NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE EDUCATION
AND TRAINING ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

National Institute of Language Education and Training

2. Establishment of National Institute of Language Education and Training.

3. Board of Management.

4. Objects of the Institute.

5. The functions of the Institute.

6. Powers of the Institute.

7. Academic Board.

8. Powers of the Academic Board.

PART II

Staff of the Institute

9. Director-General of the Institute.

10. Appointment of the staff of the Institute.

11. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Institute.

PART III

Finance

12. Fund of the Institute.

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

PART IV

General

14. Delegation of powers of the Board to the Chairman of the Board.

15. Advisory Council.

16. Power of the Board to appoint standing committees or ad-hoc committees.

17. Directions to the Board.

18. Members, officers and servants of the Board deemed to be public officers.

19. Institute deemed to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

20. Declaration of secretacy.

21. Regulations.

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

23. Annual report.

24. Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.

25. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

26 of 2007.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the National Institute of Language Education and Training and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 13th July, 2007]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Institute of Language Education and Training Act.

PART I

National Institute of Language Education and Training

2. Establishment of National Institute of Language Education and Training.

There shall be established an Institute to be called the National Institute of Language Education and Training (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.

(1) The administration and management of the affairs of the Institute shall be vested in a Board of Management (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”) consisting of such members as hereinafter provided.

(2) The Board shall consist of—

(a) the following ex-officio members appointed by the Minister—

(i) the person for the time being holding the office of Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education;

(ii) the person for the time being holding the office of Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Public Administration;

(iii) the person for the time being holding the office of Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance; and

(iv) the person for the time being holding the office of Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Constitutional Affairs and National Integration; and

(b) five other members appointed by the Minister from among persons who have had experience and have shown capacity in the fields of languages, literature and education and management.

(3) The Minister shall appoint a Chairman of the Board from among the members of the Board.

(4) The provisions of the Schedule to 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.

4. Objects of the Institute.

The objects for which the Institute is established shall be to serve as an Institute that shall generate—

(a) competent teachers to teach Sinhala, Tamil and English to those who are desirous of acquiring such knowledge;

(b) competent translators and interpreters in the Sinhala, Tamil, and English languages who shall constitute the National Translators Service and the National Interpreters Service to be established by written law;

(c) qualified trainers to train language teachers, translators and interpreters in the Sinhala, Tamil and English Languages;

(d) trained persons with trilingual capabilities for the efficient provision of services to the public.

5. The functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to provide extensive training in the Sinhala, Tamil and English languages so as to make available persons competent to teach Sinhala, Tamil and English to persons who are desirous of acquiring such knowledge;

(b) to conduct research and studies on issues relating to language training, with a view to utilising the results of such research and studies for the effective functioning of the Institute;

(c) to provide training and education to suitable persons in languages and to award certificates and diplomas to successful candidates on completion of such training and education;

(d) to build up a body of trained personnel equipped to undertake the teaching of languages;

(e) to establish a repository of information on matters relating to languages;

(f) to conduct specified language courses in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages for special categories of person such as interpreters, translators and stenographers; and

(g) to undertake, assist, and promote linguistic research activities in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and foreign languages and where it appears to be necessary make recommendation to the relevant authorities on the improvements and changes to be made to the Sinhala, Tamil and English languages.

6. Powers of the Institute.

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

(a) to accept and receive grants, donations, gifts, bequests both movable and immovable, from domestic and foreign sources, and to apply them to the promotion of its aims and objects;

(b) to acquire and hold property, movable or immovable, which may vest in it by virtue of any purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise and subject to the rules of the Institute, to sell, assign, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same;

(c) to enter into agreements for co-operation with educational and other institutions, whether in Sri Lanka or abroad, having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute, for the exchange of personnel, advisory services, research, the training of personnel or generally, for such purposes as may be conducive to the objects of the Institute;

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