Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala (Incorporation) Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Register of Membership.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Centre.

10. Financial year.

11. Accounts and audit.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

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

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

30 of 2008,

50 of 2011.

AN ACT to incorporate the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala

[Date of Commencement: 7th August 2008]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as presently are members of the Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala ((hereinafter referred to as the "Centre”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the ”Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the name and style of the "Buddhist Cultural Centre of Nedimala, Dehiwala”, 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.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to take steps to build up a virtuous and disciplined Buddhist Community through the distribution of books and magazines among them;

(b) to provide necessary facilities to Buddhists to practise methods of meditation;

(c) to collect all books on Buddhism and magazines published worldwide and to make arrangements for easy access to such books and magazines among Buddhists;

(d) to print ancient literature on Buddhism which are presently out of print and to translate such literature into other languages;

(e) to expand the existing branches of the Centre for the benefit of Buddhists;

(f) to establish a printing press for the sole purpose of printing books on Buddhism;

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