PIYASENA GAMAGE FOUNDATION (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Piyasena Gamage Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of Ministry or Department of the Central 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 Foundation.

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.

32 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the Piyasena Gamage Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 07th September, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Piyasena Gamage Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Piyasena Gamage Foundation.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act such and so many persons as now are members of the “Piyasena Gamage Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the “Foundation”) and 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 “Piyasena Gamage Foundation” (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 sponsor and promote sports activities among children and youth according to their talents and interests;

(b) to fourmulate and implement appropriate programmes to improve the language skills of students;

(c) to fourmulate and implement suitable projects for the benefit of senior citizens, women and children;

(d) to assist the relevent authorities with the consent of such authorities—

(i) to grant scholarships and bursaries to needy and deserving students in order to encourage the students to engage in higher educations;

(ii) by providing the necessary education, training and assistance to youth to improve their professional and vocational skills with a view to obtaining optimal services of such youth for the development of the nation;

(iii) to establish and maintain information technology centers particularly in the rural and under developed areas with a view to improving computer literacy of students;

(iv) in the area of agriculture by providing assistance to those engaged in agriculture.

(2) In the implementation of the objects specified in subsection (1) the Corporation shall ensure that such implementation shall be carried out without any distinction based on race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any of such grounds.

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