RUBBER RESEARCH ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of Board.

3. Constitution and proceedings of the Board.

3A. The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board.

4. Incorporation and powers and duties of the Board.

5. Approval of regulations and rules.

6. Annual income of the Board.

7. Application of income and other moneys.

8. Accounts, audit and annual report.

9. Protection for members and officers of the Board.

9A. Minister's directions to the Board

9B. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act for the Board.

9C. Exemption from customs duty.

9D. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Board.

10. Saving of rights of the Republic and of certain other rights.

SCHEDULE

10 of 1930,

11 of 1934,

3 of 1936,

58 of 1946,

63 of 1946,

35 of 1976,

27 of 1948,

7 of 1950,

30 of 1951,

50 of 1953,

3 of 1955,

8 of 1957,

52 of 1957,

2 of 1959,

58 of 1961,

4 of 1979,

10 of 1983,

39 of 1987,

28 of 2003.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the establishment of a Rubber Research scheme and for the Incorporation of a Board of Management thereof.

[Date of Commencement: 1st August, 1930]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Rubber Research Ordinance.

2. Establishment of Board.

There shall be established in Sri Lanka a Board, hereinafter called "the Board”, for the purpose of furthering and developing the rubber industry, and of establishing and maintaining a rubber research institution and otherwise managing, conducting, encouraging and promoting scientific research in respect of rubber and all problems connected with the rubber industry, and in particular the growth and cultivation of rubber plants, the prevention and cure of diseases, blights and pests, the processes for the treatment of rubber latex and the conversion of such latex into marketable rubber, and the utilisation, marketing, and disposal of rubber and in general of all products derived from rubber plants.

3. Constitution and proceedings of the Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of—

(a) the following ex-officio members—

(i) the person holding office for the time, being as the Director of the Rubber Research Institute;

(ii) the person holding office for the time being as the Director-General of the. Rubber Development Department:

(iii) the person holding office for the time being as the Chairman of the Planters Association of Ceylon; and

(b) the following nominated members—

(i) a representative of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Plantation Industries, nominated by such Minister;

(ii) a representative of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance, nominated by such Minister;

(iii) two representatives nominated by the Planters Association of Ceylon from amongst persons representing the Plantation Companies;

(iv) a person nominated by the Council for Agricultural Research Policy from amongst persons who have gained eminence in the field of” agricultural science;

(v) two representatives nominated by the Minister from amongst persons representing the rubber small holders;

(vi) a representative of the Colombo Rubber ‘ Traders Association, nominated by the Minister;

(vii) a representative of the Rubber Manufacturers Association, nominated by the Minister;

(viii) a person nominated by the Minister in charge of the subject of Plantation Industries;

(ix) two members nominated by the Minister representing Trade Unions.

For the purposes of this paragraph "Trade Union” shall have the same meaning as in the Trade Union Ordinance.

[S 3(1) subs by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

(2) Every nominated member of the Board shall, unless he vacates office earlier by death, resignation or removal, or for other cause hold office for a term of four years from the date of his appointment and shall unless he has been removed from office, be eligible for reappointment.

[S 3(2) subs by s 2 of Act 39 of 1987: am by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

(3) Where a nominated member, by reason of illness, infirmity or absence from Sri Lanka for a period of not less than three months, is temporarily unable to perform his duties, the Minister may having regard to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) appoint another person to act in his place during such period.

[S 3(3) subs by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

(4) An nominated member of the Board may at any time resign from his office by letter to that effect addressed to the Minister and such resignation shall take effect upon it being accepted by the Minister in writing.

[S 3(4) am by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

(5) The Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, remove any nominated member of the Board from office without assigning any reason therefor. A member in respect of whom an order is made under this subsection, shall be deemed to have vacated office on the date of publication of the Order in the Gazette.

[S 3(5) subs by s 2 of Act 39 of 1987; am by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

(6) In the event of the vacation of office by death, resignation or removal or for other cause by any nominated member of the Board, the Minister having regard to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) appoint any person to succeed such member. Any person appointed in place of such nominated member shall hold office during the unexpired period of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

[S 3(6) subs by s 2 of Act 28 of 2003.]

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