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Marginal Notes
1. 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 officers
3. Establishment of Welfare Benefits Board
4. Composition of the Board.
5. Term of office &c. of the Board.
6. Powers of the Board
7. Selection of persons eligible to receive welfare benefit payments.
8. Delegation of powers of the Board.
9. Welfare Benefit payment Scheme.
10. Selection Committees
11. objections
12. Appeals Committees
13. Additional information
14. Tendering false information an offence.
15. Duties of Divisional Secretaries.
16. Procedure on default
17. Board to maintain and operate bank accounts &c.
18. Accounts of the Board
19. Expenses of the Board
20. Offences
21. Offences by public officers
22. 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 Relief
25. Minister to issue directions.
26. Finality of decisions of the Board.
27. Regulations.
28. Interpretation
29. In case of inconsistency this Act to prevail.
30. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.