Licensing Of Clubs (Amendment)

Licensing Of Clubs (Amendment)


BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :
Short title.
1. This Act may be cited as the Licensing of Clubs (Amendment) Act, No. 14 of 1980.
Amendment of section 2 of Law No. 17 of 1975.
2. Section 2 of the Licensing of Clubs Law, No. 17 of 1975 (hereinafter referred to as the ” principal enactment “) is Hereby amended as follows:

(1) by the insertion, immediately after subsection (1) of that section, of the following new subsection :

“(1A) Notwithstanding anything, in. subsection (I), no club formed on or after the specified date shall be maintained within the administrative limits of any local authority except under one authority of a licence issued by the Chairman of such local authority.
In this subsection, ” specified date ” means such date as may be specified by the Minister for the purposes of this subsection by Order published in the Gazette.”; and
(2) by the substitution, in subsection (3) of that section, for the words ” maintained in contravention of subsection (1) “, of the words “maintained in. contravention of the provisions of subsection (1) or subsection (1A) “.
Amendment of section 4 of the principal enactment.
3. Section 4 of the principal enactment is hereby amended by the substitution, for the proviso to that section. of the following proviso : –
” Provided, however, that the fees so prescribed shall not exceed the following limits :
Amendment of section 7 of the principal enactment.
4. Section 7 of the principal enactment is hereby amended by the substitution, for the words ” two weeks “, of the words ” four weeks “.
(a)in the case of the Colombo Municipal Council …5,000
(b)in the case of any other Colombo Municipal Council …5,000
(c)in the case of any Urban Council …1,500
(c)in the case of any Town Council or Village Council …350.”.
Replacement of the principal enactment.
5. Section 24 of the principal enactment is hereby repealed and the following section substituted therefor:

“Offences and penalties.

(1) Every person who commits an offence under this Law or under any regulation made thereunder shall, on conviction after trial before a Magistrate, be liable. notwithstanding the provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, No. 15 of 1979 or any other law, to imprisonment of either description for a period not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding five thousand rupees or to both such fine and imprisonment.
(2) Where a fine imposed tinder this Law is recovered the court may direct that such to the fees payable to the local authority as is prescribed by the Minister under section 4 of this Law be paid to the fund of the local authority within the administrative limits of which the club in relation to which the offence was committed is situate.”.