RanaViru Seva Authority acT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Rana Viru Seva Authority.

3. Administration of the affairs of the Authority vested in a Board of Management.

4. Functions of the Authority.

5. Powers of the Board.

6. Registers.

7. Staff of the Authority.

8. Fund of the Authority.

9. Financial year and audit of accounts.

10. Exemption from certain taxes.

11. Members, officers and servants of the Authority deemed to be public servants.

12. Authority to be a Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

13. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Authority.

14. State property to be made available to the Authority.

15. Annual Report.

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

17. Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

54 of 1999,

7 of 2009,

20 of 2012.

AN ACT to establish an authority to promote the welfare of disabled members of the armed forces and the police force, and of the dependents of members of the armed forces and the police force, killed or missing in action; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd December, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Rana Viru Seva Authority Act.

2. Establishment of the Rana Viru Seva Authority.

(1) There shall be established an Authority to be called The Rana Viru Seva Authority (hereinafter referred to as the "Authority”).

(2) The Authority shall, by the name assigned to it by
subsection (1), be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Administration of the affairs of the Authority vested in a Board of Management.

(1) The administration and management of the affairs of the Authority shall be vested in a Board of Management (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) consisting of the following members appointed by the President—

(a) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Defence or a representative of that Ministry nominated by such Secretary:

(b) Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army;

[S 3(1)(b) subs by s 2 of Act 20 of 2012.]

(c) Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy;

[S 3(1)(c) subs by s 2 of Act 20 of 2012.]

(d) Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Air Force;

[S 3(1)(d) subs by s 2 of Act 20 of 2012.]

(e) Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Welfare;

(f) a representative from the General Treasury, nominated by the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance; and

(g) five other members appointed by the President. (A member appointed under this paragraph is hereinafter referred to as an "appointed member”).

[S 3(1) subs by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009.]

(h) .

[S3(1)(h) rep by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009.]

(i) .

[S 3(1)(i) rep by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009.]

(j) .

[S 3(1)(j) rep by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009.]

(1A) The Chairpersons of Seva Vanitha Units that are functioning under the Ministry of Defence could participate at meetings of the Board of Management of the Rana Viru Seva Authority as observers.

[S 3(1A) ins by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009.]

(2) Two of the members, appointed under paragraph (g) of subsection (1) shall be appointed by the President as the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Board respectively.

[S 3 (2) subs by s 2 of Act 7 of 2009]

(3) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the term of office of the appointed members of the Board, the remuneration payable to the members of the Board and the meetings and seal of the Board.

4. Functions of the Authority.

The functions of the Authority shall be—

(a) to provide for the after care and rehabilitation of members of the Armed Forces and the Police Force who have become disabled in action;

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