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Mines And Minerals Act (No. 33 of 1992)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   Establishment of the Geological Survey Mines Bureau  
   3.	   Board of Management of the Bureau  
   4.	   Members of the Board of Management  
   5.	   The Chairman and the conduct of business  
   6.	   Director of Geological Survey and Mines  
   7.	   Board may act despite vacancy  
   8.	   Delegation of powers of the Board  
   9.	   Members of the Board to disclose interest in any project undertaking or contract proposed to be made by the Bureau   
   10.	   Remuneration of the members of the Board  
   11.	   Seal of the Bureau  
   12.	   Functions of the Bureau  
   13.	   Power of the Bureau   
   14.	   Appointment of public officers to the staff of the bureau   
   15.	   Officers and servants of the Bureau deemed to be public servants  
   16.	   Bureau to be a Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act  
   17.	   The Fund of the Bureau  
   18.	   Financial year of the bureau and audit accounts  
   19.	   Minister's direction to the board  
   20.	   Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition act  
   21.	   Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Bureau  
   22.	   Vesting Of property of the Department of Geological Survey in the Bureau  
   23.	   Transfer and vesting of contracts, rights, &c  
   24.	   Transfer to give absolute title to the Bureau of immovable property  
   25.	   Third Party rights not to be prejudiced  
   26.	   Ownership and discovery of minerals,  
   27.	   This Act not to affect hydrocarbons  
   28.	   Mining &c. to be under the authority of a licence  
   29.	   Restriction on issue of licences  
   30.	   Restriction on powers to issue licences  
   31.	   Areas In respect of which no licences shall be issued  
   32.	   Closed reserved areas  
   33.	   Reserved minerals &c  
   34.	   Application of licence  
   35.	   Issue of licence   
   36.	   Renewal of a licence  
   37.	   Cancellation of a licence  
   38.	   The Bureau shall communicate its decision to the applicant or licensee together with its reasons therefor  
   39.	   Appeals  
   40.	   Appeals appeal to the supreme Court  
   41.	   Termination of licence,  
   42.	   No licence required for search or development mineral water  
   43.	   Bureau to be in charge of the administration of this Act  
   44.	   Powers of the Bureau  
   45.	   Taking of samples by officers of the Bureau authorized persons  
   46.	   Powers of officers &c of the Bureau  
   47.	   Investigation on state land-  
   48.	   Requirements of a licence to explore for Minerals  
   49.	   Right of licensee under mining licence to mine for all minerals in the area specified in the licence  
   50.	   Holder of a licence to maintain books records &c  
   51.	   Right of a holder of a licence to posses area specified in licence  
   52.	   Holder of a licence not to interfere with owner or occupier of the land  
   53.	   Holder of a licence may erect or install plant machinery &c  
   54.	   Right of the state and Bureau to plant, buildings &c. in the event of an emergency  
   55.	   Restriction on employment of females  
   56.	   Restriction on employment of person  
   57.	   Hours of work for young person  
   58.	   Hours of work for adults  
   59.	   Time spent in descent and ascent  
   60.	   Sanitary and medical equipment  
   61.	   Protection of environment  
   62.	   Interpretation  
   63.	   Offence  
   64.	   Regulations,  
   65.	   Amendment of the Crown Lands Ordinance (Chapter 464)  
   66.	   Amendment of the Coast Conservation Act, No. 57 of 1981  
   67.	   Limits on Provincial Council to impose taxes on minerals  
   68.	   Repeals  
   69.	   Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency  
   70.	   Interpretation  

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