SPORTS LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of a National sports Council.

3. Appointment of Director of Sports and other officers.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL, DISTRICT SPORTS COMMITTEES, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS COACHES AND TECHNICAL OFFICERS AND A NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SRI LANKA

4. Establishment of National Sports Council.

5. Functions and duties of the Council.

6. Rules.

7. Vacation of office, removal of members of the Council.

8. Disqualifications.

9. Member eligible for reappointment.

10. Appointment eligible for member.

11. Establishment of District Sports Committees.

12. Functions and duties of District Sports Committees.

13. Rules of District Sports Committees.

14. Vacation of office of members.

15. Reappointment of members.

16. Acting members.

17. Disqualifications for serving as a member of a District Sports Committee.

17A. Establishment of National Association of Sports Coaches and Technical Officers.

18. Establishment of National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka.

18A. Term of office of Members of Committee.

19. Functions of the Committee.

20. Rules of the Committee.

21. Disqualifications.

21A. Accounts and Audit.

PART II

ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE NATIONAL SPORTS FUND

22. Establishment of the National Sports Fund.

23. Payments into the Fund.

24. Donations of movable and immovable property.

25. Administration of the Fund.

26. Report of the Fund.

27. Payments out of the Fund.

PART III

REGISTRATION AND SUPERVISION OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF SPORTS

28. Naming a sport or group of sports.

29. Registration of National Associations of Sports.

30. Appeals against decisions and actions of National Associations of Sports.

31. Procedure for registration, composition, constitution, duties, powers and functions of National Associations of Sports.

32. Refusal, suspension and cancellation of registrations of National Associations of Sports.

33. Interim arrangements.

34. Dissolution of National Associations of sports.

35. Power to revoke Orders of dissolution.

PART IV

ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SPORTS SCIENCE

36. Establishment of a National Institute of Sports Science.

37. National Institute of Sports Science.

38. Power of Minister to provide facilities, regulate discipline in National Institute of Sports Science.

PART V

GENERAL

39. Powers of the Minister.

40. Power of Minister to control participants in sports representing Sri Lanka.

41. Power to make regulations.

42. Remuneration.

43. Interpretation.

25 of 1973,

47 of 1993,

10 of 1998,

33 of 2005.

A LAW to provide for the establishment of the National Sports Council, District Sports Committees, the National Association of Sports Coaches and Technical Officers and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka; for the establishment of a Sports Fund; for the regulation and supervision of National Associations of Sports; for the establishment of schools of a National Institute of Sports Science; and to provide or all matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Subs by s 2 of Act 47 of 1993; Am by s 2 of Act 10 of 1998.]

[Date of Commencement: 10th August, 1973]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Sports Law.

2. Establishment of a National sports Council.

For the purposes set out in this Law, there may be established in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this Law—

(a) a National Sports Council;

(b) such number of District Sports Committees as the Minister may determine;

(bb) a National Association of Sports Coaches and Technical Officers;

[S 2(bb) ins by s 3 of Act 47 of 1993.]

(c) a National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka;

(d) a Fund called the National Sports Fund; and

(e) A National Institute of Sports Science and such number of affiliated institutes as the Minister may determine.

[S 2(e) subs by s 3 of Act 10 of 1998.]

3. Appointment of Director of Sports and other officers.

(1) There shall be appointed a Director of Sports, who shall be responsible for the due performance of the duties and functions assigned to him as the Director of Sports by the Minister under this Law.

(2) There may be appointed one or more Assistant Directors of Sports and such other officers as may from time to time be required for the purposes of this Law.

(3) All officers appointed under subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.

(4) No suit shall lie against any public officer acting under this Law for anything done or omitted to be done by him in good faith.

(5) In the exercise of their powers and the carrying out of their duties and functions, all officers appointed under this section shall comply with any general or special directions issued by the Minister or by the Secretary to the Ministry.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL SPORTS COUNCIL, DISTRICT SPORTS COMMITTEES, A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS COACHES AND TECHNICAL OFFICERS AND A NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF SRI LANKA

[Am by s 4 of Act 47 of 1993.]

4. Establishment of National Sports Council.

(1) There shall be established a Council called "The National Sports Council”, hereinafter referred to as "the Council”, to advise the Minister on matters connected with the promotion, development and control of sports in Sri Lanka.

(2) The Council shall consist of—

(a) a Chairman and twelve other members appointed by the Minister;

(b) the Director of Sports; and

(c) a Secretary appointed by the Minister.

(3) A member appointed to the Council shall cease to hold office in any National Association of Sports or other sports body or organisation in Sri Lanka during the continuance of his membership.

5. Functions and duties of the Council.

Subject to the provisions of this Law, the functioning and duties of the Council and the quorum for meetings of the Council shall be prescribed by regulations.

6. Rules.

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