SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS
COMPLEX AUTHORITY ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

THE SUGATHADASA NATIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX AUTHORITY

2. Establishment of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority.

3. Board of Management of the Authority.

4. Functions of the Authority.

5. Powers of the Authority.

PART II

STAFF

6. Delegation of powers of the Authority.

7. Appointment of Public officers to the staff of the Authority.

PART III

FINANCE

8. Fund of the Authority.

9. Accounts and Audit.

10. Application of Part II of the Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971.

PART IV

GENERAL

11. Power of Minister to give directions.

12. Officers and servants of the Authority deemed to be public servants for the purposes of the Penal Code.

13. Authority to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of Bribery Act.

14. Protection of action.

15. Regulation.

16. Transitional provision.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of any inconsistency.

18. Interpretation.

SCEHDULE

17 of 1999.

AN ACT to establish an authority to be called the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority to manage and maintain the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 24th June, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority Act, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (hereinafter referred to as "the appointed date”).

PART I

The Sugathadasa National Sports
Complex Authority

2. Establishment of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority.

(1) There shall be established an Authority which shall be called the Sugathadasa National Sport Complex Authority (hereinafter referred to as the "Authority”).

(2) The Authority shall, by the name assigned to it by subsection (i), be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in that name.

3. Board of Management of the Authority.

(1) The affairs of the Authority shall be administered and managed by a Board of Management (hereafter referred to as the "Board”).

(2) The Board shall consist of the following—

(a) three ex-officio members, namely—

(i) Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Sports or his representative;

(ii) the Director of Sports appointed under the Sports Law, No. 25 of 1973;

(iii) a representative of the Treasury; and

(b) eight members appointed by the Minister, of whom three shall be representatives of recognised Sports Bodies
(A member appointed under this paragraph is herein after referred to as "an appointed member”).

(3) The Minister shall appoint one of the members of the Board to be the Chairman of the Authority.

(4) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect in relation to the terms of office of the Chairman and the appointed members of the Board, vacation of office by the Chairman and the appointed members of the Board, meetings of the Board and the seat of the Authority.

(5) The Board shall exercise and discharge the powers and functions conferred on, or assigned to, the Authority by this Act.

4. Functions of the Authority.

(1) The Functions of the Authority shall be to—

(a) manage and maintain the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex and take necessary measures to safeguard it as a national asset;

(b) maintain all amenities and facilities relating to the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex;

(c) make improvements or alterations to the buildings and structures comprised in the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex, where necessary;

(d) to make available the facilities of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex, on such conditions as may be imposed by the Board, to the citizens of Sri Lanka, and in particular, to the Youth of Sri Lanka, to enable them to develop their potential in sports and for the purposes of improving their fitness and health;

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