Section No : Legislative Enactments MEDIATION(SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF DISPUTES)Marginal Notes1. This Act may be cited as the Mediation (Special Categories of Disputes) Act, No. 21 of 2003.2. Subject and matters in respect of which the Act shall apply. 3. Special Mediation Board Areas. 4. Appointment of Panel of Mediators. 5. Term of office and remuneration payable to members of a Panel. 6. Filling of vacancies in a Panel. 7. Jurisdiction of the Special Mediation Boards. 8. No action to be instituted without a certificate or non-settlement. 9. Reference by court or labour tribunal. 10. Constitution of Mediation Board. 11. Duties of a Board. 12. Duties of parties to a dispute. 13. Where settlement is reached. 14. Where no settlement is possible. 15. Time limit within which Board must act. 16. Members to be bound by a Code of conduct. 17. Failure to comply with or violation of settlement. 18. Certificates of non-settlement receivable in evidence. 19. Representation. 20. Privilege of witnesses. 21. Prescription. 22. Grama Seva Niladhan to assist the Board. 23. Members of Board deemed to be public servants. 24. Board deemed to be a Scheduled Institution. 25. Defect in the constitution of the Board not to invalidate acts and proceedings of the Board. 26. Where there IS a mediation agreement, no action to be instituted without sufficient proof of non-settlement 27. Regulations. 28. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency. 29. Interpretation.