Buddhist Temporalities (Amendment)

Buddhist Temporalities (Amendment)

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

[26th February
, 1992
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Buddhist Temporalities (Amendment) Act, No 3 of 1992.

Amendment of section 2 of Chapter 318.

2. Section 2 of the Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance (hereinafter referred to as the “principal enactment”) is hereby amended as follows:-

(a) by the insertion immediately after the definition of “court”, of the following new definition:-

‘ “local authority” means a Municipal Council constituted under the Municipal Councils Ordinance (Chapter 252), an Urban Council constituted under the Urban Council Ordinance (Chapter 255), or a Pradeshiya Sabha constituted under the Pradeshiya Sabha Act, No. 15 of 1987 and includes any authority created and established by or under any written law to excise, perform and discharge powers, duties and functions corresponding to, or similar to, the powers, duties, and functions exercised, performed and discharged by any such Council or Sabha ; ‘ ;

(b) by the insertion immediately after the definition of “paraveni panguwa”, of the following new definition:- ‘

“Provincial Council” means a Provincial Council established by Article 154A of the Constitution ;.

Amendment of section 14 of the principal enactment.

3. Section 14 of the principal enactment is hereby amended by the insertion immediately after the paragraph (c) of that section, of the new paragraph:-

” (cc) if he is elected as a Member of Parliament, a member of a Provincial Council, or a member of a local authority;”.

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency .

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