SRI LANKA COUNCIL OF ARCHAEOLOGISTS (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Council.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Council.

5. Board of Governors.

6. Power to make rules.

7. Membership of the council.

8. Disqualification of membership and disciplinary powers and procedure.

9. Code of professional conduct.

10. Officers and servants of the Council.

11. Audit and accounts.

12. Auditor-General statement and report to be placed before Parliament.

13. Use of titles.

14. Penalty.

15. Common Seal.

16. Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

4 of 1992.

AN ACT to incorporate the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists.

[Date of Commencement: 26th February, 1992]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Council.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, all founder members of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists shall hereafter be admitted as corporate members of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists hereby constituted and incorporated, shall (so long as they continue to be corporate members of the said Council) be members of, and form, a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Council”), with perpetual succession and a common seal, under the name of ”The Sri Lanka Council of Archeologists” and by that name the Council shall and may sue and be sued. The Council stall have full power and authority to have and use such seal, and alter, the same from time to time, at its discretion, and shall have power to do all other acts and things incidental to or appertaining to a body corporate.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

The general objects for which the Council is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to promote and advance the study, practice and application of and research in. archaeology and related subjects and the arts and sciences connected therewith;

(b) to organise, supervise and control, the admission and the professional education, and training, of persons desiring to qualify as archaeologists, to prescribe or approve: courses of study for the qualifying examinations for membership of the Council, and to conduct or provide for the conduct of such courses and examinations;

(c) to prescribe the qualifications and disqualification for membership of the Council, and the standards of professional conduct for members of the Council and to secure the maintenance thereof;

(d) to protect and promote the interests, status, welfare rights and privileges of the profession of archaeologists in Sri Lanka, and the interests of the public in relation to that profession and of persons desiring to qualify as archaeologists;

(e) to establish and maintain, a documentation centre, laboratories, museums, libraries and other such services specialising in archaeology and related subjects;

(f) to establish and maintain, pension and provident funds and benefits schemes for members, officers and servants and their dependants, and to grant assistance, financial or otherwise, to societies of students.

(g) to carry out such acts as are necessary for, or incidental or conducive, to, the attainment of the aforesaid objects.

4. Powers of the Council.

The Council shall have the power—

(a) to acquire hold take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge, sell, exchange, or otherwise alienate, encumber or dispose of, any immovable or movable property for the purpose of the Council;

(b) to enter into and perform or carry out, whether directly or through any officer or agent authorised in that behalf by the Council, all such contracts or agreements as may be necessary for the attainment of the objects or exercise of the powers of the Council;

(c) to invest its funds, and to maintain current, deposit and savings accounts in any bank or banks;

(d) to advance or lend, and to borrow, money for the purposes of the Council in such manner and upon such security as the Council may think fit:

(e) to levy fees, subscriptions and contributions in respect of membership, admission to membership, and admission to courses and examinations conducted by the Council;

(f) to prescribe the terms and conditions of, and to supervise, control and regulate, the training, of persons desiring to qualify as archaeologists;

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