SRI LANKA NATIONAL FREEDOM FROM
HUNGER CAMPAIGN law

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT, OBJECTS AND POWERS OF THE SRI LANKA NATIONAL FREEDOM FROM HUNGER CAMPAIGN BOARD

2. Establishment of Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Board.

3. General objects of the Board.

4. Power of the Board.

5. Constitution of the Board.

6. Meetings of the Board.

7. Directions of the Board.

8. Officers and servants of Board deemed to be public servants.

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

PART II

STAFF OF THE BOARD

10. Appointment of officers and servants.

11. Powers of the Board in regard to the staff of the Board.

PART III

FINANCES OF THE BOARD

12. Funds of the Board.

13. Financial year of the Board.

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

PART IV

GENERAL

15. Rules.

16. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board.

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

18. Appointment of panels.

19. Board to succeed to assets, liabilities of the Ceylon National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Committee.

20. Interpretation.

15 of 1973.

A LAW to provide for the establishment of the Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Board and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 29th March, 1973.]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Law.

PART I

Establishment, Objects and Powers of the Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign board

2. Establishment of Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Board.

(1) There shall be established a Board which shall be called the Sri Lanka National Freedom from Hunger Campaign Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) and which shall consist of the persons deemed to be members of the Board under section 5.

(2) The Board 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) The head office of the Board shall be in Colombo or at such other place as may be determined by the Board.

3. General objects of the Board.

The general objects of the Board shall be—

(i) to secure the aid of non-governmental agencies, both foreign and local, for social and economic development in accordance with the programme of development formulated by the Government;

(ii) to assist institutions and other bodies in carrying out schemes of public utility, social welfare and economic development;

(iii) to aid, promote and co-ordinate specific projects directed towards agricultural and industrial development;

(iv) to stimulate non-governmental agencies in the implementation of projects for increasing agricultural and industrial production;

(v) to collaborate with the International Freedom From Hunger Campaign and other similar institutions, associations or societies abroad.

4. Power of the Board.

The Board shall, in furtherance of the objects of the Board, have the power—

(a) to receive aid and donations in cash, equipment or in any other form from non-governmental sources;

(b) to disburse such aid and donations on such terms and conditions as the Board may deem necessary;

(c) to review and co-ordinate the activities of non-governmental agencies receiving assistance in cash, goods or services from foreign sources;

(d) to call for reports on the activities of non-governmental organisations receiving aid in cash, goods or services from non-governmental sources for the purposes specified in section 3;

(e) to negotiate with non-governmental organisations, both foreign and local, for the grant of aid for approved projects;

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