View All - 1996 Acts Section No : Acts & Ordinances PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIESMarginal Notes1. This Act may be cited as the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, No. 28 of 1996, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed date").2. Establishment of the National council for persons with Disabilities.3. Constitution of the Council.4. Term of office of appointed members.5. Removal and resignation of appointed members.6. Remuneration of members.7. The chairman and the conduct of business.8. Acts not invalidated by reason of a vacancy.9. Delegation of Powers to members.10. Secretary to the Council.11. Seal of the Council.12. Principal function of the Council.13. Other functions of the Council.14. Powers of the Council.15. Staff of the council.16. Appointment public officers to the staff of the Council.17. The Fund of the Council.18. Audit and accounts.19. Investment of moneys of the Council.20. Registration with the Council.21. Application for registration.22. Grant of certificate.23. Provisions for the protection advancement of persons with disabilities.24. Remedy for the contravention of the provisions of section 23.25. Regulations.26. Power of Council to make rules.27. Officers and servants of the Council deemed to be public servants within the meaning of the Penal Code.28. Council deemed to be Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.29. Protection of members and officers of the Council for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Council.30. No writ to issue against person or property of a member.31. Returns.32. Power of Council to authorize any officer to enter and inspect premises.33. Powers of inspection and search .34. Offences.35. Offences by bodies of persons.36. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.37. Interpretation.