SRI LANKA COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH POLICY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH POLICY

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy.

3. The Council to be a body corporate.

4. Members of the Council.

5. Disqualification to be a member.

6. Term of office of members.

7. Chairman of the council.

8. Acts proceedings of Council deemed not invalid by reason of any vacancy defect in the appointment of any member.

9. Seal of the council.

10. Functions of the Council.

11. Powers of the Council.

PART II

STAFF OF THE COUNCIL

12. The Secretary of the Council.

13. Functions of the Secretary.

14. Staff of the council.

15. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Council.

PART III

FINANCE

16. Fund of the Council.

17. Exemption from customs duty.

18. Financial year and the audit of accounts of the Council.

PART IV

GENERAL

19. Meetings of the Council.

20. Directions of the Minister.

21. Members officers and servants of the Council deemed to be public servants.

22. The Council deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

23. Protection for action taken under this Act or direction of the Council.

24. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the council.

25. Powers of Council to make rules.

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

27. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Council.

28. Returns and information.

29. Council to submit a report of its activities.

30. Offences and penalties.

31. Interpretation.

47 of 1987.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 9th December, 1987]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy Act.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA COUNCIL FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH POLICY

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research Policy.

There shall be established, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, a Council which shall be called the "Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy” (hereinafter referred to as the ”Council”)

3. The Council to be a body corporate.

The Council shall, by the name assigned to it by section 2, be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

4. Members of the Council.

(1) The Council shall consist of not more than fourteen members appointed by the Minister as follows—

(a) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of agricultural research or any subject connected with agricultural research with the concurrence, if such subject has been assigned to any other Minister, of such Minister;

(b) a representative of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance and Planning, in consultation with that Minister;

(c) a representative of the Natural Resources, Energy and Science Authority established by the Natural Resources, Energy and Science Authority Act, No. 78 of 1981, in consultation with the Director General of that Authority;

(d) a person who is a director of an agricultural research institution or is responsible for agricultural research work of ail agricultural research institution connected with perennial crops;

(e) a person who is a director of an agricultural research institution or is responsible for agricultural research work of an agricultural research institution connected with annual crops;

(f) a person who is a director of a research institution or is responsible for research work of a research institution connected with livestock production;

(g) a person who is a director of a research institution or is responsible for research work of a research institution connected with forestry;

(h) a person who is a director of a research institution or is responsible for research work of a research institution connected with fisheries;

(i) a representative of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce incorporated under Ordinance No. 10 of 1895, in consultation with its governing body;

(j) a person to represent small holders, in consultation with the Minister in charge of the subject of State Plantations;

(k) a person to represent the Janatha Estates Development Board and the State Plantations Corporation, in consultation with the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject or Janatha Estates, Development and the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of State Plantations;

(l) a person who has distinguished himself in agricultural research in the Universities, in consultation with the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Higher Education;

(m) a person who has distinguished himself in scientific research and management, on the recommendation of the Council; and

(n) the Secretary of the Council.

(2) The appointment of members to the Council in terms of paragraphs (d) and (e) of subsection (1) of this section shall be made on the results of an election to be held among each group of directors and other persons referred to in each such paragraph in accordance with rules that shall be made by the Council.

5. Disqualification to be a member.

A person shall be disqualified from being appointed or continuing as a member of the Council—

(a) if he is a Member of Parliament, or a member of any local authority; or

(b) if he is not, or ceases to be, a citizen of Sri Lanka;

(c) if he is serving or has served a sentence of imprisonment imposed by any court in Sri Lanka or any other country.

6. Term of office of members.

(1) Every member of the Council other than the Secretary of the Council shall hold office for a period of three years unless he earlier vacates office by death, resignation or removal.

(2) Every member, other, than a member who is removed under subsection (3), is eligible for, re-appointment but in no case shall a member be appointed to serve three consecutive terms.

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