Sri Lanka president amends institutional, legal framework of several ministries | Sinhala News

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has amended the institutional and legal framework of several ministries including the ministry of finance and of institutions that come under the Presidential Secretariat’s National Priority Programme.

A gazette issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (17) announced the amendments to the following ministries and institutions:

  • State Minister of National Security and Disaster Management
  • Minister of Finance
  • Foreign Minister
  • State Minister of Skills Development
  • Vocational Education, Research and Innovation
  • Minister of Mass Media

The amendments in detail are as follows:

Institutional and legal framework of the Presidential Secretariat’s National Priority Programme

Institution Laws and acts to be implemented
  1.  Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
  2. Colombo Port City Economic Commission
  3. Presidential Task Force to study and provide instructions on  measures to be taken by all Armed Forces to prevent Corona  virus infection among Members of the Tri-Forces
  4.  Presidential Task Force to build a Secure Country,  Disciplined, Virtuous and Lawful Society
  5. Covid-19 Ministerial Task Force
  6. Presidential Task Force for Archaeological Heritage  Management in the Eastern Province
  7. Presidential Task Force on Sri Lanka’s Education Affairs
  8. Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty  Alleviation
  9. Presidential Task Force for the creation of a Green Sri Lanka  with sustainable Solutions for climate Changes
  10. Presidential Task Force for to make study of the exploitation  of Geological Resources for Development priorities and self employment and to meet smallish economic livelihood needs  of those engaged in traditional vocations and the sources and  methodologies of extraction of such resources
  11. Presidential Task Force for National Deployment and  Vaccination plan for COVID-19 Vaccine
  12. Presidential Task Force for Green Agriculture
  13. Presidential Task Force for One Country, One Law
  • Greater Colombo Economic Commission Law  (Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Law, No. 4  of 1978)
  • Colombo Port City Economic Commission  Act, No. 11 of 2021

Related Institutional and Legal Framework of the State Minister of National Security and Disaster Management

Institution Laws and ordinance to be implemented
  1. Department of Registrar General
  2. Department of Immigration and Emigration
  3. National Disaster Management Council
  4. Disaster Management Centre
  5. National Disaster Relief Services Centre
  6. Department of Meteorology
  7. National Building Research Organization
  8. Rakna Arakshana Lanka Ltd
  9.  National Authority for the implementation of Chemical Weapons Convention
  10. National Dangerous Drugs Control Board
  11. Defence Services College
  12. National Defence Fund
  13. Defence Research and Development Centre
  14. Institute of National Security Studies
  15. National Defence College
  16. Ranaviru Seva Authority
  17. Api Wenuwen Api Fund
  •  Births and Deaths Registration Act, No.17 of 1951
  • Kandyan Marriage and Divorce Act, No. 44 of 1952
  •  Marriage and Divorce (Muslim) Act, No. 13 of 1951
  • Notaries Ordinance No. 1 of 1907
  • Registration of Documents Ordinance No. 23 of 1927
  • Marriage Registration (General) Ordinance No. 19 of 1907
  • Trust Ordinance No. 09 of 1917
  • Land (Restrictions on Alienation) Act No. 38 of 2014
  • Stamp Act, No. 12 of 2006
  • Increase of Fines Act, No. 12 of 2005
  • Revocation of Irrevocable Deeds of Gift on the Ground of Gross
  • Ingratitude Act No. 05 of 2017
  •  Apartment Ownership Act, No. 11 of 1973
  • Power of Attorney Ordinance No. 4 of 1902
  • Land Development Ordinance No. 16 of 1969
  • Adoption of Children Ordinance, No. 24 of 1941
  • Consular Functions Act, No. 4 of 1981
  • Registration of Deaths (Temporary) Act, No. 16 of 2016 Registration of Deaths (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 19 of 2010
  • Registration of Title Act, No. 21 of 1998
  • Immigrants and Emigrants Act, No. 20 of 1948
  • Citizenship Act, No. 18 of 1948
  • Grant of Citizenship to Persons of Indian Origin Act, No. 35 of 2003
  • Grant of Citizenship to Stateless Persons Act, No. 5 of 1986
  • Grant of Citizenship to Stateless Persons (Special Provisions) Act, No. 39 of 1988
  • Sri Lanka Disaster Management Act, No. 13 of 2005
  • Chemical Weapons Convention Act, No. 58 of 2007
  • Private Security Agencies Act, No. 45 of 1998
  • Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, No. 1 of 2008
  • Drug Dependent Persons (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act, No. 54 of 2007
  • National Dangerous Drugs Control Board Act, No. 11 of 1984
  • Ranaviru Seva Authority Act, No. 54 of 1999
  • Api Wenuwen Api Fund Act, No. 6 of 2008

 

Related institutional and legal framework under the Minister of Finance

Departments, statutory institutions and

public corporations

Laws and ordinance to be implemented
1) Treasury affairs

  1.  General Treasury
  2. Department of Fiscal Policy
  3. Department of National Budget
  4. Department of Management Services
  5. Department of External Resources
  6. Department of Public Finance
  7. Department of Treasury Operations
  8. Department of State Accounts
  9. Department of Trade and Investment Policies
  10. Department of Information Technology Management
  11. Department of Legal Affairs
  12. Department of Management Audit
  13. Department of Development Finance
  14. Department of Public Enterprises
  15. National Operations Centre

2) Government revenue management affairs

  1. Department of Inland Revenue
  2. Sri Lanka Customs
  3. Department of Excise
  4. National Lotteries Board
  5. Development Lotteries Board
  6. Import and Export Control Department

3) Bank Financial and Capital Market Policies and Regulatory Affairs

  1. Central Bank of Sri Lanka
  2. All State Banks, Financial, Insurance and
    their subsidiaries and related institutions
  3. Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
  4. Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies
  5. Credit Information Bureau
  6. Department of Registrar of Companies
  7. Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
  8. Sri Lanka Export Credit Corporation
  9. Housing Development Finance Corporation
  10. State Mortgage and Investment Bank

4) Funds Management

  1. Lady Lochore Fund
  2. Strike, Riot, Civil Commotion and
    Terrorism Fund
  3. National Insurance Trust Fund
  4. Employees’ Trust Fund
  5. Shrama Vasana Fund
  6. National Health Development Fund
  7. Kidney Fund
  8. Tea Shakthi Fund
  9. Kapruka Fund
  10. Public Service Pensioners’ Trust Fund
  11. Skills Development Fund Ltd.
  12. Local Loans and Development Fund
  13. Sri Lanka Inventors Fund
  14. Thurusaviya Fund

5) Institutions to be liquidated or amalgamated with other institutions

  1. Department of Telecommunications
  2. Wildlife Trust
  3. Sri Lanka Media Training Institute
  4. Internal Trade Department
  5. Pulse Crops, Grain Research and Production Authority
  6. Janatha Fertilizer Enterprises Ltd
  7. Protection of Children National Trust Fund
  8. Institutions coming under the Revival
    (Removal) of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Act vested to the Secretary to the Treasury
  • Appropriation Acts
  • Customs Ordinance, No. 17 of 1956
  • Foreign Loans Act, No. 29 of 1957
  • Debits Tax Act, No. 12 of 2007
  • Betting and Gaming Levy Act, No. 40 of 1998
  • Casino Business (Regulation) Act, No. 17 of 2010
  • Economic Service Charge Act, No. 13 of 2006
  • Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52)
  • Finance Leasing Act, No. 56 of 2000
  • Financial Transactions Reporting Act, No. 6 of 2006
  • Public Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act, No. 3 of 2003
  • Inland Revenue Act, No. 24 of 2017
  • Regulation of Insurance Industry Act, No. 43 of 2000
  • Lady Lochore Fund Act, No. 38 of 1951
  • Local Treasury Bills Ordinance, No. 38 of 1923
  • Nation Building Tax Act, No. 9 of 2009
  • Business Names Act, No. 07 of 1987
  • Companies Act No. 07 of 2007
  • Trade Marks Act No. 30 of 1964
  • Cheetus Ordinance No. 61 of 1935
  • Public Contract Act No. 03 0f 1987
  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act, No. 5 of 2006
  • Import and Export (Control) Act, No. 1 of 1969
  • Stamp Duty (Special Provisions) Act, No. 12 of 2006
  • Stamps Duty Act, No. 43 of 1982
  • Value Added Tax Act, No. 14 of 2002
  • Finance Act, No. 38 of 1971
  • Environment Conservation Levy Act, No. 26 of 2008
  • Tax Appeals Commission Act, No. 23 of 2008
  • Development Lotteries Board Act, No. 20 of 1997
  • Sri Lanka Export Credit Insurance Act, No. 15 of 1978
  • Monetary Law Act No. 58 of 1949
  • National Savings Bank Act, No. 30 of 1971
  • People’s Bank Act, No. 29 of 1961
  • Bank of Ceylon Ordinance No. 53 of 1938
  • Banking Act, No. 30 of 1988
  • Recovery of loans by Banks (Special Provisions) Act, No. 4 of 1990
  • Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No. 36 of1987
  • National Insurance Trust Fund Act, No. 28 of 2006
  • Employees’ Trust Fund (Special Provisions) Act No. 19 of 1993
  • Employees Trust Fund Act, No. 46 of 1980
  • Excise (Special Provisions) Act, No. 13 of 1989
  • Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance No. 07 of 1937
  • Payment and Settlement Systems Act, No. 28 of 2005
  • Finance Business Act, No. 42 of 2011
  • Foreign Exchange Act, No. 12 of 2017
  • Insurance Corporation Act, No. 02 of 1961
  • Shrama Vasana Fund Act No. 12 of 1998
  • Tea Shakthi Fund Act, No. 47 of 2000
  • Kapruka Fund Act, No. 31 of 2005
  • Local loans and Development Fund Act No. 22 of 1916
  • Thurusaviya Fund Act, No. 23 of 2000
  • Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka Act, No. 18 of 1990
  • Rehabilitation of the Visually Handicapped Trust Fund Act No. 9 of 1992
  • Sri Lanka State Mortgage and Investment Bank Act, No. 13 of 1975
  • Payment Devices Frauds Act, No. 30 of 2006
  • Housing Development Finance Corporation Act, No. 07 of 1997
  • Revival (Removal) of Underperforming Enterprises or Underutilized Assets Act, No. 12 of 2019
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Act, No. 23 of 1959

 

Related institutional and legal framework under the Foreign Minister

Departments, statutory institutions and

public corporations

Laws and ordinance to be implemented
  1. Diplomatic Missions abroad
  2. National Oceanic Affairs Committee Secretariat
  3. Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Consular Functions Act, No. 4 of 1981
  • Diplomatic Privileges Act, No. 9 of 1996
  • Voluntary social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980

 

Related institutional and legal framework under the State Minister of Skills Development, Vocational Education, Research and Innovation

Departments, statutory institutions and public corporations Laws and ordinance to be implemented
  1. National Institute of Business Management and affiliated institutions
  2. University of Vocational Technology
  3. National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering (Ocean University)
  4. Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka
  5. National Apprenticeship and Industrial Training Authority
  6. Ceylon German Technical Training Institute
  7. Department of Technical Education and Training
  8. National Institute of Fundamental Studies
  9. Sri Lanka Inventors’ Commission
  10. National Engineering Research and Development Centre
  11. National Research Council
  12. Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology & Innovation
  13. Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission
  14. National Science Foundation
  15. Planetarium of Sri Lanka
  16. Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
  17. Hardy Institute of Technology
  18. National Innovation Agency
  • University of Vocational Technology Act, No. 31 of 2008
  • Ocean University of Sri Lanka Act No. 31 of 2014
  • National Institute Of Business Management Law, No. 23 of 1976
  • Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka Act, No. 12 of 1995
  • National Innovation Agency Act No. 22 of 2019
  • Science and Technology Development Act, No. 11 of 1994
  • Sri Lanka National Research Council Act, No. 11 of 2016
  • Sri Lanka Inventors Incentives Act, No. 53 of 1979
  • National Institute of Technical Education of Sri Lanka Act, No. 59 of 1998
  • State Industries Corporations Act, No. 49 of 1957
  • Tertiary and Vocational Education Act, No. 20 of 1990
  • Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka Act, No. 55 of 1981
  • Ceylon German Technical Training Institute.
  • Act, No. 15 of 2017

Related institutional and legal framework under the Minister of Mass Media

Departments, statutory institutions and

public corporations

Laws and ordinance to be implemented
  1. Right to Information Commission
  2. Department of Government Printing
  3. Department of Government Information
  4. Sri Lanka Press Council
  5. Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
  6. Independent Television Network
  7. Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation
  8. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.
  9. Lanka Puwath Ltd
  10. Selacine Rupavahini Institute
  11. Sri Lanka Foundation
  12. Postal Department
  13. Sri Lanka Institute of Printing
  • Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016
  • Sri Lanka Press Council Act, No. 5 of 1973
  • Ceylon Broadcasting Corporation Act No. 37 of 1966
  • Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (Special Provisions) Act No. 8 of 1996
  • Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Act No. 6 of 1986
  • The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon, Limited (Special Provisions) Act No. 28 of 1973
  • Newspapers Ordinance, No. 5 of 1839
  • Sri Lanka Foundation Law No. 31 of 1973
  • Stamp Ordinance, No. 22 of 1909
  • Post Office Ordinance, No. 1
    1 of 1908
  • Sri Lanka Institute of Printing Act, No. 18 of 1984

(Colombo/Nov18/2021)

 

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