ANURADHAPURA JAYA SRI MAHA BODHI DEVELOPMENT FUND (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Development Fund.

3. General objects of the Fund.

4. Membership.

5. Rules of the Corporation.

6. Fund of the Corporation.

7. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

8. Register of members.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Fund.

10. Corporation may hold and dispose of property movable and immovable.

11. General powers of the Corporation, to acquire property, invest Funds and etc.

12. Audit and accounts.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

14. Limitations of liabilities of members.

15. Property remaining on dissolution.

16. Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

41 of 2006.

AN ACT to incorporate the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Development Fund.

[Date of Commencement: 6th November, 2006]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Development Fund (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Development Fund” (hereinafter referred to as "the Fund”) or shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession, under the name and style of "Anuradhapura Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi Development Fund” and by that name may sue or be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Fund.

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

(a) to construct a ranveta (golden fence) around the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and to maintain and effect repairs to it when necessary;

(b) to ensure and facilitate performance of traditional Buddhist and cultural rites within the environment of the Maluwa (Terrace) of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi;

(c) to conserve the area outside of the Maluwa of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, to ensure the protection of Buddhist archaeological and historical objects and landscaping and to carry out other conservation and development work with the approval and the supervision of the Archaeological Department;

(d) to formulate a scheme to construct buildings connected with the Maluwa of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and to plan out a new environment in consultation with the relevant authorities;

(e) to hold exhibitions, lectures, seminars, to bring out publications, and to carry out activities in order to realise the objects of the Corporation;

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