NATIONAL LOTTERIES BOARD act

Arrangement of Sections

PART I

1. Short title.

2. National Lotteries Board to be established.

3. Constitution of the Board.

4. Remuneration of members of the Board.

5. Appointment of officers and servants.

6. Property, contracts and expenditure of the Board.

7. Board to be subject to directions of Minister.

8. Fund of the Board.

9. Power of Minister to grant a loan to the Board.

10. Audit of Accounts.

11. Power to make rules.

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

13. National lotteries.

13A. Terms and conditions of licence issued under section 14.

14. National lotteries not to be in connection with horse-races.

15. Prizes in national lotteries.

16. Proceeds of national lotteries.

17. Repealed.

18. Application of Lotteries Ordinance.

19. Rules.

20. Offences.

21. Offences to be cognizable offences.

22. Interpretation.

23. Repeal of Hospitals Lotteries Act.

24. Transitory provisions.

25. Transfer of officers and servants.

11 of 1963,

35 of 1997,

22 of 1998.

1386-18-2005

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a National Lotteries Board and the conduct of national lotteries, for the repeal of the Hospitals Lotteries Act, and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement 10th January, 1964]

Part I

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the National Lotteries Board Act1.

2. National Lotteries Board to be established.

(1) A Board to be called the National Lotteries Board, hereinafter in this Act referred to as "the Board”, shall be established for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Board shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may by its name sue and be sued.

3. Constitution of the Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of not more than five members appointed by the Minister.

(2) The Minister shall appoint one of the members of the Board to be the Chairman of the Board.

(3) The Minister may, if he thinks it expedient to do so, remove, by Order published in the Gazette, any member of the Board from office without reason stated.

(4) A member of the Board in respect of whom an Order under subsection (3) of this section is made by the Minister shall vacate his office on the date of the publication of such Order in the Gazette.

(5) A member of the Board may at any time resign his office by letter addressed to the Minister.

(6) If the Chairman or any other member of the Board is temporarily unable to discharge the duties of his office on account of ill health or absence from Sri Lanka or any other cause, the Minister may appoint some other person to act in his place as the Chairman, or as a member, of the Board, as the case may be.

(7) Every member of the Board shall, unless he earlier vacates office by resignation or removal, hold office for a period of five years. Any member of the Board who vacates office by effluxion of time shall be eligible for reappointment.

(8) No act or proceeding of the Board shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy among its members or any defect in the appointment of any of its members.

4. Remuneration of members of the Board.

The members of the Board may be remunerated in such manner and at such rates as may be determined by the Minister. The remuneration, if any, shall be paid out of the Fund of the Board.

5. Appointment of officers and servants.

(1) The staff necessary for the discharge of the Board's duties under this Act shall be determined by the Board, and every appointment to such staff shall be made by the Board.

(2) The officers and servants of the Board shall be remunerated in such manner and at such rates, and shall be subject to such conditions of service as may be determined by rules made under this Act. Such remuneration shall be paid out of the Fund of the Board.

(3) The Board may, in accordance with rules made under this Act, establish and maintain a provident fund for the benefit of its officers and servants, make contributions out of its Fund to such provident fund, regulate the management and investment thereof, and fix the contributions to be made thereto by, and the payments to be made therefrom to, or in respect of, such officers and servants.

6. Property, contracts and expenditure of the Board.

(1) The Board may acquire, hold and dispose of any movable and immovable property, and enter into contracts and otherwise do all such acts as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(2) All sums payable by the Board under any contract entered into by the Board or in respect of any movable or immovable property acquired or held by the Board shall be paid out of the Fund of the Board. All sums received by the Board under any such contract or in respect of any such property shall be paid to the Fund of the Board.

(3) All sums payable by the Board for the purpose of defraying any expenditure incurred in the management of the affairs or the transaction of the business of the Board, or the exercise of the powers or the performance of the duties of the Board under this Act, shall be paid out of the Fund of the Board.

7. Board to be subject to directions of Minister.

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