Ceylon Association For The Mentally Retarded (Incorporation) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. The Executive Committee.

5. Debts due and payable to the Corporation.

6. Power of the Corporation to hold property.

7. Seal of the Corporation.

8. Power to make rules.

9. Rules in the Schedule to be the rules of the Corporation.

10. Amendment of rules.

11. Savings of rights of the Republic and others.

SCHEDULE

10 of 1971.

AN ACT to incorporate the Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded.

[Date of Commencement: 27th February, 1971]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as The Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded.

(1) From and after the date of the commencement of this Act, the members for the time being of The Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded (hereinafter referred to as the "Association”) and such and so many persons as shall after that date be admitted members of the said Association shall be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) with the name of The Ceylon Association for the Mentally Retarded.

(2) The Corporation shall, in the said name and for the purpose hereinafter mentioned have perpetual succession, and may by the said name sue and be sued in all courts, and shall have full power and authority to use a common seal and to alter the same at its discretion.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to foster and promote medical, educational, vocational and spiritual service for the mentally retarded children and adults;

(b) to provide training and employment for the mentally retarded;

(c) to foster interest in mentally retarded children having physical disabilities as well;

(d) to educate parents and the public in the care of the mentally retarded;

(e) to establish and maintain additional homes for the mentally retarded;

(f) to establish a counselling service where parents and others engaged in work with mentally retarded could meet and discuss problems and obtain advice;

(g) to promote the training of personnel involved in the care and education of the mentally retarded;

(h) to act as a national advisory body for the promotion of services for the mentally retarded;

(i) to encourage and foster research in the field of the mentally handicapped;

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