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.

2A.Objects of the 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;

14 of 2017.

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

[Long title am by s 2 of Act 14 of 2017.]

[Date of Commencement: 24th June, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority Act.

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.

2A. Objects of the Authority.

The objects of the Authority shall be to—

(a)  manage, maintain, protect and develop the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex;

(b)  improve sports and recreational activities and facilities at the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex to meet the requirements of sports economy and sports tourism;

(c)   provide the facilities available at the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex for the advancement of sports in the country;

(d)  ensure that sports and recreation are used as tools to support social cohesion and nation building; and

(e)   make available, on such conditions and on such fees as may be determined by the Board, the facilities of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex for sports, educational, cultural, and recreational activities.

[S 2A ins by s 3 of Act 14 of 2017.]

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—

(a)   one of the members of the Board to be the Chairman of the Authority; and

(b)  an appointed member of the Board to be the Working Director of the Authority to facilitate the management and administration of the affairs of the Authority.

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

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

[S 3 am by s 4 of Act 14 of 2017.]

4. Functions of the Authority.

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

(a)  manage, maintain, protect and develop 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;

(e)   to conduct training courses and programmes in sports, with a view particularly, to developing sports in the rural sector;

(f)   to make available, on such conditions as may be imposed by the Board, the facilities of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex for national and international festivals;

(g)  to liaise and establish links, with international and local sports training organisations and sport institutions, with a view to developing sports and recreational facilities in Sri Lanka;

(h)  make available on such conditions and on such appropriate cost reflective fees as may be determined by the Board, the facilities of the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex for sports, educational, cultural and recreational activities.

[S 4 am by s 5 of Act 14 of 2017.]

5. Powers of the Authority.

The Authority shall have the following powers—

(a)  to purchase and hold property, both movable and immovable, and to give on lease or hire the same;

(b)  to accept grants, gifts or donations of immovable or movable property from any government, persons or bodies of persons, in or outside Sri Lanka;

(c)   to enter into, and perform all such contracts and agreements as may be necessary for the purposes of discharging its functions;

(d)  to appoint such officers and servants as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions and to exercise disciplinary control over, and dismiss, such officers and servants;

(e)   to determine the remuneration payable to, and the terms and conditions of service of such officers and servants;

(f)   to do all such other acts as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Authority or the discharge of its functions under this Act;

(g)  to borrow or raise money, with or without security;

(h)  to conduct training courses, workshops and symposia for the purposes of discharging its functions;

(i)   to invest its unutilised moneys in such securities as may be approved by the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance;

(j)   to do all such other acts as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Authority or the discharge of its functions under this Act.

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