SRI LANKA FRUIT BOARD LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA FRUIT BOARD

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Fruit Board.

3. The Board to be a body corporate.

4. Members of the Board.

5. Term of office of members.

6. Power of Minister to remove from office a member.

7. Resignation of members.

8. Eligibility for reappointment as member.

9. Acts or Proceedings of deemed not to invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in the appointment of a member.

10. Remuneration of members.

11. Chairman of the Board.

12. Meetings of the Board.

13. Seal of the Board.

14. Officers and servants of the Board deemed to be public servants.

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

PART II

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD

16. Powers and function of the Board.

17. Board may give directions.

18. Board to authorise establishment of plant or factory.

19. Powers of inspection by the Board.

20. Board may request information.

21. Board may establish agencies.

22. Fruit cess.

23. Certificate of quality.

PART III

FINANCE AND STAFF OF THE BOARD

24. Fund of the Board.

25. Application of the provisions of the Public Corporations (Financial Control) Act.

26. Financial year of the Board.

27. Staff of the Board.

28. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Board.

PART IV

GENERAL

29. Regulations.

30. Acquisition of immovable property under the land Acquisition Act by the Board.

31. Special grant or lease of State property to the Board.

32. Protection for action taken under this Law or on the direction of the Board.

33. Minister's power to mitigate hardship.

34. Offences.

35. Interpretation.

30 of 1973.

A LAW to provide for the establishment of the Sri Lanka Fruit Board to make provision for the co-ordination of the fruit industry and for the production, marketing and exportation of the products of the fruit industry.

[Date of Commencement: 6th August, 1973]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Sri Lanka Fruit Board Law.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA
FRUIT BOARD

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Fruit Board.

There shall be established, in accordance with the provisions of this Law, a Board which shall be called and known as the Sri Lanka Fruit Board, hereinafter referred to as "the Board”.

3. The Board to be a body corporate.

(1) The Board shall be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.

(2) The Board shall have the power to acquire, hold, take or give on lease, mortgage or hire or set or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property.

4. Members of the Board.

(1) The Board shall consist of the following members—

(a) two ex officio members, namely—

(i) the Commissioner of Marketing Development; and

(ii) the Commissioner of Co-operative Development;

(b) five nominated members, nominated as follows—

(i) one member nominated by the Minister in consultation with the Minister incharge of the subject of Trade, from among the officers of that Minister's Ministry;

(ii) one member nominated by the Minister in consultation with the Minister incharge of the subject of Planning from among the officers of that Minister's Ministry;

(iii) one member nominated by the Minister in consultation with the Minister incharge of the subject of Agriculture from among the officers of that Minister's Ministry;

(iv) one member nominated by the Minister in consultation with the Minister incharge of the subject of Plantations from among the officers of that Minister's Ministry;

(v) one member nominated by the Minister in consultation with the Minister incharge of the subject of Industries from among the officers of that Minister's Ministry;

(2) A person shall be disqualified for appointment or for continuing as a member of the Board—

(a) if he is a Member of Parliament; or

(b) if he, directly or indirectly, by himself or by any other person on his behalf holds or enjoys any right or benefit under any contract made by or on behalf of the Board; or

(c) if he has any financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially the discharge by him of his functions as a member.

(3) —

(a) Where a member nominated under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) dies or resigns or is removed from office, the Minister may, having regard to that paragraph of that subsection, nominate any fit person to act in his place.

(b) Any member nominated under paragraph (a) of this subsection, unless he earlier resigns or vacates his office by death or removal, shall hold office for the unexpired part of the term of office of the member whom he succeeds.

(4) Where a member nominated under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) is by reason of illness or other infirmity or absence from Sri Lanka temporarily unable to perform the duties of his office, the Minister may, having regard to the provisions of that paragraph, appoint any person to act in his place.

5. Term of office of members.

(1) Every member nominated under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 4 shall, unless he vacates office earlier by death, resignation or removal, hold office for a period of three years.

(2) Every ex officio member shall hold office so long as he holds the post by virtue of which he was appointed a member.

6. Power of Minister to remove from office a member.

(1) The Minister may, if he considers it expedient to do so, remove, by Order published in the Gazette, any member nominated under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 4.

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