General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society (Incorporation) Law

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Corporation.

5. Sums payable by or to the Society to be paid by or to the Corporation.

6. Application of income and property of the Corporation.

7. Members of the Corporation not personally liable.

8. Affairs of the Corporation to be managed by the members of the General Council.

9. Rules of the Corporation.

10. Seal of the Corporation.

11. Savings of the rights of the Republic and others.

48 of 1975.

A LAW to incorporate the General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society.

[Date of Commencement: 5th December, 1975]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society (Incorporation) Law.

2. Incorporation of the General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society.

From and after the date of commencement of this Law, such and so many persons as are now members of the General Committee of the Ceylon Bible Society established at Colombo (hereinafter referred to as the "Society”) and their successors in office shall be and become a Corporation with perpetual succession, under the name of "the General Council of the Ceylon Bible Society” (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”), and by that name may sue and be sued in all Courts, and shall have full power and authority to have and to use a common seal and to change and alter the same at its will and pleasure.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

The general objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to encourage the wider circulation and use of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament (hereinafter referred to as "the Holy Scriptures”) or any part or parts thereof;

(b) to translate into Sinhala, Tamil or any other language or dialect and print, publish and circulate the Holy Scriptures or any part or parts thereof; and

(c) to co-operate with any other society or person for the purpose of circulating the Holy Scriptures and to make pecuniary grants and give such aid (pecuniary or otherwise) on such terms and to such societies or persons as the Corporation shall think fit for the purpose of assisting in furthering the circulation and use of the Holy Scriptures.

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