Sri Lanka Consolidated Acts

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Legal Aid Law (No. 27 of 1978)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title  
   2.	   Establishment of Legal Aid Commission  
   3.	   Object of the Commission  
   4.	   Powers and functions of the Commission  
   5.	   Constitution of the Commission  
   6.	   Term of office of appointed members  
   7.	   Terms of office of nominated member  
   8.	   Commission may act despite vacancy  
   9.	   Chairman of Commission  
   10.	   Quorum for meetings of the Commission and regulation of procedure  
   11.	   Vacation of office by member  
   12.	   Administrator of the legal Aid Scheme  
   13.	   Bar Council may give advice to the Commission  
   14.	   Legal Aid Advisory Council  
   15.	   Powers and functions of Advisory Council  
   16.	   Meetings of Advisory Council  
   17.	   Legal Aid Fund  
   18.	   Annual grant by the Government to the Commission  
   19.	   Payments to the Fund  
   20.	   Payments out of the Fund  
   21.	   Exemption of Commission and donors from certain duties and taxes  
   22.	   Staff of the Commission  
   23.	   Accounts and audit thereof  
   24.	   Annual report  
   25.	   State land and state buildings  
   26.	   Protection of members & c of the Commission for action taken under this Law or on the direction of the Commission  
   27.	   No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Commission  
   28.	   Regulations  
   29.	   Officers and servants of the Commission deemed to be public servants  
   30.	   The Commission deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of Bribery Act  
   31.	   Interpretation  

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