SILK AND ALLIED PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SILK AND ALLIED PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

2. Establishment of the Silk and Allied Products Development Authority.

3. Constitution of the Authority.

4. Quorum for meeting of the Authority.

5. Authority subject to directions and control by Minister.

6. Term of office of members.

7. Resignation or removal of members.

8. Meetings of the Authority.

9. Presidency at meetings of the Authority.

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

11. Remuneration of members of the Authority.

12. Seal of the Authority.

13. Members to disclose interest in contract proposed to be made by the Authority.

14. Members and employees of the Authority deemed to be public servants.

15. The Authority deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

16. Authority vested with supervision control and administration of its affairs and business.

PART II

FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE AUTHORITY

17. Functions of the Authority.

18. Powers of the Authority.

PART III

FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS OF THE AUTHORITY

19. Capital of the Authority.

20. Financial year of the Authority.

21. Application of provisions of Public Corporations (Financial Control) Act.

PART IV

GENERAL

22. Regulations.

23. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act.

24. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Authority.

25. Protection for action taken under this Law or on the direction of the Authority.

26. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Authority.

27. Offences.

28. Minister's power to mitigate hardship.

29. This Law to prevail over all other written law.

30. Interpretation.

30 of 1975.

A LAW to provide for the development and regulation of sericulture in Sri Lanka; to establish a public authority known as the Silk and Allied Products Development Authority and to regulate its powers and functions and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 28th July, 1975]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Silk and Allied Products Development Law.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SILK AND ALLIED PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

2. Establishment of the Silk and Allied Products Development Authority.

(1) There shall be established an Authority which shall be called the Silk and Allied Products Development Authority (in this Law referred to as the "Authority”).

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

3. Constitution of the Authority.

(1) The Authority shall consist of the following members appointed by the Minister—

(i) a representative of the Ministry charged with the subject of Plan Implementation;

(ii) a representative of the Ministry charged with the subject of Industries and Scientific Affairs;

(iii) a representative of the Ministry charged with the subject of Overseas and Inland Trade;

(iv) a representative of the Ministry charged with the subject of Finance;

(v) the Director of Minor Export Crops Department or his representative; and

(vi) two representatives of the Minister in charge of the subject of Plantation Industry.

(2) The Minister shall designate one of the members of the Authority as the Chairman of the Authority.

4. Quorum for meeting of the Authority.

The quorum for any meeting of the Authority shall be four.

5. Authority subject to directions and control by Minister.

In the exercise, discharge and performance of its powers and functions the Authority shall be subject to direction and control by the Minister.

6. Term of office of members.

Every member shall hold office for a period of five years, unless he is removed from or otherwise vacates, office earlier:

Provided that a member appointed in place of a member who is removed from or otherwise vacates, office shall hold office, unless he is earlier removed from or otherwise vacates office, for the unexpired period of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

7. Resignation or removal of members.

(1) A member may resign office by letter addressed to the Minister,

(2) The Minister may, if he thinks it expedient to do so, remove a member from office without assigning any reason.

(3) Where a member is temporarily unable to discharge the duties of his office on account of ill health, absence from Sri Lanka or any other cause, the Minister may appoint some other person to act as member in his place.

(4) Any member of the Authority shall be eligible for reappointment.

8. Meetings of the Authority.

Subject to the other provisions of this Law, the Authority may regulate its procedure in regard to the meetings of the Authority and the transaction of business at such meetings.

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