Volume VIII
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Establishment of Divisional Secretaries' Divisions.

3. Assignment of Division to Divisional Secretary.

4. Interpretation of written law.

5. Savings as to contracts and legal proceedings.

6. Construction of written law.

7. Savings as to by laws.

8. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

9. Interpretation.

58 of 1992.

AN ACT to provide for the Transfer of Powers, functions and duties exercised, performed and discharged by Government agents under various laws, to divisional secretaries; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 13th November, 1992]

1. Short title.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Transfer of Powers (Divisional Secretaries) Act.

(2) The provisions of sections 2, 8 and 9 shall come into operation on the date of commencement of this Act.

(3) The provisions of sections 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed date”). Different dates may be appointed in respect of different Divisional Secretaries' Divisions and in respect of different provisions and accordingly, a reference to "appointed date” in any such provision in relation to a Divisional Secretary's Division, shall be deemed to be a reference to the date on which such provision is brought into operation in such Divisional Secretary's Division and where the provisions of section 4 are brought into operation in any Divisional Secretary's Division, the written law referred to in that section shall apply with respect to such Divisional Secretary's Division, subject to the amendments set out in that section.

2. Establishment of Divisional Secretaries' Divisions.

The Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, establish such number of Divisional Secretaries' Divisions for each Administrative District, Every such Order shall set out the names of each Divisional Secretary's Division so established (hereinafter referred to as a "Division”) and the limits thereof.

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