SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.

3. General objects of the Institute.

4. Functions of the Institute.

5. General Powers of the Institute.

6. Membership of the Institute.

7. Fee for membership of the Institute.

8. Use of titles.

9. Constitution of the Council.

10. Acts not invalidated by reason of a vacancy.

11. Meetings of the Council.

12. Powers to make rules.

13. Delegation of powers of the Council.

14. General disqualifications.

15. Fund of the Institute.

16. Financial year of Institute.

17. Audit of accounts.

18. Seal of the Institute.

19. Members, officers and employees of the Institute to be deemed public servants.

20. Institute deemed to be Scheduled Institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

21. Prohibition of disclosure of information.

22. Expense incurred by any person to be paid by the Institute.

23. Prohibition of issue of a writ.

24. Offences and penalties.

25. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

33 of 2009.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 12th June, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects Act.

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architect (hereinafter referred to as "the Institute”).

(2) The Institute shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (1), be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue or be sued in such name.

3. General objects of the Institute.

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

(a) to develop the profession of landscape architecture in Sri Lanka to internationally accepted standards;

(b) to provide leadership and guidance to the profession and to facilitate the profession in fulfilling its vital role in the process of sustainable development, conserving and improving the environment, integrating natural systems and applying relevant arts and sciences in service to society.

4. Functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

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

(b) to promote, establish and maintain close relations with the profession worldwide, including the international exchange of knowledge, skills and experience in both educational and professional spheres;

(c) to establish and maintain the highest possible standards of professional practice in planning, designing, development, management and conservation of the landscape, along with other relevant professionals and professional bodies;

(d) to organise, supervise and control the admission and the professional education and training of persons desiring to qualify as landscape architects, to prescribe or approve courses of study for the qualifying examinations for membership of the Institute and to conduct or provide for the conduct of such courses and examinations;

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

(f) to establish, regulate and maintain libraries and benefit schemes for the benefit of members, officers and employees and their dependants.

5. General powers of the Institute.

Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other written law, the Institute shall have power to—

(a) acquire, hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge, sell and exchange or otherwise dispose of any immovable or movable property of the Institute;

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

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