Section No :  
Legislative Enactments
Marginal Notes
1. This Act may be cited as the Official Languages Commission Act, No. 18 of 1991 and shall come into operation in respect of all or any of its provisions on such date or dates as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette.
2. Establishment of the official Languages Commission.
3. The Commission to be a body corporate.
4. Seal of the Commission,
5. Members of the Commission.
6. Objects of the Commission.
7. Powers of the Commission.
8. Appointment of Committees.
9. Term of office of the members of the Commission.
10. Resignation and temporary absence from Sri Lanka.
11. Remuneration.
12. Meetings.
13. Chief executive officer.
14. Appointment &c. of the staff at the Commission.
15. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the Commission.
16. Government to provide adequate funds.
17. Financial year and the audit of accounts.
18. Investigation of complaints.
19. Commission may refuse or cease to investigate.
20. Procedure to be followed in carrying out investigation.
21. Powers of the Commission in relation to the conduct of investigations.
22. No right heard a matter
23. Commission to make a report of its investigation.
24. Petition to be made to the Supreme Court in certain circumstances.
25. Application to be made to the High Court of the Province in certain circumstances.
26. Supreme Court to direct High Court of a Province to transfer any application to it.
27. Court to grant relief as it considers just and equitable.
28. Public officers required to perform official duties in any relevant language to be guilty of an offence in certain circumstances.
29. Provisions of this Act not to prejudice a right of action in any court or forum.
30. Commission to have power to undertake investigation on its own initiative.
31. Commission to issue policy papers on any matters relating to use of either official Languages..
32. Commission to submit an annual report.
33. Members, officers and servants of the Commission deemed to be pubic servants.
34. Commission deemed to be a Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act.
35. Protection of members and officers of the Commission for action taken under this Act on the direction of the Commission.
36. No writ to issue person or property of a member.
37. Offences.
38. Offences by bodies of persons.
39. Interpretations.
40. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.