ELPITIYA VIHARAMABADEVI PIRIVEN VIHARASTHA SANWARDHANA SABHAWA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Priven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

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. Debt due by and payable to the Sabhawa.

8. Seal of the Corporation.

9. Corporation may hold and dispose of property movable and immovable.

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

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULE

18 of 1994.

AN ACT to incorporate the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

[Date of Commencement: 23rd June, 1994]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Priven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Priven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa (hereinafter referred to as the "Sabhawa”) or shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession, under the name and style of "Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Piriven Viharastha Sanwardhana Sabhawa” and by that name, may sue and be sued in all Courts with full power and authority to have and to 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 maintain the buildings of the Elpitiya, Viharamahadevi Pirivena and to construct and maintain any new buildings as and when necessary;

(b) to conduct activities for the promotion of religious fervour among Buddhists;

(c) to maintain other temples and pirivena, affiliated to the Elpitiya Viharamahadevi Pirivena;

(d) to establish and maintain, educational institutions including pirivena, to promote spiritual development and for the purpose of propagating the teachings of the Buddha;

(e) to impart knowledge of the Dhamma and to promote the practice of dana, seela and bhavana by Buddhists;

(f) to train youth, to obtain employment or to engage in self-employment;

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