UNESCO SCHOLARSHIP FUND ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of UNESCO Scholarship Fund.

3. Board of Management of the Fund.

4. Power of the Board.

5. Transferring of the Fund.

6. The UNESCO Fund Account.

7. Chief Administrative officer of the Fund.

8. Purpose for which the moneys of the Fund may be applied.

9. Audit and accounts.

10. Financial year of the Fund.

11. Exemption of the Fund from certain duties and taxes.

12. Appointment of public servants to the staff of the fund.

13. Powers of Board to make rules.

14. Officers and servants of the Fund deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

15. Fund deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

17. Interpretation.

44 of 1999.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a fund called "the UNESCO Scholarship Fund” for the advancement of education of disabled and displaced children by the award of scholarships', and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd December, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the UNESCO Scholarship Fund Act.

2. Establishment of UNESCO Scholarship Fund.

(1) There shall be established a Fund to be called the UNESCO Scholarship Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Fund”).

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

(3) The Government may donate from time to time grants to the Fund for the purpose of enabling it to carry out the objects of the Fund.

3. Board of Management of the Fund.

(1) The administration, management and control of the Fund shall be vested in a Board of Management constituted as hereinafter provided.

(2) The Board of Management of the Fund (hereinafter referred to as the "Board”) shall consist of—

(a) the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education, who shall be the Chairman of the Board (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairman”);

(b) the Secretary-General of the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO;

(c) the Chief Accountant of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education;

(d) the Director of the Special Education Division of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of Education;

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