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1. This Act may be cited as the Mines and Mineral, Act, No. 33 of 1992, and shall come into operation on such date (hereinafter referred to as the " appointed date ") as the Minister may appoint by Order published in the Gazette.
2. Establishment of the Geological Survey Mines Bureau.
3. Board of Management of the Bureau.
4. Members of the Board of Management.
5. The Chairman and the conduct of business.
6. Director of Geological Survey and Mines.
7. Board may act despite vacancy.
8. Delegation of powers of the Board.
9. Members of the Board to disclose interest in any project undertaking or contract proposed to be made by the Bureau .
10. Remuneration of the members of the Board.
11. Seal of the Bureau.
12. Functions of the Bureau.
13. Power of the Bureau .
14. Appointment of public officers to the staff of the bureau .
15. Officers and servants of the Bureau deemed to be public servants.
16. Bureau to be a Scheduled institution within the meaning of the Bribery Act
17. The Fund of the Bureau.
18. Financial year of the bureau and audit accounts.
19. Minister's direction to the board.
20. Acquisition of immovable property under the Land Acquisition act.
21. Protection for action taken under this Act or on the direction of the Bureau.
22. Vesting of property of the Department of Geological Survey in the Bureau.
23. Transfer and vesting of contracts, rights, &c.
24. Transfer to give absolute title to the Bureau of immovable property.
25. Third Party rights not to be prejudiced.
26. Ownership and discovery of minerals.
27. This Act not to affect hydrocarbons.
28. Mining &c. to be under the authority of a licence.
29. Restriction on issue of licences.
30. Restriction on powers to issue licences.
31. Areas In respect of which no licences shall be issued.
32. Closed and reserved areas.
33. Reserved minerals &c.
34. Application for licence.
35. Issue of licence .
36. Renewal of a licence.
37. Cancellation of a licence.
38. The Bureau shall communicate its decision to the applicant or licensee together with its reasons therefor.
39. Appeals.
40. Appeals to the supreme Court.
41. Termination of licence.
42. No licence required for search or development for mineral water
43. Bureau to be in charge of the administration of this Act.
44. Powers of the Bureau.
45. Taking of samples by officers of the Bureau authorized persons.
46. Powers of officers &c of the Bureau.
47. Investigation on state land.
48. Requirements of a licence to explore for Minerals.
49. Right of licence under mining licence to mine for all minerals in the area specified in the licence.
50. Holder of a licence to maintain books records &c.
51. Right of a holder of a licence to posses area specified in licence.
52. Holder of a licence not to interfere with owner or occupier of the land.
53. Holder of a licence may erect or install plant machinery &c.
54. Right of the state and Bureau to plant, buildings &c. in the event of an emergency.
55. Restriction on employment of females.
56. Restriction on employment of person.
57. Hours of work for young person.
58. Hours of work for adults.
59. Time spent in descent and ascent.
60. Sanitary and medical equipment.
61. Protection of environment.
62. Interpretation.
63. Offence.
64. Regulations.
65. Amendment of the Crown Lands Ordinance (Chapter 454).
66. Amendment of the Coast Conservation Act, No. 57 of 1981.
67. Limits on Provincial Council to impose taxes on minerals.
68. Repeals.
69. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.
70. Interpretation