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SAMURDHI AUTHORITY OF SRI LANKA

Arrangement of Sections

1.        Short title.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAMURDHI AUTHORITY OF SRI LANKA

2.        Establishment of the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka.

3.        Directory of the Authority.

4.        Functions of the Authority.

5.        Powers of the Authority.

PART II

DISTRICT SAMURDHI COMMITTEES, DIVISIONAL SAMURDHI COMMITTEES, SAMURDHI CENTRES AND SAMURDHI BALAKAYAS

6.        District Samurdhi Committee.

7.        Divisional Samurdhi Committee.

8.        Samurdhi centers.

9.        Samurdhi Balakaya.

PART III

COMMISSIONER-GENERAL OF SAMURDHI

10.      Appointment of Commissioner-General of Samurdhi.

11.      Commissioner-General, to assist in the implementation of the programme.

12.      Powers and duties of persons.

13.      Power of Commissioner-General to call for information.

PART IV

STAFF OF THE AUTHORITY

14.      Appointment office isficers and servants of the Authority.

PART V

FINANCE

15.      Fund of the Authority.

16.      Borrowing powers.

17.      Financial year and audit of accounts of the Authority.

PART VI

GENERAL

18.      Declaration of secrecy.

19.      Returns and information.

20.      Conduct of Lottery.

21.      Directors, officers and servants of the Authority deemed to be public servants.

22.      The Authority deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.

23.      Committees.

24.      Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Authority.

25.      Non application of the provisions of the Finance companies Act, No. 78 of 1988.

26.      Offences.

27.      Regulations.

28.      Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

29.      Interpretation.

SCHEDULE

30 of 1995,

2 of 1997.

AN ACT to establish the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka; and to make provision for the planning and implementation by the authority of the Samurdhi programme with a view to integrating youth, women and disadvantaged groups into economic and social development activities; and for promoting social stability and alleviating poverty; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 11th December, 1995]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka Act.

PART I

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAMURDHI AUTHORITY OF SRI LANKA

2. Establishment of the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka.

(1) There shall be established an authority which shall be called the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as “the Authority”) consisting of the persons appointed under section 3.

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

3. Directory of the Authority.

(1) The Authority shall consist of—

(a)  four ex-officio directors, namely—

(i)   the Secretary to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of the Rural Development (hereinafter referred to as “the Secretary”);

(ii)  the Secretary to the Ministry of the Ministry in charge of the subject of Finance;

(iii) the Commissioner-General of Samurdhi appointed under section 10;

(iv) the Commissioner of Poor Relief; and

(b)  three other Directors appointed by the Minister of Director appointed under this paragraph shall hereinafter be referred to as an “appointed Director”).

(2) The Minister shall appoint one of the Directors to be the Directors-General of the Authority (hereinafter referred to as “the Director-General”).

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