BIBLIOMANIA EDUCATIONAL BOOKS FOR THE NATION FOUNDATION (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Prior approval to print and distribute educational material.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

10. Fund of the Corporation.

11. Audit and accounts.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Application of land and property of the Corporation.

14. Limitation of liabilities of members.

15. Seal of the Corporation.

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

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

34 of 2009.

AN ACT to incorporate the Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 26th June, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation”) and such other persons as 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 "Bibliomania Educational Books for the Nation 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 will and pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to undertake the publishing, printing, translation and distribution island wide of urgently needed important educational books in Sinhala and Tamil and the importation of books of international importance;

(b) to upgrade and improve facilities of libraries in educational institutions;

(c) to establish and maintain libraries, mobile libraries and mobile "Books for the Nation” sales outlets throughout the country;

(d) to enable children, youth and adults in indigent circumstance to gain access to books and other publications required to help them to engage in higher studies and to make available to them books at affordable prices;

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