DAMPE, MEEGODA, BODHIWARDHANARAMA SRI MADURASAMA PIRIVEN VIHARASTHA SANWARDHANA SABHAWA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of Ministry or Department of the Government or Province.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Register of members.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Accounts and Auditing .

11. Annual Report.

12. Debts due by and payable to the Sabhawa.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Application of moneys and property.

15. Seal of the Corporation.

16. Property remaining on dissolution.

17. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

18. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

22 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd July, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the “Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa” (hereinafter referred to as the “Sabhawa”) or shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession, under the name and style of the “Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa” (hereinafter referred to as “the Corporation”), and by that name may sue and be sued with full power and authority to have, and use a common seal and to alter the same at its pleasure.

(2) The Corporation shall be deemed to be a voluntary social service organization within the meaning, and for the purpose of the Voluntary Social Services Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980 and the provisions of that Act shall apply to and in relation to the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

(1) The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to protect and foster Buddhism;

(b) to conduct activities for the promotion of religious favour among Buddhist;

(c) to ordain Buddhist youth with the requisite qualifications and religious devotion and provide them with the four requisites;

(d) to teach the Dhamma and Vinaya to monks, to train them in Yoga exercises and to make them proficient in Pali, Sinhala and other oriental and western languages;

(e) to foster and maintain Sri Ratnakara Dhamma School and to assist the relevant authorities to establish and maintain other Dhamma Schools for the purpose of providing knowledge of the Dhamma among the younger generation of the Buddhist;

(f) to establish, develop and maintain a Dhamma library;

(g) to provide assistance by way of scholarships, cash or otherwise to monks, volunteers and other persons of the Buddhist faith, engaged in the furtherance of the objects of the Corporation;

(h) to maintain buildings owned by the Dampe, Meegoda, Bodhiwardhanarama Sri Madurasama Pirivena and to construct and maintain new buildings as and when necessary;

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