REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS (SPECIAL PROVISIONS) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Internally displaced persons eligible to be registered.

3. List of Claims.

4. Supplementary Register.

5. Offences.

6. Period of operation of the Act and extension thereof.

7. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

8. Interpretation.

27 of 2013.

AN ACT to make Special Provision to exempt internally displaced persons from certain requirements of the Registration of Electors act, no. 44 of 1980; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 20th June, 2013]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Registration of Electors (Special Provisions) Act, No. 27 of 2013.

2. Internally displaced persons eligible to be registered.

(1) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Registration of Electors Act, No. 44 of 1980, any citizen of Sri Lanka—

(a) who is or had been an internally displaced person;

(b) whose name appeared in the register of electors for any electoral district in the Northern Province or Eastern Province for any year, until the end of the year 2009; and

(c) whose name has not been entered in any register in operation subsequent to the year 2009, shall on proof of the matters specified in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) and on production of a certificate issued by the Grama Niladhari of the area in which he is presently residing, to the effect that he is or he had been an internally displaced person, be entitled to apply to the registering officer of the electoral district within which he was permanently resident prior to May 18, 2009, to be registered in the register of electors of such electoral district.

(2) The application referred to in subsection (1), shall be made on or before the date specified by the Commissioner of Elections by notice published in the Gazette.

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