ORPHANAGES ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Orphanages to be registered.

3. Prohibition of establishment of new orphanages before appointed date.

4. Registrar of orphanages.

5. Inspectors of orphanages.

6. Applications for registration.

7. Issue of certificate of registration.

8. Visitors.

9. Returns and information.

10. Inspection of orphanages.

11. Service of directions on Manager of orphanage.

12. Order of cancellation of certificate of registration.

13. Effect of cancellation of certificate of registration.

14. Children's Home.

15. Duties of warden of Children's Home.

16. Maintenance grant for orphanages.

17. Regulations.

18. Offences and penalties.

19. Interpretation.

20. Application of Ordinance to orphanages maintained or aided by poor relief authorities.

21. Savings.

22 of 1941,

45 of 1946.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the registration and control of orphanages and other institutions for the boarding, care and maintenance of orphans and deserted children, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

[Date of Commencement: 11th July, 1941.]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Orphanages Ordinance.

2. Orphanages to be registered.

On and after the appointed date no orphanage shall be established or maintained unless that orphanage has been registered under this Ordinance as hereinafter provided.

3. Prohibition of establishment of new orphanages before appointed date.

No new orphanage shall be established at any time during the period beginning on the 11th day of July, 1941, and ending on the appointed date:

Provided that nothing in the preceding provisions of this section shall be deemed to prohibit the maintenance, during that period, of any orphanage established prior to the 11th day of July, 1941.

4. Registrar of orphanages.

(1) For the purposes of this Ordinance, there may be appointed a person, by name or by office, to be or to act as a Registrar of orphanages for the whole of Sri Lanka or for any specified area in Sri Lanka.

(2) No Registrar shall exercise or discharge any power or function vested in or assigned to him by or under this Ordinance in respect of any orphanage situated outside the area for which he is appointed.

(3) Where a Registrar of orphanages is appointed for the whole of Sri Lanka, any reference in this Ordinance to the Registrar appointed for any area shall be deemed to be a reference to the Registrar of orphanages appointed for the whole of Sri Lanka.

5. Inspectors of orphanages.

(1) There may be appointed a person, by name or by office, to be or to act as an inspector of orphanages for the purposes of this Ordinance.

(2) An Inspector of orphanages shall, in the exercise, discharge and performance in any area of the powers, functions and duties vested in, assigned to or imposed on him by or under this Ordinance, be subject to the general direction and control of the Registrar of orphanages appointed for that area.

6. Applications for registration.

(1) Every application for the registration of an orphanage shall—

(a) be made to the Registrar appointed for the area in which the orphanage is situated;

(b) be in the prescribed form and contain the prescribed particulars; and

(c) be signed by the Manager of the orphanage.

(2) Every Registrar shall submit every application received under subsection (1), together with his report thereon, to the Minister, and the Minister may make order granting or refusing the application. The decision of the Minister on any such application shall be final.

(3) An application for the registration of an orphanage may be refused—

(a) if the Minister is satisfied that adequate provision has not been made to secure that sufficient funds will be available for the proper administration of the orphanage;

(b) if the Minister is satisfied that adequate provision has not been made for the proper training, education, accommodation, care or maintenance of orphans or deserted children in the orphanage;

(c) if the Manager or any other person employed in the orphanage, whether for remuneration or otherwise or whether on the staff of the orphanage or as a servant therein, or in any other capacity, has been convicted of any offence, or is of such repute or character as, in the opinion of the Minister, renders him unfit to be employed in any orphanage, or to be entrusted with any control over, or any duties in connection with, any orphan or deserted child; or

(d) in such other circumstances as may be prescribed.

7. Issue of certificate of registration.

(1) Where an order has been made under section 6 for the registration of an orphanage, the Registrar appointed for the area in which the orphanage is situated shall issue to the Manager of that orphanage a certificate of registration which shall be in the prescribed form and shall, unless previously surrendered to the Registrar, continue in force until it is cancelled as hereinafter provided.

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