CENTRE FOR MANTHINDA SOCIAL SERVICES AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocations Training.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Debts due by and payable to the Centre.

8. How the seal of the Corporation is to be affixed.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

11. Savings of the rights of the Republic and others

12. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULES

50 of 1991.

AN ACT to incorporate the Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocational Training.

[Date of Commencement: 21st December, 1991]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocational Training (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocations Training.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocational Training (hereinafter referred to as "the Centre”) and whose names are specified in the first schedule to this Act or shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be and become a body corporate with perpetual succession under the name and style of the "Centre for Manthinda Social Services and Vocational Training” (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 alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to preserve and disseminate the Theravadhi Buddhist philosophy and way of life;

(b) to maintain friendly relations with other Buddhist organisation in and outside Sri Lanka;

(c) to conduct Vocational and Educational courses for youths in Sri Lanka;

(d) to train students in small industries and to help them financially or otherwise to establish themselves as useful citizens;

(e) to foster and promote education, by establishing and maintaining schools and educational institutions and by granting scholarships;

(f) to grant medical relief, food clothing and shelter to the needy, orphans and the sick;

(g) to establish and maintain orphanages and homes for the aged and the destitute and to establish social welfare centres;

(h) to provide welfare facilities for the disabled, the deaf, dumb and blind and establish homes for them;

(i) to give aid by way of scholarships, or cash or otherwise, to monks, volunteers and other persons, engaged in the furtherance of the objects of the Corporation;

(j) to provide and maintain libraries, to subscribe for, and issue, books, journals, souvenirs and periodicals and to provide such other services as may be deemed desirable for attaining the objects of the Corporation;

(k) to promote, arrange, organise and hold, exhibitions, lectures, seminars simposia, workshops, classes debates, conferences, tours, excursions or other activities in the furtherance of the objects of the Corporation;

(l) to co-operate and associate with other associations, societies or organisations, having objects similar to those of the Corporation;

(m) to engage in any industry, trade or import and export business and to promote and carry on any agricultural, industrial and commercial enterprise, to provide aid and assistance to any persons for such enterprises, to conduct training programmes and to organise services and propaganda campaigns, with a view to providing the public with technological expertise;

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