Section No : Legislative Enactments NATIONAL SCIENCE COUNCILMarginal Notes1. This Law may be cited as the National Science Council of Sri Lanka Law.2. Establishment of the National Science Council of Sri Lanka.3. Duties of the Council,4. Powers of the Council.5. Council to comply with Ministers directions.6. Constitution of the council-[ 2, 7 of 1980]7. Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Council.8. Term of office of the members of the Council.9. Power of the Minister to remove from office a member of the Council.10. Resignation of members11. Casual vacancies among members12. Temporary appointments of member of the council.13. Eligibility of members for reappointment.14. Act or proceeding of the Council deemed not to be invalid by reason of any vacancy, or defect in the appointment, of a member.15. Application of the seal of the Council.16. Remuneration of members of the Board. [3,7 of 1980]17. Meetings of the Council,18. Executive Committee.19. Working committees of the Council.20. Appointment of the Secretary-General and other officers and servants of the Council.21. Powers of the Council in regards to the staff of the Council.22. The Fund of the Council.23. Exemption from taxes and duties.24. Financial year.25. Application of the provisions of the Public Corporations (Financial Control) Act.26. Power of Council to make rules,27. Members, officers and servants of the council deemed to be public servants.28. The Council deemed to be a scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act,29. Protection for action taken under this Law or on the direction of the Council.30. No writ to issue against person or property of a member of the Council.31. Contracts.32. Acquisition of immovable property under the land Acquisition Act for the Council.33. State property both movable and immovable to be made available to the Council.34. Returns and information.35. Power to enter any land or premises.36. Offences and penalties.37. This Law to prevail over other written law.40. Interpretation.