Sri Lanka Consolidated Acts

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Survey Act (No. 17 of 2002)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title  
   2.	   Powers and functions of the Surveyor-General  
   3.	   Delegation' of powers and functions of the Surveyors-General  
   4.	   Surveyors general's decision on any question relating to land surveying or mapping to be final  
   5.	   Establishment and maintenance of national Geodetic control systems  
   6.	   Aerial photography  
   7.	   Mapping  
   8.	   Data bases  
   9.	   the Land surveys to conform to the regulations  
   10.	   Section - 10  
   11.	   General to issue certificate of Accreditation  
   12.	   Registered licensed surveyor to deposits copies of plans and maps  
   13.	   Admissibility of plans or maps as evidence in civil proceedings  
   14.	   Surveyor- General or any person authorised may demand production of deed  
   15.	   Demand of production of deed document or other instrument to include powers of examination  
   16.	   Surveyor-General may enter into and survey land  
   17.	   Penalty on abuse of power by Surveyor-General or registered Surveyor  
   18.	   obstruction of Land Surveys  
   19.	   Interference with survey marks  
   20.	   Section - 20  
   21.	   proof of certain plans signed by the surveyor general  
   22.	   Copies purporting to be authenticated by the surveyor general admissible in evidence instead of originals  
   23.	   Preparation of cadastral maps or plans and placing of land marks  
   24.	   Regulations  
   25.	   Repeal and savings  
   26.	   Establishment of the Land Survey Council  
   27.	   Members of the council  
   28.	   Disqualification from being a member  
   29.	   Removal and resignation of members  
   30.	   Term of office of members  
   31.	   Renunciation or allowance is members  
   32.	   Secretary,  
   33.	   Meeting of the Council  
   34.	   Acts not invalidated by reason of a vacancy  
   35.	   Seal of the Council  
   36.	   Delegation of powers and functions of the council  
   37.	   Functions of the council  
   38.	   Powers of the Council  
   39.	   Surveyors to register with the Council  
   40.	   Surveyors entitled to be issued with a licence under the Surveyors ordinance deemed to be registered  
   41.	   Annual practicing licence  
   42.	   Register of Surveyor  
   43.	   Copy of the register to be published  
   44.	   Powers of registered surveyor  
   45.	   Professional misconduct  
   46.	   Charge against registered surveyor reported to the Council  
   47.	   Disciplinary powers of Council  
   48.	   Right of registered surveyor involved in proceedings to be heard  
   49.	   Appeals from decisions of Council  
   50.	   Cancellation or suspension or conditions to be entered in register  
   51.	   Section - 51  
   52.	   Committees,  
   53.	   Annual report  
   54.	   Continuing education  
   55.	   Staff of the Council  
   56.	   Fund of the council  
   57.	   Financial year and audit of accounts  
   58.	   Returns and information  
   59.	   Council deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act  
   60.	   Members, officers and servants of the Council deemed to be public servants  
   61.	   State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Council  
   62.	   Acquisition immovable property under the Land Acquisition Act  
   63.	   protection for action taken under this Act; or on the direction of the Council  
   64.	   Offences  
   65.	   Regulations  
   66.	   Interpretation  
   67.	   Sinhala Text to prevail in case of inconsistency  

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