DHARMAYATHANA CONSERVATION SOCIETY (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Dharmayathana Conservation Society.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Register of Members.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the corporation.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Accounts and Auditing.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Society.

11. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

12. Seal of the Corporation.

13. Limitation of liability of Members.

14. Property remaining on dissolution of the Corporation.

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

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

53 of 2006.

AN ACT to incorporate the Dharmayathana Conservation Society.

[Date of Commencement: 21st December, 2006]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Dharmayathana Conservation Society (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Dharmayathana Conservation Society.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as presently are members of the Dharmayathana Conservation Society (hereinafter referred to as the "Society”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession under the name and style of the "Dharmayathana Conservation Society”, (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) 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 to alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to implement projects for the development and promotion of national, religious and cultural activities;

(b) to maintain and develop the Dharmayathana and to protect and preserve the image of the Aukana Buddha Statue at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo;

(c) to preserve and foster the Buddhist philosophy and the Buddhist way of life;

(d) to maintain the "Lakviru Sevana” house situated at No. 48, Bodhirukkarama Road, Wellawatte;

(e) to provide assistance to the poor, destitute, disabled and malnourished Buddhist children;

(f) to construct rests for the Buddhist clergy and laymen in the capital city;

(g) to establish and maintain book shops and library services;

(h) to hold dhamma preachings and discussions in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and to broadcast the same through the electronic media;

(i) to publish books, magazines and leaflets on Buddhism in Sinhala, Tamil, English and other languages desirable for the national and religious development;

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