SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title and date of operation.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance.

3. Functions of the Institute.

4. Powers of the Institute.

5. Establishment and constitution of the Governing Council.

6. Power of the Minister to remove from office an appointed member of the Council.

7. Resignation of appointed members of the Council.

8. Eligibility for reappointment as member of the Council.

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

10. Remuneration of members.

11. Meetings of the Council.

PART II

APPOINTMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE AND OTHER OFFICERS AND SERVANTS OF THE INSTITUTE

12. Appointment of the Director of the Institute.

13. Powers of the Council in regard to appointments to the staff of the Institute.

14. Delegation of power of the Council to the Director in regard to appointments.

15. Appointment of Public Officers to the staff of the Institute.

PART III

FINANCE

16. Fund of the Institute.

17. Financial year of Institute.

18. Audit of accounts.

PART IV

GENERAL

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

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

21. Prohibition on disclosure of information.

22. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act for the Institute.

23. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Institute.

24. Power of the Minister to give special or general directions to the Council.

25. Rules.

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

27. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Council.

28. Offences and penalties.

29. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

30. Interpretation.

31 of 1999.

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

[Date of Commencement: 23rd September, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance Act and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE

2. Establishment of the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance.

(1) There shall be established an Institute which shall be called the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance (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 and be sued in such name.

3. Functions of the Institute.

The functions of the Institute shall be—

(a) to provide training to the members and officers and servants of Provincial Councils and local authorities with a view to equipping them to perform their official duties efficiently and effectively;

(b) to conduct workshops and training courses on provincial and local government management;

(c) to award certificates to those who have successfully completed the training courses conducted by the Institute;

(d) to assist in the building up of a cadre of competent provincial and local government officers and personnel in the country, wills a view to ensuring good governance;

(e) to make available to Provincial Councils and local authorities, the services of specialists in provincial and local government, management;

(f) to assist Provincial Councils and local authorities in improving their organisational systems and management capability;

(g) to undertake consultancy assignments in the field of provincial and local government;

(h) to provide a forum for a critical appraisal of provincial and local government organisational management systems and practices;

(i) to assist Provincial Management Development and Training Units and local authorities in, management development and the establishment of work norms, determination of compensation systems, and generally, to improve their productivity;

(j) to collaborate with other organisations, in Sri Lanka or abroad having objects similar to those of the Institute;

(k) to sponsor and bold, conferences and seminars and to publish books and magazines, on provincial and local government;

(l) to provide necessary data and information to the Minister, for the purposes of formulating national policies on local government;

(m) to disseminate information on the functions and activities of the Institute to the relevant institutions and to the public;

(n) to conduct, promote and assist research into all aspects of provincial and local government.

4. Powers of the Institute.

The Institute shall have such powers as are reasonably necessary for the discharge of its functions, and in particular the power—

(a) to acquire in any manner whatsoever, and to hold and to take or give on lease or hire, mortgage, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of, any movable or immovable property;

(b) to establish and maintain training centres;

(c) to appoint, employ, remunerate and exercise disciplinary control over, its officers and servants;

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