Civil Procedure Code (Amendment)

Civil Procedure Code (Amendment)

BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-

[22nd February
, 2005
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Civil Procedure Code (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 2005.

Amendment of section 544 of Chapter 101.

2. Section 544 of the Civil Procedure Code is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section as follows :-

(1) by the substitution in paragraph (e) thereof for the words and figures “within the meaning of the Banking Act, No. 30 of 1988,” of the words and figures “within the meaning of the Banking Act, No. 30 of 1988; ” ; and

(2) by the addition immediately after paragraph (e) thereof the following new paragraph :-

“(f) any instrument relating to any monetary interest (other than a bearer instrument or a negotiable instrument) issued by a company or other body of persons established in terms of any law for the time being in force,”;

(3) by the addition at the end of that subsection of the following :-

“For the purposes of paragraph (f) of this subsection –

“instrument” means a legally enforceable agreement expressing a contractual right to the payment of money ; and

“bearer instrument” means a negotiable instrument transferable from one person to another, upon certain conditions being met.”.

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

3. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.