Section No :  
Legislative Enactments
Marginal Notes
1. This Act may be cited as the Coconut Development Act.
2. Establishment of Boards. [2, 7 of 2019]
2A. Working Director of a Board. [3, 7 of 2019]
3. Members of the Board.
4. Disqualification.
5. Terms of office of members.
6. Resignation and removal of members.
7. Appointment of acting members.
8. Eligibility of members for reappointment.
9. Quorum for meeting of the Board.
10. Procedure at meeting of the Board.
11. Who may preside at meetings
12. Vacancy among members not to invalidate the acts of the Board.
13. Remuneration of members the Board.
14. Seal of the Board.
15. Board subject to direction and control by the Authority.
16. Member to disclose interest in contract proposed to be made by the Board.
17. Members and employees of the Board deemed to be public servants.
18. Board deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.
19. Delegation of functions and powers by the Board.[ 2,8 of 1986]
20. Functions of the Board.
21. No function of the board to be enforceable in court
22. Powers of the Board-
23. Special powers of the Board,
24. Coconut Development Authority.
25. Authority to be a corporation,
26. Members of the Authority [ 2,40 of 1987]
27. Quorum for meeting of the Authority. [ 3,40 of 1987]
28. Authority subject to direction and control by Minister.
29. Provisions of sections 4,5,6,7, 8, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19 to apply.
30. Functions of the Authority.
31. Powers of the Authority.
32. Capital of the Board.
33. Coconut cess.
34. Authority "to receive sums voted or authorized by Parliament.
35. Financial year.
36. Budget to be approved by Minister.
37. The Authority to make payments to the Board
38. Incurring of expenditure.
39. Power to borrow.
40. Exemption from customs duty.
41. Accounts.
42. Audit of accounts.
43. The Auditor-General's report.
44. The Auditor-General's report to be transmitted to the Minister.
45. Management of coconut plantation by Authority or Board.
46. Expenses of management to be recovered from proprietor.
47. Prevention of or obstruction to persons acting under section 45 or section 46.
48. Acquisition of a coconut plantation.
49. Absolute title to acquired coconut plantation.
50. Provisions of Sri Lanka State Trading corporations Act to apply.
51. Regulations. [ 2, 7 of 1986]
52. Transfer of State property and certain contracts and liabilities to the Board or to the Authority.
53. Power to acquire land compulsorily.
54. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Board or of the Authority.
55. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Board or the Authority.
56. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Board or the Authority.
57. Offences.
58. Board to take over business of other Boards.
59. Boards which are subject to direction and control of the Authority.
60. Minister's power to mitigate hardship.
61. This Act to have precedence over other written law.
62. interpretation. [ 3,8 of 1986]
63. Reference to coconut to be construed as including reference to palmyrah, and certain other palms. [2, Law 24 of 1975]