SUBURBAN DAIRIES AND LAUNDRIES ORDINANCE

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Application of Ordinance.

3. Limitation of the application of the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance.

4. Interpretation.

5. Appointment of officers.

DAIRIES

6. Licence to sell milk.

7. Form of licence and duty thereon.

8. Penalty for selling milk without dairyman's licence.

9. Power to inspect dairy premises.

10. Power to require diaryman to keep dairy in a sanitary condition.

11. Infectious diseases in dairy premises.

12. Discontinuance of milk on account of disease.

13. Persons suffering from infectious diseases prohibited from taking part in dairy operations.

14. Sale or supply of unwholesome milk.

15. Penalties.

16. Dairyman liable for acts of his employee.

LAUNDRIES

17. Licensing of laundries.

18. Penalty for keeping laundry without licence.

19. Application of the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance.

GENERAL

20. Offences.

21. Power to make regulations.

22. Refusal and cancellation of licence.

23. Extension of Ordinance to town other than Colombo.

38 of 1908,

16 of 1914,

7 of 1922,

7 of 1928,

61 of 1939,

3 of 1946,

57 of 1946,

29 of 1947,

12 of 1952.

AN ORDINANCE to make better provision for the regulation of dairies and laundries situated outside the Municipal limits of Colombo.

[Date of Commencement: 1st March, 1910]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Suburban Dairies and Laundries Ordinance.

2. Application of Ordinance.

The provisions of this Ordinance apply only to—

(a) dairymen, dairy farmers, cow-keepers and purveyors of milk who sell or supply milk from dairy premises outside the Municipal limits of Colombo to persons resident within such limits;

(b) dairy premises, milk stores and milk shops situated outside the Municipal limits of Colombo from which milk is sold or supplied to persons resident within the said Municipal limits;

(c) laundry men resident or having their laundry premises outside the Municipal limits of Colombo who wash for persons resident within such limits;

(d) laundry premises situated outside the said limits in which washing is carried on for persons resident within such limits.

3. Limitation of the application of the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance.

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15 of the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance, the provisions of Chapter I of the said Ordinance shall not extend to the persons and premises mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 2 of this Ordinance.

4. Interpretation.

In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires—

"administrative region” means an administrative region defined by Order made under section 2 of the Local Government (Administrative Regions) Ordinance;

"Assistant Commissioner” means the Assistant Commissioner of Local Government for any administrative region;

"dairy premises”, "milk stores”, "dairyman”, "milk vendor”, "laundry man”, and ”laundry premises” have the same meanings as in the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance;

"infectious disease”, in the sections of this Ordinance relating to dairies, means any disease which the Minister, in pursuance of section 11 of the Municipal Dairies and Laundries Ordinance, may declare to be an infectious disease;

"prescribed” means prescribed by this Ordinance or by any rule made thereunder,

5. Appointment of officers.

There may be appointed a suburban medical officer of health (in this Ordinance called "the health officer”) and such inspectors (veterinary or otherwise) clerks, and other officers as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Ordinance under the supervision of the Director of Health Services.

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