View All - 2002 Acts Section No : Acts & Ordinances WELFARE BENEFITSMarginal Notes1. This Act may be cited as the welfare Benefits Act, No. 24 of 2002 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette appoint (hereinafter referred to as the "appointed date").2. Appointment of officers3. Establishment of Welfare Benefits Board4. Composition of the Board.5. Term of office &c. of the Board.6. Powers of the Board7. Selection of persons eligible to receive welfare benefit payments.8. Delegation of powers of the Board.9. Welfare Benefit payment Scheme.10. Selection Committees11. objections12. Appeals Committees13. Additional information14. Tendering false information an offence.15. Duties of Divisional Secretaries.16. Procedure on default17. Board to maintain and operate bank accounts &c.18. Accounts of the Board19. Expenses of the Board20. Offences21. Offences by public officers22. Recovery in case of incorrect payments.23. Omission and addition of names to the list of persons eligible to receive welfare benefit payments.24. Emergency Relief25. Minister to issue directions.26. Finality of decisions of the Board.27. Regulations.28. Interpretation29. In case of inconsistency this Act to prevail.30. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.