SRI LANKA CHAMBER OF SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES (INCORPORATION) Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Corporation

5. Council of Management.

6. Register of members.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Sums due by and payable to the Chamber to be paid to the Corporation.

9. Application of income and payable of the Corporation.

10. Limit of liability of members.

11. How the seal of the Corporation is to be affixed.

12. Savings or the rights of the Republic and others.

43 of 1981,

1 of 2010.

AN ACT to incorporate the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries.

[Am by s 2 of Act 1 of 2010.]

[Date of Commencement: 2nd July, 1981]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (Incorporation) Act.

[S 1 am by s 2 of Act 1 of 2010.]

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (hereinafter referred to as "the Chamber”), or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate, (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the style and name of "The Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries”, and by that name shall and may sue and be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

The general objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to foster and promote the small and medium scale industrial sector in Sri Lanka with a view to promoting the growth of the national economy.

[S 3(a) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(b) to co-ordinate and assist the Government and the relevant Government institutions in the formulation of policies relating to the industrial sector.

[S 3(b) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(c) to facilitate the non-governmental organisations to assist the small and medium scale industrial sector;

[S 3(c) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(d) to advise and assist members on how to gain infrastructure facilities and other necessary assistance, for the development of industrial ventures;

[S 3(d) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(e) to sponsor the members to participate in conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions and buyer seller meetings;

[S 3(e) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(f) to organise seminars, workshops and training programmes for the members with a view to improving their entrepreneurial capacities and industrial skills;

[S 3(f) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(g) to promote and develop the use of available manufacturing capacity and facilities and to enhance production capabilities to meet export requirements and to expand and develop the sub-contracting exchange;

[S 3(g) ins by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(h) to promote, foster and protect the commerce of Sri Lanka by collecting all statistics concerning the sale, purchase or shipment of produce, and manufactured products or prepared products and goods, as between members of the Corporation, and by seeking redress of grievances;

[S 3(a) re-lettered as s 3(h) by s 3 of Act 1 of 2010.]

(i) to encourage, extend, disseminate and promote knowledge and exchange of information and ideas in regard to all commercial questions or matters connected therewith, and to provide a central Organisation to train, assist and advise its members

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