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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of the Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Trust.

3. Constitution of the Board of Trustees and meetings.

4. Seal of the Trust.

5. The objects of the Trust.

6. Powers, duties and functions of the Trust.

7. Establishment of Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Fund.

8. Transfer of certain moneys to the Fund.

9. Payments into the Fund.

10. Payments out of the Fund.

11. Accounts and audit.

12. Financial year of the Trust.

13. Protection of members of the Board and officers of the Trust for action under this Act.

14. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Trust.

15. Officers and servants of the Trust deemed to be public servants under the Penal Code.

16. Trust deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

19 of 1980.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a trust called the Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Trust, to specify its objects and powers and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 18th April, 1980]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Trust Act.

2. Establishment of the Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Trust.

(1) There shall be established a Trust which shall be called the Sambuddha Jayanthi Chaitya Trust (hereinafter referred to as "the Trust”).

(2) The Trust 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. Constitution of the Board of Trustees and meetings.

(1) The Trust shall be administered by a Board of Trustees (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”) which shall consist of the following members appointed by the Minister—

(a) an officer of the Ministry of the Minister;

(b) the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority;

(c) an officer of the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Cultural Affairs, nominated by that Minister;

(d) an officer of the General Treasury, nominated by the Secretary to the Treasury;

(e) an officer of the Department of the Public Trustee, nominated by the Public Trustee; and

(f) two representatives of the Varaya Bauddha Bala Mandalaya, nominated by the governing body of that Mandalaya with the concurrence of the Minister. 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 Minister shall appoint one of the members of the Board to be Chairman of the Board.

(3) The Board may regulate the procedure in regard to its meetings and the transaction of business at such meetings.

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