TOWER HALL THEATRE FOUNDATION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation.

3. Constitution of Board of Trustees and meetings.

4. The Foundation to be a Corporation.

5. Seal of the Foundation.

6. The objects of the Foundation.

7. Powers, duties and functions of the Foundation.

8. Vesting of Tower Hall Theatre.

9. Establishment of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation Fund.

10. Payments into the Fund.

11. Payments out of the Fund.

12. Accounts and audit.

13. Exemption of Foundation from certain duties and taxes.

14. Appointment of public officers and members of the Local Government Service to the Foundation.

15. Protection of members of the Board and officers of the Foundation for action under this Act.

16. No writ to be issued against person or property of a member of the Foundation.

17. Officers and servants of the Foundation deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

18. Foundation deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

19. Interpretation.

1 of 1978,

11 of 1997.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a foundation called the Tower Hall Theatre Foundation, to specify its objects and powers and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 19th October, 1978]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Tower Hall Theatre Foundation Act.

2. Establishment of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation.

There shall be established a Foundation to promote national theatrical activities, and to restore and utilise the Tower Hall Theatre as a National Theatre.

3. Constitution of Board of Trustees and meetings.

(1) The Foundation shall be administered by a Board of Trustees (hereafter in this Act referred to as the "Board”) consisting of the following members—

(a) the Prime Minister who shall be the Chairman of the Board;

(b) the Minister in charge of the subject of Local Government;

(c) the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance;

(d) the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs;

(e) the Secretary to the Prime Minister;

(f) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs;

[S 3(1)(f) subs by s 2 of Act 11 of 1997.]

(g) the Secretary to the Ministry charged with the subject of Education;

(h) the Director of Cultural Affairs;

(i) the Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council;

(j) the Municipal Commissioner, Colombo Municipal Council; and

(k) five persons appointed by the Prime Minister, of whom two shall be persons of recognised competence or eminence in the Arts.

Each member appointed under this paragraph shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of appointment and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(2) The Chairman or, in the absence of the Chairman from any meeting, any member elected from among the members present shall preside at such meeting.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of the Board shall be six members.

(4) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3), the Board may regulate the procedure in regard to the meetings of the Board, and the transaction of business at such meetings.

(5) The Board may act notwithstanding a vacancy amongst its members.

4. The Foundation to be a Corporation.

The Foundation shall by the name assigned to it by section 2 be a body corporate and shall have perpetual succession and a common seal and may sue and be sued in such name.

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