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Official Languages Commission Act (No. 18 of 1991)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   Establishment of the official Languages Commission  
   3.	   The Commission to be a body corporate  
   4.	   Seal of the Commission,  
   5.	   Members of the Commission  
   6.	   Objects of the Commission  
   7.	   Powers of the Commission  
   8.	   Appointment of Committees  
   9.	   Term of office of the members of the Commission  
   10.	   Resignation and temporary absence from Sri Lanka  
   11.	   Remuneration  
   12.	   Meetings  
   13.	   Chief executive officer  
   14.	   Appointment &c. of the staff at the Commission  
   15.	   Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Commission  
   16.	   Government to provide adequate funds  
   17.	   Financial year and the audit of accounts  
   18.	   Investigation of complaints  
   19.	   Commission may refuse or cease to investigate  
   20.	   Procedure to be followed in carrying out investigation  
   21.	   Powers of the Commission in relation to the conduct of investigations  
   22.	   No right heard a matter  
   23.	   Commission to make a report of its investigation  
   24.	   Petition to be made to the Supreme Court in certain circumstances  
   25.	   Application to be made to the High Court of the Province in certain circumstances  
   26.	   Supreme Court to direct High Court of a Province to transfer any application to it  
   27.	   Court to grant relief as it considers just and equitable  
   28.	   Public officers required to perform official duties in any relevant language to be guilty of an offence in certain circumstances  
   29.	   Provisions of this Act not to prejudice a right of action in any court or forum  
   30.	   Commission to have power to undertake investigation on its own initiative  
   31.	   Commission to issue policy papers on any matters relating to use of either official Languages.  
   32.	   Commission to submit an annual report  
   33.	   Members, officers and servants of the Commission deemed to be pubic servants  
   34.	   Commission deemed to be a Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act  
   35.	   Protection of members and officers of the Commission for action taken under this Act on the direction of the Commission  
   36.	   No writ to issue person or property of a member  
   37.	   Offences  
   38.	   Offences by bodies of persons  
   39.	   Interpretations  
   40.	   Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency  

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