STATISTICS ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Matters to which the Ordinance may be applied.

3. Establishment of Bureau of Statistics.

4. Appointment of Director and other officers.

5. Supply of information.

6. Duty of person supplying information.

7. Information supplied by any one person not to be published except in certain circumstances.

8. Penalty for unlawful disclosure of information.

9. Mode of service of notices.

10. Offences.

11. Liability of individuals for offences committed by companies.

12. Continuing offences.

13. Regulations.

14. Approval of regulations.

15. Duty in making regulations.

16. Contents of reports., published under the Ordinance.

17. Information to be verified by declaration.

18. Interpretation.

44 of 1935,

22 of 1955.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the establishment in Sri Lanka of an official bureau of Statistics and for the supply of information thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 22nd November, 1935]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Statistics Ordinance.

2. Matters to which the Ordinance may be applied.

The Minister may by Order published in the Gazette, apply the provisions of this Ordinance to any matter relating to the economic conditions of Sri Lanka in respect of agriculture, emigration, immigration, factories, meteorology, mining, importation, exportation, manufacture and sale of products, stocks of products in possession and in course of transhipment, shipping, transportation by land or by water, trade, labour, cost of living, wages, industry, and commerce.

3. Establishment of Bureau of Statistics.

There shall be established in Sri Lanka a Bureau of Statistics for the collection and preparation of statistics relating to any matter to which the provisions of this Ordinance are applied by Order under section 2.

4. Appointment of Director and other officers.

(1) There may be appointed—

(a) any person by name or by office to be or to act as Director of Statistics;

(b) such other officers and servants as may from time to time be required for the purposes of this Ordinance.

(2) The Bureau shall be under the control and management of the Director.

(3) All persons, officers, and servants discharging duties or engaged in carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.

5. Supply of information.

(1) The Director may at any time by notice in writing require any person to supply, substantially in the prescribed form and before a specified date, any information relating to any matter to which this Ordinance applies.

(2) In addition to or in lieu of the power conferred under subsection (1)—

(a) the Director or any officer duly authorised by him may at any time require any person to supply to the prescribed officer, in the prescribed manner and before a specified date, written information relating to any matter to which this Ordinance applies;

(b) any officer duly authorised by the Director may require any person to supply oral information relating to any matter to which this Ordinance applies:

Provided that such officer shall not require the attendance of any person at any specified place, but shall proceed to the residence or place of business of that person for the purpose of obtaining such oral information.

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