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Coconut Development Act (No. 46 of 1971)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title  
   2.	   Establishment of Boards  
   3.	   Members of the Board  
   4.	   Disqualification  
   5.	   Terms of office of members  
   6.	   Resignation and removal of members  
   7.	   Appointment of acting members  
   8.	   Eligibility of members for reappointment  
   9.	   Quorum for meetings of the Board  
   10.	   Procedure at meetings of the Board  
   11.	   Who may preside at meetings  
   12.	   Vacancy among members not to invalidate acts of the Board  
   13.	   Remuneration of members of the Board  
   14.	   Seal of the Board  
   15.	   Board subject to direction and control by the Authority  
   16.	   Member to disclose interest in contract proposed to be made by the Board  
   17.	   Members and employees of the Board deemed to be public servants. Cap. 19  
   18.	   Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act. Cap. 26  
   19.	   Delegation of functions and powers by the Board  
   20.	   Functions of the Board  
   21.	   No function of the Board to be enforceable in court  
   22.	   Powers of the Board  
   23.	   Special powers of the Board  
   24.	   Coconut Development-Authority  
   25.	   Authority to be a corporation  
   26.	   Members of the Authority  
   27.	   Quorum for meeting of the Authority  
   28.	   Authority subject to direction and control by Minister  
   29.	   Provisions of sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,10, 11,12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19 to apply  
   30.	   Functions of the Authority  
   31.	   Powers of the Authority  
   32.	   Capital of the Board  
   33.	   Coconut cess  
   34.	   Authority to receive sums voted or authorized by the House of Representatives  
   35.	   Financial year  
   36.	   Budget to be approved by Minister  
   37.	   The Authority to make payments to the Board  
   38.	   Incurring of expenditure  
   39.	   Powers to borrow  
   40.	   Exemption from customs duty  
   41.	   Accounts  
   42.	   Audit of accounts  
   43.	   The Auditor-General's report  
   44.	   The Auditor-General's report to be transmitted to the Minister  
   45.	   Management of coconut plantation by Authority or Board  
   46.	   Expenses of management to be recovered from proprietor  
   47.	   Prevention of or obstruction to persons acting under section 45 or section 46  
   48.	   Acquisition of a coconut plantation  
   49.	   Absolute title to acquired coconut plantation  
   50.	   Provisions of Sri Lanka State Trading Corporations Act to apply  
   51.	   Regulations  
   52.	   Transfer of Crown property and certain contracts and liabilities to the Board or to the Authority  
   53.	   Power to acquire land compulsorily  
   54.	   Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Board or of the Authority  
   55.	   Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board or the Authority  
   56.	   No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board or the Authority  
   57.	   Offences  
   58.	   Board to take over business of other Boards  
   59.	   Boards which are subject to direction and control the Authority  
   60.	   Minister's power to mitigate hardship  
   61.	   This Act to have precedence over other written law  
   62.	   Interpretation  

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