TEA RESEARCH BOARD ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

PART I

Establishment of Tea Research Board

2. Establishment of Tea Research Board.

3. Board to be a body corporate.

4. Seal of the Board.

5. Functions of the Board.

6. Powers of the Board.

PART II

Constitution of the Board

7. Constitution of the Board.

8. Term of office.

9. Chairman of the Board.

10. Meetings of the Board.

11. Proceedings of the Board not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy or defect in nomination of a member.

PART III

Powers and Functions of the Director

12. The Director.

PART IV

Finance

13. Levy of Cess on tea exported.

14. The Fund of the Board.

15. Audit of accounts.

16. Board statement and report to be placed before Parliament.

17. Exemption from taxes.

PART V

Miscellaneous

18. Regulations.

19. Action or Proceeding not to lie against Board, or officer or servant in certain circumstances.

20. Appointment of public officers, to the staff of the Board.

21. Officers and servants of the Board deemed to be public servants.

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

23. Returns.

24. Transitional provisions.

25. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

26. Interpretation.

52 of 1993,

30 of 2003,

43 of 2006.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a Tea Research Board; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 12th November, 1993]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Tea Research Board Act.

PART I

Establishment of Tea Research Board

2. Establishment of Tea Research Board.

There shall be established, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, a Board which shall be called the Tea Research Board (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”).

3. Board to be a body corporate.

(1) The Board shall by the name assigned to it by section 2 be a body corporate having perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

(2) The headquarters of the Board shall be at Talawakale or such other place as may be determined by the Board with the approval of the Minister.

4. Seal of the Board.

The seal of the Board—

(a) shall be in the custody of the Chairman of the Board;

(b) shall be of such design as shall be approved by the Board and may be altered in such manner as may be determined by the Board; and

(c) shall not be affixed to any document except in accordance with the rules of the Board.

5. Functions of the Board.

The functions of the Board shall be to engage in, and to encourage, foster and facilitate, research into the planting and manufacturing of tea and in particular—

(a) to conduct, assist and encourage, scientific and technological research into, and investigations of, all problems and matters affecting the production and manufacture of tea, including the prevention and control of pests affecting tea, the prevention and control of diseases affecting tea and the improvement of the quality of tea; as well as the diversification of products manufactured from tea; and to disseminate and publish at its discretion, the results of such research;

(b) to conduct, assist and encourage, research, into the economic viability of the tea industry in Sri Lanka including future economic trends in such industry;

(c) to maintain and administer the Tea Research Institute situated at Talawakale, and its substations, in accordance with the rules of the Board;

(d) to establish maintain, relations with research institutions, in Sri Lanka and abroad;

(e) to conduct, in the discharge of its functions, joint study programmes, seminars or symposia, with foreign research institutions and research institutions in Sri Lanka.

(f) to promote investment in tea research;

[S 5(f) ins by s 2 of Act 30 of 2003.]

(g) to undertake the collection and dissemination of data on the tea industry and to conduct research to ascertain the development potential of the tea industry;

[S 5(g) ins by s 2 of Act 30 of 2003.]

(h) to advise the Minister on appropriate policies in relation to the tea industry and to co-ordinate with other relevant agencies.

[S 5(h) ins by s 2 of Act 30 of 2003.]

6. Powers of the Board.

The Board shall have such powers as may be necessary for the discharge of its functions and in particular, shall have the power to do all or any of the following—

(a) to acquire and hold, property movable or immovable, which may become vested in it by virtue of any lease, purchase, grant, donation, bequest or otherwise and subject to the rules of the Board, to lease, sell, assign, exchange or otherwise dispose of, the same;

(b) to open and maintain, current, savings or deposit accounts in any bank or banks;

(c) to apply for, purchase or otherwise acquire, any patents, brevets invention, or concessions conferring an exclusive, or non-exclusive, or limited, right to use or sell any information as to any invention which is capable of being used for the discharge of the functions of the Board, or the acquisition of which may facilitate the discharge of such functions, and to use, develop or grant licenses in respect of, the property rights and information so acquired;

(d) to establish and maintain experimental stations for the purposes of research and to equip such stations with all such appurtenances, accessories or equipment as may be necessary for such research;

(e) to maintain and manage tea estates and tea factories, for research and connected purposes;

(f) to borrow such sums of money as may be necessary for the purpose of discharging its functions;

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