TRANSFER OF POWERS (ANURADHAPURA
PRESERVATION BOARD) LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Local authorities to be constituted for the Area of Authority of the Anuradhapura Preservation Board.

3. Appointment of special Commissioner.

4. Appointment of administration.

5. Transfer and vesting of property, rights, duties of the Board in the local authorities.

6. Other property vested in local authority.

6A. Certain property formally vested in the Local Authority to vest in the state.

7. Vesting not to prejudice right of State.

8. Pending suits and appeals to be continued by or against the local authorities.

9. By-laws and licences in force in Area of Authority to continue in force.

10. Officers and servants of the Board.

11. Power to transfer money and any movable property of the Board.

12. Land revested in the State.

13. Regulations.

14. Omitted.

15. Interpretation.

25 of 1974,

47 of 1979.

A LAW to provide for the Transfer of the Powers of the Anuradhapura Local Authorities, and to make provision for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 1st February, 1975]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Transfer of Powers (Anuradhapura Preservation Board) Law.

2. Local authorities to be constituted for the Area of Authority of the Anuradhapura Preservation Board.

(1) The Minister may—

(i) by Order made under section 2 of the Urban Councils Ordinance and published in the Gazette, declare any area forming part of the Area of Authority of the Anuradhapura Preservation Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) to be a town for the purposes of that Ordinance and assign to the Urban Council to be constituted for that area the name and designation "Anuradhapura Urban Council” (hereinafter referred to as the "Urban Council”);

(ii) by Order made under section 3 of the Village Councils Ordinance and published in the Gazette declare certain areas from and out of the remaining part of the Area of Authority of the Board after the constitution of the Urban Council under paragraph (i), to be village areas for the purposes of that Ordinance;

(iii) by Order made under the appropriate enactment and published in the Gazette, declare the balance part of the Area of Authority of the Board after the constitution of the Urban Council under paragraph (i) and any Village Council under paragraph (ii), to be part or parts of the area of any local authority as may be determined by the Minister.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Law, the provisions of the Urban Councils Ordinance shall apply in respect of the Urban Council constituted under paragraph (i) of subsection (1), the provisions of the Village Councils Ordinance shall apply in respect of any Village Council constituted under paragraph (ii) of subsection (1) and the provisions of the appropriate enactment shall apply in respect of the balance part referred to in paragraph (iii) of subsection (1)

3. Appointment of special Commissioner.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Urban Councils Ordinance, the Minister may by Order published in the Gazette, appoint a Special Commissioner to administer the affairs of the Urban Council.

[S 3(1) subs by s 2(1) of Act 47 of 1979.]

(2) Where the Minister appoints any Special Commissioner under subsection (1), to administer the affairs of the Urban Council, all the property and the rights under contracts and all the powers vested in the Urban Council shall be deemed to be vested in such Special Commissioner and all the duties and liabilities of the Urban Council shall be transferred to and shall be discharged by such Special Commissioner unless the Minister otherwise directs.

(3) At any time after the appointment of a Special Commissioner under subsection (1) to administer the affairs of the Urban Council the Minister may by Order published in the Gazette

(a) direct that the first general election in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities Elections Ordinance shall be held for the election of the Chairman,
Vice-Chairman and other members of the Urban Council; and

(b) appoint the date on which the term of office of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other members elected at such first general election commence.

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