NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF SRI LANKA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers and functions of the Corporation.

5. Rules of the Corporation.

6. Debts due by and payable to the Academy.

7. Seal of the Corporation.

8. Limit of liability on Fellows of Corporation.

9. Disposal of property of the Corporation left after the payment of debts upon dissolution of the Corporation.

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

SCHEDULE

66 of 1988.

AN ACT to incorporate the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 17th December, 1988]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka.

From, and after the date of commencement of this Act, the persons as now are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as "the Academy”) and whose names appear in the Schedule hereto and such other persons as shall hereafter be admitted Fellows of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a body corporate with perpetual succession under the name and style of the "National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka” (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to promote, advance, declare and disseminate scientific knowledge;

(b) to establish and maintain standards of scientific endeavour and achievement in the sciences in Sri Lanka, and to recognise outstanding contributions to the advancement, of science;

(c) to act as an independent consultative body to the Government, to undertake and direct research when necessary, to take cognizance of and report on issues in which scientific and technological considerations are paramount to the national interest, to advise on activities related to the applications of science and technology in national development, and to report on the utilisation of worldwide scientific achievements for the development of Sri Lanka;

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