COLOMBO BUDDHIST THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Debts due by and payable to society.

8. Corporation may hold movable and immovable property.

9. Seal of the Corporation.

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

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

25 of 1998.

AN ACT to incorporate the Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society.

[Date of Commencement: 21st May, 1998]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society (hereinafter referred to as "the Society”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate thereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the name and style of "Colombo Buddhist Theosophical Society” and by that name may sue, and 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 Corporation.

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

(a) to foster and develop the Buddha Sasana and propagate the Buddhist doctrine, by establishing and maintaining Dhamma schools, Abbhidhamma and Pali teaching centres and by organising lecture programmes, conferences, debates and workshops;

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