D. M. DASSANAYAKE SOCIAL SERVICES AND CHARITY FOUNDATION (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Corporation may hold movable and immovable property.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

10. Limitation of liability of members.

11. Accounts and Audits.

12. Seal of the Corporation.

13. Property remaining on dissolution.

14. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

17 of 2012.

AN ACT to incorporate the D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 06th August, 2012]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation (hereinafter referred to as "the Foundation”) or 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 "D. M. Dassanayake Social Services and Charity Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the "corporation”) and by that name may sue and be sued and shall have 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.

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

(a) establish vocational training centres and conduct other training programmes for the unemployed and needy with a view to prepare them for a better livelihood through self employment and thereby to uplift the econmic standards of the people which alleviates poverty of the people in Sri Lanka;

(b) promote the advancement of health of the people in remote and under developed areas by providing assistance financially or otherwise for the establishment of healthcare centres and hospitals and to provide equipment, medicine, wheel chairs and other provisions to hospitals and health centres for distribution to the patients;

(c) organize programmes which may encourage religious and ethnic harmony;

(d) conduct seminars, workshops and similar programmes which may contribute to the development of personality of youth and thereby to build up a refined society;

(e) assist people affected by any man made or natural disasters by constructing houses and roads for them and assisting such persons to resume their normal day to day livelihood;

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