Sri Lanka Consolidated Acts

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Sri Lanka Press Council Law (No. 5 of 1973)


           Long Title

   1.	   Short title and date of operation  
   2.	   Constitution of Sri Lanka Press Council  
   3.	   Members of the Council  
   4.	   Term of office of members of the Council, other than the Director  
   5.	   Remuneration of members of the Council, other than the Director  
   6.	   Quorum for meetings of the Council and the procedure to be followed at such meetings  
   7.	   The Council may act despite a vacancy  
   8.	   Objects of the Council  
   9.	   Action by the Council against newspapers, editors &c.,  
   10.	   General powers of the Council  
   11.	   Powers of the Council in respect of inquiries under this Law  
   12.	   Offences under the Law in connection with inquiries held by the Council  
   13.	   Offences by bodies of persons  
   14.	   Persons liable in case of offences committed through the means of a newspaper  
   15.	   Certain criminal publications  
   16.	   Publication of certain matters relating to Cabinet decisions &c  
   17.	   Appearance before the Council  
   18.	   Fines to be credited to the Consolidated Fund  
   19.	   The Fund of the Council  
   20.	   Application of the provisions of the Finance Act, No. 88 of 1971  
   21.	   Financial year of the Council  
   22.	   Appointment of Press Commissioner  
   23.	   Appointment of staff  
   24.	   Compliance with directions  
   25.	   Regulations regarding registration and registration fees  
   26.	   Duties of printer and publisher of newspaper  
   27.	   Protection of members, officers and servants of the Council for action taken under this Law  
   28.	   Officers and servants of the Council deemed to be state officers. 
			Cap. 19  
   29.	   The Council deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act. 
			Cap. 26  
   30.	   Rules and regulations  
   31.	   Offences under the Law  
   32.	   Disclosure of source of information  
   33.	   Interpretation  
   34.	   This Law to prevail over other written law  

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