Volume IV
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of J. R. Jayewardene Centre.

3. Board of Governors of the Centre.

4. Powers of the Board.

5. Investment of money of centre.

6. Staff of the Centre.

7. Audit.

8. Annual report.

9. Fund of the Centre.

10. Rules.

77 of 1988.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of an archival depository called the J. R. Jayewardene Centre for historical research, archives and library; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 18th December, 1988]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cried as the J. R. Jayewardene Centre Act.

2. Establishment of J. R. Jayewardene Centre.

(1) There shall be established a depository to be called the "J. R. Jayewardene Centre for Historical Research, Archives and Library” (hereinafter referred to as "the Centre”).

(2) The Centre shall be housed in premises bearing as assessment Nos. 101/1-5, 1/1 and 1/2, Dharmapala Mawatha situated at Turret Road (now called Dharmapala Mawatha) in the Cinnamon Gardens Ward (No. 36) within the Municipality and district of Colombo, purchased by the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka from the People's Republic of China, by Deed No. 5761 dated February 8, 1988, and attested by N Sambandan, Attorney-at-Law and Notary Public, Colombo.

(3) All money lying with the Public Trustee, on the day preceding the date of commencement of this Act, to be used for the Centre shall stand transferred, with effect from the date of commencement of this Act, to the Fund established by section 9 and may be used for the maintenance of the Centre and the enhancement of its amenities.

(4) The Centre 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. Board of Governors of the Centre.

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

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