Marriage Registration (Amendment)

Marriage Registration (Amendment)

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

[6th November
, 2006
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Marriage Registration (Amendment) Act, No. 38 of 2006

Amendment of Section 6 of Chapter 112.

2. Section 6 of the Marriage Registration Ordinance (Chapter 112) is hereby amended as follows :-

(1) by the renumbering of that section as subsection (1) of section 6; and

(2) by the insertion immediately after the renumbered subsection (1) of the following new subsections :-

“(2) A person shall be disqualified from being appointed or continuing as a Registrar if he –

(a) becomes a Member of Parliament; or

(b) becomes a Member of a Provincial Council; or

(c) becomes a member of a Local Authority; or

(d) is holding any paid officer under the Republic; or

(e) is engaged in a profession that would prejudicially affect the duties of a Registrar.

(3) Where any Registrar becomes disqualified from continuing as such by virtue of subsection (2), the Registrar-General shall have the power to remove such person from the post of Registrar with the approval of the Minister by Order published in the Gazette and such removal shall take effect on the date specified in such Order.

(4) In the event of a vacancy occurring in the post of Registrar as a result of any resignation or any removal from office, any other person shall, having regard to the provisions of this section, be appointed to fill the vacancy.”.

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.