1. Police and Public order.- Public order and the exercise of police powers, to
the extent set out in Appendix I, within the Province, but not including National Defence, National Security and the use of any armed forces or any other forces
under the control of the Government of Sri Lanka in aid of the civil power and not
including the city of Colombo, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kotte, and their environs the
limits of which shall be specified by the President by Order published in the Gazette.
2. Planning- Implementation of provincial economic plans.
3. Education and Educational Services.- Education to the extent set out in
4. Local Government -
4:1 Local authorities for the purpose of Local Government and village
administration, such as Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and
Pradeshiya Sabhas, except that, the constitution, form and structure of
local authorities shall be determined by law;
4:2 Supervision of the administration of Local Authorities established by
law, including the power of dissolution (subject to such quasi-judicial
inquiries into the grounds for dissolution and legal remedies in respect
thereof, as may be provided by law and subject to provisions relating to
audit as may be provided by law);
4:3 Local Authorities will have the powers vested in them under existing law.
Municipal Councils and Urban Councils will have the powers vested in
them under the Municipal Councils Ordinance and the Urban Councils
Ordinance, Pradeshiya Sabha will have the powers vested in them
under existing law. It will be open to a Provincial Council to confer
additional powers on local authorities but not to take away their powers;
4:4 Gramodaya Mandalayas will have the powers vested in Gramodaya
Mandalayas under existing law. It will be open to a Provincial Council
to confer additional powers on Gramodaya Mandalayas.
5. Provincial Housing and Construction -
5:1 Implementing, co-ordinating, supervising and monitoring provincial
housing development programmes and projects (other than National
Housing Development Authority projects) including aided self- help
housing projects, housing loans and the provision of building materials;
5:2 The implementation of the Protection of Tenants Act and the Rent Act
within a Province;
5:3 Construction activity in respect of subjects in this List.
6. Roads and bridges and ferries thereon within the Province,
(a) national highways;
(b) bridges and ferries on national highways
7. Social Services and Rehabilitation -
7:1 Probation and Child Care Services;
7:2 The Rehabilitation of destitute persons and families;
7:3 Rehabilitation and welfare of physically, mentally and socially
7:4 Relief of the disabled and unemployable
8. Regulation of road passenger carriage services and the carriage of
goods by motor vehicles within the Province and the provisions of interprovincial road transport services.
9. Agriculture and Agrarian Services -
9:1 Agriculture, including agricultural extension, promotion and education
for provincial purposes and agricultural services (other than in interprovincial irrigation and land settlement schemes, State land and
9:2 Rehabilitation and maintenance of minor irrigation works;
9:3 Agricultural research save and except institutions designated as national agricultural research institutions.
10. Rural Development
11. Health -
11:1 The establishment and maintenance of public hospitals, rural hospitals,
maternity homes, dispensaries (other than teaching hospitals and
hospitals established for special purposes);
11:2 Public health services, health education, nutrition, family health
maternity and child care, food and food sanitation, environmental health;
11:3 Formulation and implementation of Health Development Plan and
of the Annual Health Plan for the Province;
11:4 The provision of facilities for all institutions referred to in 1 above
within the Province, excluding the procurement of drugs;
11:5 Awarding of Scholarships for Post-Graduate Education within
Sri Lanka to personnel attached to the Institutions specified in 1
12. Indigenous Medicine - Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani -
12:1 Establishment of Ayurvedic dispensaries and hospitals, grants to
such dispensaries and hospitals;
12:2 Establishment and maintenance of herbaria;
13:1 Rest houses maintained by local authorities; and
13:2 Circuit bungalows presently administered by Government
departments whose functions are exclusively specified in this List.
14. Pawn brokers - Pawn brokers other than pawn brokers business carried on
15. Markets, fairs.
16. Food supply and distribution within the Province.
17. Co-operatives -
17:1 Co-operative undertakings and the organization, registration,
supervision and audit of co-operative societies within the Province;
17:2 Co-operative development within the Province including
co-operative education and propaganda;
17:3 Provincial Co-operative Employees Commission;
17:4 Matters connected with employment, promotion, retirement and
other connected matters of employees of co-operative societies
within the Province.
18. Land.- Land, that is to say, rights in or over land, land tenure, transfer and
alienation of land, land use, land settlement and land improvement, to the extent set
out in Appendix II.
19. Irrigation.- Planning, designing, implementation, supervision and
maintenance of all irrigation works, other than irrigation schemes relating to rivers
running through more than one Province or inter provincial irrigation and land
20. Animal husbandry.- Preservation, protection and improvement of stock
and prevention of animal diseases within the Province.
21. Subject to the formulation and implementation of National Policy in regard
to development and planning, the power to promote, establish and engage in
agricultural, industrial, commercial and trading enterprises and other incomegenerating projects, within the Province without prejudice to the power of the
Government and Public Corporations to have such enterprises and projects.
(This would include the promotion of scientific and industrial research
within the Province and the preparation, co-ordination and the implementation of
industrial development plans for the Province).
22. Reformatories, Borstal institutions and other institutions of a like nature
and persons detained therein, arrangements with other Provinces for the use of such
23. Possession, transport, purchase and sale of intoxicating liquors.
24. Burials and burial grounds, cremations and cremation grounds, other than
those declared by or under law made by Parliament to be national memorial
25:1 Libraries, Museums and other similar institutions controlled or
financed by a Provincial Council;
25:2 Ancient and historical monuments and records other than those
declared by or under law made by Parliament to be of national
26. The regulation of mines and mineral development, to the extent permitted
by or under any law made by Parliament, within the Province.
27. Incorporation, regulation and judicial winding up of corporations with
objects confined to the Province, excluding trading corporations, banking, insurance
and financial corporations.
28. Regulation of unincorporated trading, literary, scientific, religious and
other societies and associations.
29:1 Theatres and dramatic performances, music, cinemas,
entertainments and amusements, excluding the sanctioning of
cinematograph films for exhibition and public performances.
29:2 Encouragement and development of sports (other than national
30. Betting and gambling, other than imposition of licence fees and taxes.
31. Provincial debt.
32. Offences against statutes with respect to any of the matters specified in this
33. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this List, excluding fees taken in any
34. Development, conservation and management of sites and facilities in the
Province for the generation and promotion of electrical energy (other than
hydro- electric power and power generated to feed the national grid).
35. The borrowing of money to the extent permitted by or under any law made
36:1 Turnover taxes on wholesale and retail sales within such limits and
subject to such exemptions as may be prescribed by law made by
36:2 Betting taxes, and taxes on prize competitions and lotteries, other than
National Lotteries and lotteries organized by the Government of Sri
36:3 Licence taxes, arrack, toddy rents, tapping licence fees and liquor
36:4 Motor vehicle licence fees within such limits and subject to such
exemptions as may be prescribed by law made by Parliament;
36:5 Dealership licence taxes on drugs and other chemicals;
36:6 Stamp duties on transfer of properties, such as lands and motor cars;
36:7 Toll collections;
36:8 Fines imposed by courts;
36:9 Fees charged under the Medical Ordinance;
36:10 Fees charged under the Motor Traffic Act;
36:11 Departmental fees in respect of any of the matters specified in this List;
36:12 Fees under the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance;
36:13 Fees on lands alienated under the Land Development Ordinance and
Crown Lands Ordinance;
36:14 Court fees, including stamp fees on documents produced in court;
36:15 Regulatory charges under the Weights and Measures Ordinance;
36:16 Land revenue, including the assessment and collection of revenue and
maintenance of land records for revenue purposes;
36:17 Taxes on lands and buildings including the property of the State to the
extent permitted by law made by Parliament;
36:18 Taxes on mineral rights within such limits and subject to such
exemptions as may be prescribed by law made by Parliament;
36:19 Licensing fees on the possession, transport, purchase and sale of
36:20 Other taxation within the Province in order to raise revenue for
provincial purposes to the extent permitted by or under any law made
37. Protection of environment within the Province to the extent permitted by or
under any law made by Parliament.
Law and Order
1. The subject devolved shall be described as follows:-
Public Order and the exercise of Police powers as set out in this Appendix
within the Province, but not including -
(a) national defence;
(b) national security; and
(c) the use of any armed forces or any other forces under the control of
the Government of Sri Lanka in aid of the civil power.
2. The I.G.P. shall be the head of the Sri Lanka Police
Force, The Sri Lanka Police Force shall be divided into -
(a) the National Division (including Special Units); and
(b) a Provincial Division for each Province.
2:1 The National Division shall consist of the I.G.P., (D.I.GG.,
S.S.PP., A.S.PP.,) and other ranks recruited at the national level.
2:2 A Provincial Division shall consist of the D.I.G., S.S.PP., S.PP
and A.S.PP., all seconded from the National Division and
Provincial Assistant Superintendents of Police, Chief Inspectors,
Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Sergeants and Constables recruited in
the Province. Members of the Provincial Division shall be eligible
for promotion to the National Division.
189[23, 17 of 2001]
[3. Recruitment to the National Police Division and promotion of Police
Officers in the Provincial Divisions to the National Division, shall be made by the
National Police Commission.]
3:1 The National Police Commission shall, before promoting any
police Officer serving in any Provincial Division to the National
Division, call for a Confidential Report on such Officer from the
relevant Provincial Police Commission and take the matters
specified in such report into consideration in deciding whether to
promote such Officer or not.
3:2 The Commission shall also be responsible for promotions, transfers
and disciplinary control of members of the National Division other
than the I.G.P. subject to paragraph 4:1 below.
3:3 It shall hear and determine appeals from officers seconded to
Provincial Divisions against whom disciplinary action has been
taken by Provincial Police Commissions.
3:4 It shall set standards for recruitment and promotion of Police
Officers of all Divisions and such standards shall be uniform for all
4. Recruitment to each Provincial Division shall be made by a Provincial
Police Commission composed of three members, namely -
(a) the D. I. G. of the Province;
(b) a person nominated by the Public Service Commission in
consultation with the President; and
(c) a nominee of the Chief Minister of the Province.
4:1 A Provincial Police Commission shall be responsible for transfers,
promotions and disciplinary control over officers in the Provincial
Division; for promotion of Officers of the National Division
seconded to the Provincial Division up to the rank of S.S.P.; and for
transfer and disciplinary control over officers seconded to the
Provincial Division, except the D.I.G.:
Provided that any Officer of the National Division seconded to
any Provincial Division against whom disciplinary action has been
taken by a Provincial Police Commission, shall have the right to
appeal to the National Police Commission, whose decision on such
appeal shall be final.
5. The National Police Commission or a Provincial Police Commission shall
be entitled to delegate such of its powers as may be prescribed to such other
person or authority as may be prescribed.
[23, 17 of 2001] 6. The I.G.P. shall appoint a D.I.G. for each Province with the concurrence of
the Chief Minister of the Province. However, where there is non agreement
between the Inspector-General of Police and the Chief Minister, the matter
190[will be referred to the National Police Commission], who, after due
consultations with the Chief Minister, shall make the appointment.
[23, 17 of 2001]
7. The cadres of Police Officers of all ranks of the National Division shall be
fixed by the Government of Sri Lanka. The cadre of Officers and other ranks of
each Provincial Division shall be fixed by the Provincial Administration
191[with the approval of the National
Police Commission], having regard to -
(a) the area of the Province;
(b) population of the Province; and
(c) such other criteria, as may be agreed to or prescribed.
These principles shall be uniformly applied to all Provincial Divisions.
7:1 The cadres of the Provincial Divisions shall be fixed on
ascertained principles such as population, area, number of Police
Stations involved and other relevant considerations. These
principles shall be applied to all Provincial Divisions without
7:2 The salary scales and perquisites of office enjoyed by the
various ranks in the National and Provincial Divisions shall be
determined by the Government of Sri Lanka after consultation
with the Chief Ministers of the Provinces. The salary scales
and perquisites of office as enjoyed by members of the
Provincial Divisions shall apply uniformly to all Provincial
8. The nature, type and quantity of fire-arms and ammunition and other
equipment for the National Division shall be determined by the National Police
Commission. The nature, type and quantity of fire-arms and ammunition and other
equipment for all Provincial Divisions shall be determined by the National Police
Commission after consultation with the Provincial Police Commission and uniform
standards and principles shall be applied for all Provincial Divisions.
9. Recruitment to the National Division shall be made at the ranks of P.C., S.I.,
and A.S.P., Recruitment to the Provincial Division shall be made at the ranks of
P.C., S.I., and P.A.S.P (rank referred to in paragraph 2:2 above).
9:1 Recruitment to the National Division shall be made by the
National Police Commission and recruitment to the Provincial
Division shall be made by the Provincial Police Commission
having regard to the standards of recruitment and other criteria
prescribed in this behalf:
Provided also that a recruit may, on appointment, set out
his preferences as to the Division in which he wishes to serve and
that he shall, if possible, be posted to the Division of his choice,
with the consent of the Division concerned.
9:2 The Government of Sri Lanka shall be responsible for the training
of all recruits to and of members of all Divisions of the Sri Lanka
192[23, 17 of 2001]
[The National Police Commission may, where he considers it
necessary provide for alternate training for members of any
10. Members of the National Division and the Provincial Divisions shall wear
the same uniforms and insignia of rank, provided that uniforms of the members of
each Division shall bear a distinctive shoulder flash, indicating the Division to which
10:1 There shall be one uniformed police force in each Province,
comprising of the members of the Provincial Division and the
officers seconded thereto. Members of the National Division
shall ordinarily be in plain clothes provided that they may wear
uniforms when performing any duties in respect of the
maintenance or restoration of public order as set out in
paragraph 12:2, 12:3 and 12:4. Provided also that the I.G.P. and
such other Officers as may be specified shall ordinarily be
attired in uniforms.
11. All Police Officers serving in units of the National Division and
Provincial Divisions in any Province shall function under the direction and control
of the D.I.G. of such Province.
11:1 The D.I.G. of the Province shall be responsible to and under the
control of the Chief Minister thereof in respect of the
maintenance of public order in the Province and the exercise of
police powers in the Province as set out in this Schedule.
11:2 The provisions of paragraph 11:1 above are subject to the qualifications
(a) upon the declaration of an emergency in the Province,
the President may assume such powers and
responsibilities of the Chief Minister and the Provincial
Administration in respect of public order within the
Province as he may, by regulation, provide; and
(b) where the President is of the opinion that the
security of or public order in a Province is threatened
by grave internal disturbance, he may, without the
declaration of an emergency, but in consultation with
the Chief Minister of such Province and subject to the
provisions of the Public Security Ordinance, by order,
deploy in aid of the civil power, any unit of the National
Division, in the Province for the purpose of restoring
Provided that every such order shall cease to be in force as soon
as the President is satisfied that public order has been restored or on
the expiry of thirty days from the date of the order, whichever is
12:1 The Provincial Division shall be responsible for the preservation of
public order within the Province and the prevention, detection and
investigation of all offences (except the offences specified in the
Schedule) and subject to the powers of the Attorney-General in terms
of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, the institution of prosecutions
in the relevant Courts in respect of such offences.
The National Division of the Sri Lanka Police Force shall be
responsible for the prevention, detection and investigation of all
offences specified in the Schedule and subject to the powers of the
Attorney-General in terms of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act, for
the institution of prosecutions in the relevant Courts in respect of such
12:2 Where the Chief Minister seeks the assistance of the National Division
to preserve public order within a Province, the I.G.P. shall deploy such
personnel of the National Division as are necessary for the purpose
and place them under the control of the D.I.G. of the Province.
12:3 Where a State of Emergency is declared in the Province, the I.G.P.
may deploy such units of the National Division as he deems necessary
in any Province for the restoration and maintenance of public order
within such Province.
12:4 Any offence which may ordinarily be investigated by a Provincial
Division may be investigated by the C.I.D. or any other unit of the National
(a) where the Chief Minister requests, that such investigation be
undertaken by the C.I.D. or any other unit of the National
(b) where the I.G.P. is of opinion that an investigation of such
offence by the C.I.D. or any other unit of the National Division is
necessary, in the public interest and directs, after consultation
with the Chief Minister and the approval of the AttorneyGeneral, that such offence be investigated by the C.I.D. or any
other unit of the National Division.
13. The National Division shall perform all the functions vested in a Provincial
Division, in any Province, for a period of one year or until a Provincial Division is
established in such Province, whichever is earlier.
14. All Gazetted officers of the National Division and Provincial Division shall
be required to attain the prescribed standard in Sinhala and Tamil. All Officers of the
rank of A.S.P. and above shall also be required to attain the prescribed standard of
Every recruit to the Sri Lanka Police Force shall have proficiency in his
mother tongue. For the first promotion he shall acquire proficiency in a language
other than his mother tongue. For the next promotion he shall acquire a knowledge
of the third language. The three languages recognized for this purpose are Sinhala,
Tamil and English.
List of Offences to be investigated by the National Police
1. Offences against the State.
2. Offences relating to the Navy, Army and Air Force.
3. Offences relating to the Elections.
4. Offences relating to Coins, Currency and Government Stamps.
5. Any Offence committed against the President.
6. Any Offence committed against a Public Officer, a Judicial Officer, or
the Speaker, or the Prime Minister or a Minister, or a Member of the Judicial
Service Commission, or a Member of the Public Service Commission or a
Deputy Minister or a Member of Parliament or the Secretary General of
Parliament or a Member of the President's Staff or a Member of the Staff
of the Secretary-General of Parliament.
7. Any Offence relating to property belonging to the State or a State
Corporation or Company or Establishment, the whole or part of the
capital whereof has been provided by the State.
8. Any Offence prejudicial to National Security or the maintenance of
9. Any Offence under any law relating to any matter in the Reserve List
other than such offences as the President may, by order published in the
10. Any Offence in respect of which Courts in more than one Province have
11. International Crimes.
Land and Land Settlement
State land shall continue to vest in the Republic and may be disposed of
in accordance with Article 33(d) and written law governing this matter.
Subject as aforesaid, land shall be Provincial Council Subject, subject to the
following special provisions:-
1. State land -
1:1 State land required for the purposes of the Government in a
Province, in respect of a reserved or concurrent subject may be
utilised by the Government in accordance with the laws governing
the matter. The Government shall consult the relevant Provincial
Council with regard to the utilisation of such land in respect of
1:2 Government shall make available to every Provincial Council State
land within the Province required by such Council for a Provincial
Council subject. The Provincial Council shall administer, control
and utilise such State land, in accordance with the laws and statutes
governing the matter.
1:3 Alienation or disposition of the State land within a Province to any
citizen or to any organisation shall be by the President, on the
advice of the relevant Provincial Council, in accordance with the
laws governing the matter.
2. Inter-Provincial Irrigation and Land Development Projects.
2:1 Such projects would comprise
irrigation and land development schemes -
(a) within the Province initiated by the State and which utilize
water from rivers flowing through more than one Province; a
Provincial Council however, may also initiate irrigation and
land development schemes within its Province utilizing water
from such rivers;
(b) within the Province which utilize water through diversions
from water systems from outside the Province; and
(c) all schemes where the command area falls within two or more
Provinces such as the Mahaweli Development Project.
2:2 These projects will be the responsibility of the Government of Sri
2:3 The principles and criteria regarding the size of holdings of
agricultural and homestead lands arising out of these projects will
be determined by the Government of Sri Lanka in consultation
with the Provincial Councils.
2:4 The selection of allottees for such lands will be determined by
the Government of Sri Lanka having regard to settler selection
criteria including degree of landlessness, income level, size of
family and agricultural background of the applicants. The actual
application of these principles, selection of allottees and other
incidental matters connected thereto will be within the powers of
the Provincial Councils.
2:5 The distribution of all allotments of such land in such projects
will be on the basis of national ethnic ratio. In the distribution of
allotments according to such ratios, priority will be given to
persons who are displaced by the project, landless of the District
in which the project is situated and thereafter the landless of the
2:6 Where the members of any community do not, or are unable to
take their entitlements of allotments from any such project, they
would be entitled to receive an equivalent number of allotments
in another Inter-Provincial Irrigation or Land Development
Scheme. This unused quota should be utilized within a given
2:7 The distribution of allotments in such projects on the basis of the
aforesaid principles would be done as far as possible so as not to
disturb very significantly the demographic pattern of the
Province and in accordance with the principle of ensuring
community cohesiveness in human settlements.
2:8 The administration and management of such projects will be done
by the Government of Sri Lanka.
3. National Land Commission.
3:1 The Government of Sri Lanka shall establish a National Land
Commission which would be responsible for the formulation of
national policy with regard to the use of State land. This
Commission will include representatives of all Provincial
Councils in the Island.
3:2 The National Land Commission will have a Technical Secretariat
representing all the relevant disciplines required to evaluate the
physical as well as the socio-economic factors that are relevant to
natural resources management.
3:3 National policy on land use will be based on technical aspects
(not on political or communal aspects), and the Commission will
lay down general norms in regard to the use of land, having
regard to soil, climate, rainfall, soil erosion, forest cover,
environmental factors, economic viability, &c.
3:4 In the exercise of the powers devolved on them, the powers shall
be exercised by the Provincial Councils having due regard to the
national policy formulated by the National Land Commission.
1. Provision of facilities for all State Schools other than specified schools
(Specified Schools will be National Schools, Special Schools for
Service Personnel and schools for specified development schemes).
2. Supervision of the management of -
(a) all pre-schools; and
(b) all State schools other than specified schools indicated above.
(In order to ensure standards the Ministry of Education will retain the
right to inspect and supervise the management of schools).
3. The transfer and disciplinary control of all educational personnel,
i.e. Teachers, Principals and Education Officers, Officers belonging
to a National Service but serving the Provincial Authority on
secondment will have the right of appeal to the Public Service
Commission. Officers belonging to the Provincial Public Service will
have a right to appeal to the Public Service Commission against
4. Recruitment into the Teaching Service of those with diplomas and
degrees, from Colleges of Education and Universities, recognised as
5. Until adequate numbers of these categories are available recruitment
into the Teaching Service will be on the results of recruitment
examinations conducted by the Public Service Commission. On the
results of these examinations interviews and selection will be
conducted together with the Provincial Authorities.
6. Appointment of Principals of all schools other than those in
1A, B, C categories. (Criteria will be laid down by the Minister of
7. Appointment of Principals of 1A, B, C schools will be by the Secretary
to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Education of
the Public Service Commission.
8. Training of teachers and other educational personnel will come within
the purview of the National Institute of Education. Provincial
Authorities will indicate their needs to the National Institute of
9. Appointment of Provincial Boards of Education which will have the
advisory functions, will be the responsibility of the Minister of
Education. However, this will be done with the concurrence of the
Chief Minister of the Provincial Authority
10. Provincial Authorities will establish School Boards conforming to the specifications laid down by the Ministry of Education.
11. Provincial Authorities will supervise the working of School Boards.
12. Preparation of plans (educational development plan and annual implementation plan) will be the responsibility of the Provincial Authority.
13. Implementation of the Annual Education Development Plan.
14. Appraisal of the performance of Principals, Teachers and Education Officers.
15. Conducting of in-service training programmes for which prior approval of the National Institute of Education has been obtained.
16. Conducting of local examinations approved by the Commissioner-General of Examinations.
17. Implementation of non-formal education programmes.
18. Registration and supervision of pre-schools.
19. Obtaining the approval of the National Institute of Education for local variations in the primary curriculum and selected subjects in the secondary curriculum.
20. Construction and maintenance of educational buildings, libraries and playgrounds.
21. Procuring and distribution of teaching aids,visual aids and audio visual materials, furniture and other equipment.
22. Procuring and distribution of science equipment other than certain specified items indicated by the Ministry.
23. Production and distribution of school text books after approval by the Ministry.
24. Organization and development of school libraries in accordance with guidelines given by the National Library Services Board.
(Above based on the recommendations of Committee I of the Political Parties Conference)
National Policy on all Subjects and Functions.
Defence and National Security: Internal Security; Law and order and prevention and
detection of crime except do the extent specified in item 1 of List I.
This would include -
(a) Defence of Sri Lanka and every part thereof including preparation for
defence and all such acts as may be conducive in times of war to its
prosecution and after its termination, to effective demobilisation;
(b) Naval, military and air forces; any other armed forces of the
Government of Sri Lanka;
(c) Deployment of any armed force of the Government of Sri Lanka or any
other force subject to the control of the Government of Sri Lanka or any
contingent or unit thereof in any Province in aid of the civil power;
powers, jurisdiction, privileges and liabilities of the members of such
forces while on such deployment;
(d) Delimitation of cantonment areas, local self-government in such areas,
the constitution and powers within such areas of cantonment authorities
and the regulation of house accommodation (including the control of
rents) in such areas;
(e) Naval, military and air force works;
(f) Arms, firearms, ammunition and explosives;
(g) Atomic energy and mineral resources necessary for its production
(h) Industries declared by Parliament by law to be necessary for the purpose
of defence or for the prosecution of war;
(i) Criminal Investigation Department;
(j) Preventive detention for reasons connected with Defence, Foreign
Affairs, or the security of Sri Lanka, persons subjected to such detention;
(k) Extension of the powers and jurisdiction of members of a police
force belonging to any Province to any area outside that Province, but
not so as to enable the police of one Province to exercise powers and
jurisdiction in any area outside that Province without the consent of
the Provincial Council in which such area is situated; extension of the
powers and jurisdiction of members of a police force belonging to
any Province to railway areas outside that Province.
This would include -
(a) Foreign Affairs; all matters which bring the Government of Sri Lanka
into relation with any foreign country;
(b) Diplomatic, consular and trade representation;
(c) United Nations Organization;
(d) Participation in international conferences, associations and other bodies
and implementing of decisions made thereat;
(e) Entering into treaties and agreements with foreign countries and
implementing treaties, agreements and conventions with foreign
(f) War and peace; and
(g) Foreign jurisdiction.
Posts and Telecommunications; Broadcasting; Television
This would include -
(a) Posts and telegraphs; telephones; wireless, broadcasting and other like
forms of communications; and
(b) Sanctioning of cinematograph films for exhibition.
Justice in so far as it relates to the judiciary and the courts structure.
This would include -
(a) Constitution, organisation, jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme
Court (including contempt of such Court) and the fees taken therein;
persons entitled to practise before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal
and other Courts;
(b) Constitution, organisation, jurisdiction and powers of the Court of
Appeal and the fees taken therein; and
(c) Jurisdiction and powers of all Courts, except the Supreme Court and
the Court of Appeal.
Finance in relation to national revenue, monetary policy and external resources;
This would include -
(a) Public debt of the Government of Sri Lanka;
(b) Currency, coinage and legal tender; foreign exchange;
(c) Foreign loans;
(d) Central Bank;
(e) National Savings Bank;
(f) Lotteries organised by the Government of Sri Lanka or a Provincial
(h) Bills of exchange, cheques, promissory notes and other like instruments;
(j) Stock exchanges and future markets;
(k) Audit of the accounts of the Government of Sri Lanka and of the
(l) Taxes on income, capital and wealth of individuals, companies and
(m) Customs duties, including import and export duties and excise duties;
(n) Turnover taxes and stamp duties, except to the extent specified in List I;
(o) Any other tax or fee not specified in List I.
Foreign Trade; Inter-Province Trade and Commerce
This would include -
(a) Trade and commerce with foreign countries; import and export across
customs frontiers; definition of customs frontiers; and
(b) Inter-province trade and commerce.
Ports and Harbours
This would include -
(a) Ports declared by or under law made by Parliament or existing law to
be major ports including their delimitation and the constitution and
powers of port authorities therein; and
(b) Port quarantine, including hospitals connected therewith; seamen's and
Aviation and Airports
This would include -
Airways; aircraft and air navigation; provision of aerodromes; regulation and
organisation of air traffic and of aerodromes; provision for aeronautical
education and training and regulation of such education and training
provided by Provinces and other agencies.
This would include -
(b) Highways declared by or under law made by Parliament to be
national highways; and
(c) Carriage of passengers and goods by railway, land, sea or air or by
national waterways in mechanically propelled vessels.
Rivers and Waterways; Shipping and Navigation; Maritime zones including
Historical Waters, Territorial Waters, exclusive Economic zone and Continental Shelf
and Internal Waters; State Lands and Foreshore, Except to the Extent Specified in
Item 18 of List I.
This would include -
(a) Piracies and crimes committed on the high seas or in the air; offences
against the law of nations committed on land or the high seas or in the
(b) Shipping and navigation on inland waterways, declared by Parliament
by law to be national waterways, as regards mechanically propelled
vessels; the rule of the road on such waterways;
(c) Maritime shipping and navigation, including shipping and navigation
on tidal waters; provision of education and training for the mercantile
marine and regulation of such education and training provided by
Provinces and other agencies;
(d) Lighthouses, including lightships, beacons and other provision for
the safety of shipping and aircraft;
(e) Regulation and development of inter province rivers; and river valleys
to the extent to which such regulation and development under the
control of the Government of Sri Lanka is declared by Parliament by
law to be expedient in the public interest;
(f) Fishing and fisheries beyond territorial waters; and
(g) Property of the Government of Sri Lanka and the revenue therefrom,
but as regards property situated in a province, subject to statutes made
by the Province save in so far as Parliament by law otherwise provides.
Minerals and Mines
This would include -
(a) Regulation and development of oil fields and mineral oil resources;
petroleum and petroleum products; other liquids and substances declared
by Parliament by law to be dangerously inflammable; and
(b) Regulation of mines and mineral development to the extent to
which such regulation and development under the control of the
Government of Sri Lanka is declared by Parliament by law to be
expedient in the public interest.
Immigration and Emigration and Citizenship
This would include -
(a) Citizenship, Naturalization and Aliens;
(b) Extradition; and
(c) Admission into and emigration and expulsion from, Sri Lanka;
passports and visas.
Elections Including Presidential, Parliamentary, Provincial Councils and Local
This would include -
Elections to Parliament, Provincial Councils, Local Authorities and to the
Office of President; the Department of Elections.
Census and Statistics
This would include -
(a) Census; and
(b) Inquiries, surveys and statistics for the purposes of any of the matters
in this List.
Professional Occupations and Training
This would include -
(a) Institutions, such as Universities, declared by Parliament by law to
be institutions of national importance;
(b) Institutions for scientific or technical education by the Government of
Sri Lanka wholly or in part and declared by Parliament by law to be
institutions of national importance;
(c) Provincial agencies and institutions for -
(i) professional, vocational or technical training, including the
training of police officers; or
(ii) the promotion of special studies or research; or
(iii) scientific or technical assistance in the investigation or
detection of crime; and
(d) Co-ordination and determination of standards in institutions for
higher education or research and scientific and technical institutions.
National Archives; Archaeological Activities and Sites and Antiquities declared by or
under any law made by Parliament to be of National Importance.
This would include -
Ancient and historical monuments and records and archaeological sites and
remains declared by or under law made by Parliament to be of national
All Subjects and Functions not Specified in List I or List
III including -
(a) Pilgrimages to places outside Sri Lanka;
(b) Incorporation, regulation and winding up of trading corporations,
including banking, insurance and financial corporations but not
including co-operative societies;
(c) Incorporation, regulation and winding up of corporations, whether
trading or not, with objects not confined to one province, but not
(d) Patents, inventions and designs; copyright, trade marks and merchandise
(e) Establishment of standards of weight and measure;
(f) Establishment of standards of quality for goods to be exported out of
Sri Lanka or transported from one province to another;
(g) Industries, the control of which by the Government of Sri Lanka is
declared by Parliament by law to be expedient in the public interest;
(h) Regulation of labour and safety in mines;
(i) Manufacture, supply and distribution of salt by agencies of the
Government of Sri Lanka; regulation and control of manufacture, supply
and distribution of salt by other agencies;
(j) Cultivation, manufacture and sale for export, of opium;
(k) Industrial disputes concerning employees of the Government of Sri Lanka;
(l) Institutions such as Museums and War Memorials financed by
the Government of Sri Lanka wholly or in part and declared by
Parliament by law to be institutions of national importance;
(m) The Survey of Sri Lanka, the Geological, Botanical, Zoological and
Anthropological Surveys of Sri Lanka; Meteorological organizations;
(n) National Public Services; National Public Service Commission;
(o) Pensions, that is to say, pensions payable by the Government of Sri
Lanka or out of the Consolidated Fund;
(p) Salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament and the Speaker
and Deputy Speaker of Parliament;
(q) Powers, privileges and immunities of Parliament and of the members and
the Committees of Parliament; enforcement of attendance of persons for
giving evidence or producing documents before Committees of
Parliament or Commissions appointed by Parliament;
(r) Emoluments, allowances, privileges and rights in respect of leave
of absence, of the President and Governors; salaries and allowances of
the Ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka; the salaries, allowances
and rights in respect of leave of absence and other conditions of service
of the Auditor-General;
(s) Inter-Province migration; inter-province quarantine;
(t) Offences against laws with respect to any of the matters in this List; and
(u) Fees in respect of any of the matters in this List, but not including fees
taken in any Court.
1. Planning -
1:1 Formulation and appraisal of plan implementation strategies at the
1:2 Progress control;
1:3 Monitoring progress of public and private sector investment programmes;
1:4 The evaluation of the performance of institutions and enterprises engaged
in economic activities;
1:5 The presentation of relevant data in the achievement of plan targets;
1:6 The dissemination of information concerning achievement of plan targets;
1:7 Publicity of implementation programmes;
1:8 Manpower planning and employment Data Bank;
1:9 Nutritional planning and programmes.
2. and 3. Education and Educational Services.- Education, except to the extent
specified in items 3 and 4 of List 1.
4. Higher Education -
4:1 The establishment and maintenance of new Universities.
4:2 The establishment of degree awarding institutions under the Universities
(Amendment) Act, No. 07 of 1985 and other institutions for tertiary,
technical and post-school education and training.
5. National Housing and Construction.- The promotion of integrated planning and
implementation of economic, social and physical development of urban development
6. Acquisition and requisitioning of Property.
7. Social Services and Rehabilitation -
7:1 Relief, rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons;
7:2 Relief of distress due to floods, droughts, epidemics or other exceptional
causes and rehabilitation and resettlement of those affected;
7:3 Restoration, reconstruction and rehabilitation of towns, villages, public
institutions and properties, industries, business places, places of
worship and other properties destroyed or damaged, grant of
compensation or relief to persons or institutions who have sustained
loss or damage and the reorganization of civil life.
8. Agricultural and Agrarian Services -
8:1 Establishment and promotion of agro-linked industries, the establishment
and maintenance of farms and supervision of private nurseries;
8:2 Soil conservation;
8:3 Plant pests.
9. Health -
9:1 Schools for training of Auxiliary Medical Personnel;
9:2 The supervision of private medical care, control of nursing homes
and of diagnostic facilities within a Province;
9:3 Population control and family planning;
9:4 Constitution of Provincial Medical Boards.
10. Registration of births, marriages and deaths.
11. Renaming of Towns and Villages.
12. Private lotteries within the Province.
13. Festivals and Exhibitions.
14. Rationing of food and maintenance of food stocks.
15. Co-operatives - Co-operative Banks.
16. Surveys - For the purpose of any of the matter enumerated in the Provincial or Concurrent List.
17. Irrigation -
17:1 Water storage and management, drainage and embankments, flood
protection, planning of water resources;
17:2 Services provided for inter-provincial land and irrigation schemes,
such as those relating to rural development, health, education,
vocational training, co-operatives and other facilities.
18. Social Forestry and protection of wild animals and birds.
19. Fisheries - Other than fishing beyond territorial waters.
20. Animal Husbandry -
20:1 Production, processing, distribution and sale of livestock and
20:2 Veterinary training services and research, inclusive of the provision of
science laboratories and science equipment;
20:3 Animal breeding, care and health;
20:4 The establishment of pastures.
21. Employment -
21:1 Employment planning at Provincial level;
21:2 Special Employment programmes relating to the Province;
21:3 Promotion of youth employment activities relating to the Province;
21:4 Technical Manpower Development Programmes in relation to the Province.
22. Tourism.- Development and control of the Tourist Industry in the Province.
23. Trade and commerce in, and the production, supply and distribution of -
(a) the products of any industry where the control of such industry by
the Government is declared by Parliament by law to be expedient in
the public interest and imported goods of the same kind as such
(b) foodstuffs and cattle fodder
24. Newspapers, books and periodicals and printing presses.
25. Offences against statutes with respect to any matters specified in this List.
26. Fees in respect of any of the matters in this List, excluding fees taken in any
27. Charities and charitable institutions, charitable and religious endowments and
28. Price control.
29. Inquiries and statistics for the purpose of any of the matters in this List or in the
Provincial Council List.
30. Adulteration of foodstuffs and other goods.
31. Drugs and Poisons.
32. Extension of electrification within the Province and the promotion and
regulation of the use of electricity within the Province.
33. Protection of the environment.
34. Archaeological sites and remains, other than those declared by or under any law
made by Parliament to be of national importance.
35. Prevention of the extension from one Province to another of infectious or
contagious diseases or pests affecting human beings, animals or plants.