32 of 2006.]

[Date of Commencement: 10th August, 2000]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies Act.

[S 1 am by s 3 of Act 32 of 2006.]

2. Establishment of Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.

There shall be established an Institute to be called Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (hereinafter referred to as "the Institute”). The Institute shall by the name assigned to it by this section, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Board of Management of the Institute.

(1) The Institute shall have a Board of Management (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”) charged with the administration and management of the affairs of the Institute. The Board shall exercise the powers and discharge the functions of the Institute as specified in the Act.

(2) The Board shall consist of the following persons—

(a) the Minister in charge of the subject of Foreign Affairs, who shall be the Chairman;

(b) seven persons to be appointed by the Minister in charge of the subject of Foreign Affairs from among persons who have achieved eminence in the areas of defence, diplomacy, international relations, law, national security, economics, environment and agriculture.

(3) The Minister may, in respect of the first Board of Management, appoint a member of the family of the late Lakshman Kadirgamar. The person appointed as a family member shall serve as a life member of the Board.

(4) In making appointments to the Board, the Minister may, where he deems it is expedient to do so, consult the member of the family of late Lakshman Kadirgamar appointed to the Board in terms of subsection (3).

(5) The provisions of the Schedule of this Act shall apply in relation to the appointment and terms of office of members of the Board, the remuneration payable to such members, the meetings of the Board, and the Seal of the Institute.

[S 3 subs by s 4 of Act 32 of 2006.]

4. Functions of the Institute.

The Institute shall—

(a) function as a multi-disciplinary research Institute—

(i) dedicated to the study of the strategic interests of Sri Lanka, including in particular, defence, national security, law, economics, cultural relations, agriculture and environment and the study of Sri Lanka's international relations; and

(ii) engaged in promoting peace and addressing post conflict issues;

(b) provide information and data to the Government in relation to issues which may be required as a basis for the formulation and structuring of national policies relating to international relations and strategic studies, including information relating to defence, national security, law, economics, cultural relations, agriculture and environment;

(c) promote and assist research in strategic studies and international relations in so far as the same are connected to Sri Lanka, and facilitate the training of personnel who undertake such research and studies;

(d) provide a forum for discussion, analysis and evaluation of research in strategic studies and international relations in so far as the same are connected to Sri Lanka, and facilitate the carrying out of joint studies, seminars and workshops on such subjects both within the region and internationally;

(e) establish a repository of information including a library dedicated to strategic studies and international relations and facilitate the availability of relevant and reliable information in relation thereto;

(f) publish journals and articles on matters falling within the purview of the Institute;

(g) maintain relationships and affiliations with individuals, associations, governmental and non-governmental institutions with similar objects in Sri Lanka as well as in other countries;

(h) conduct training programmes on diplomacy, international relations and any other related area which the Board considers appropriate;

(i) do such other acts and things as may be necessary in the performance of the functions of the Institute.

[S 4 subs by s 5 of Act 32 of 2006.]

5. Powers of the Institute.

For the purpose of effectually discharging its' functions, the Institute shall have the power—

(a) to acquire and hold, any property movable or immovable, and to sell, lease, mortgage, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same;

(aa) to raise or borrow money for the purpose of the Institute on any security or otherwise and to secure or discharge any debt or obligation of the Institute in such manner as may be deemed fit by the Board;

[S 5(aa) ins by s 6 of Act 32 of 2006.]

(b) to open and maintain, current, savings or deposit accounts, in any bank or banks;

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