NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF SRI LANKA ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title and date of operation.

PART I

Establishment of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka

2. Establishment of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka.

3. Objectives of the Council.

4. Constitution of the Council.

5. Council to exercise its powers under the directions of the Minister.

6. Disqualification for membership of the Council.

7. Ex officio members.

8. Provisions relating to appointed members.

9. Term of office etc. of the Chairman.

10. Acts or proceedings of the Council not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

11. Remuneration &c. of members of the Council.

12. Meetings of the Council.

13. The seal of the Council.

PART II

Powers and Functions of the Council

14. The functions of the Council.

15. Powers of the Council.

PART III

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer and the Staff of the Council

16. The Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

17. Appointment &c. of the staff of the Council.

PART IV

Finance

18. Fund of the Council.

19. Audit of accounts of the Council.

PART V

General

20. Annual report.

21. Compulsory acquisition of land for the Council.

22. Protection of members and officers of the Council from suit or prosecution.

23. Interference or exercise of undue influence etc, to be an offence.

24. Officers and servants of the Council deemed to be public servants.

25. Council deemed to be a scheduled institution for the purposes of the Bribery Act.

26. Rules.

27. Savings.

28. Interpretation.

29. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

11 of 2016.

An act to provide for the establishment of a council to be called and known as the national research council of Sri Lanka for the purpose of fostering and sustaining a science and technology research culture and community in Sri Lanka and facilitating research programmes that will contribute to the national development agenda, and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: Not yet in force]

1. Short title and date of operation.

This Act may be cited as the National Research Council of Sri Lanka Act, No. 11 of 2016, and shall come into operation on such date (hereinafter referred to as the “appointed date”) as the Minister may appoint by order published in the Gazette.

PART I

Establishment of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka

2. Establishment of the National Research Council of Sri Lanka.

(1) There shall be established a Council which shall be called the National Research Council of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the “Council”).

(2) The Council 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. Objectives of the Council.

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