යෝජිත නව ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව (Third Republic Constitution) Chapter XXXIV

 CHAPTER XXXIV

 

THE DELIMITATION COMMISSION (DC)

 

291.       (1) There shall be a Delimitation Commission (in this Chapter referred to as the “Commission”) consisting of three members appointed by President subject to the provisions of Article 185. President shall appoint one member as the Chairman of the Commission.

(2) The quorum of any meeting of the Commission shall be two members.


292.       Provisions of Articles 186, 187, 188, 190, 193, 194, 202, 203, 223, and paragraph (2) and (6) of Article 184, paragraph (5) of Article 195 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to this Commission.

293.       (1) The Commission shall divide Sri Lanka, excluding the Green Province, into eighty Localities and assign names thereto. The name of one such Locality shall be Sri Jayewardenepura which shall be the Capital of Sri Lanka.

(2) The Commission shall determine which Localities together make each Province.

(3) The Commission shall divide each Locality into not less than fifteen and not more than forty Divisions subject to Article 117.

(4) The boundaries of Localities and Divisions shall be delimited with GPS co-ordinate points, the distance between two such points being not more than ten meters.

(5) The Chairman of the Commission shall communicate the decisions of the Commissions to President, and President shall by proclamation publish in the Gazette the names and boundaries of Localities and Divisions.


294.       (1) The Commission shall be additionally vested with the duty and responsibility of maintaining an updated computerized Geographic Information System (GIS) of Sri Lanka, and the GIS shall include GPS co-ordinate points and elevations (from sea level) of:

(a) delimited land boundaries as required by paragraph (4) of Article 293;

(b) water bodies including tanks, rivers, canals, and waterfalls;

(c)  network of roads and railway;

(d) boundaries of Green Province and Buffer Zones;

(e) boundaries of State land;

(f) boundaries of reserved areas, public gardens, places of national heritage, and places of State entities ;

(g) boundary of the coast around the territory and the boundary of the Exclusive Economic Zone; and

(h) other places that President, from time to time, recommends to include.

 

(2) The GIS system shall be regularly updated and the notice of such update shall be published in the Gazette;

 

Provided that the GIS data in electronic form shall be official and may not be in printed form;

 

(3) Any activity that may change the data of the GIS shall be notified of such activity, prior to its commencement, to Delimitation Commission.

295.       The Commission shall publish on its website all the raw data of the GIS it collects under this Chapter without any redaction.

 

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