GRASSROOTS FOUNDATION (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Grassroots Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Foundation.

5. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

6. Management of the affairs 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 Foundation.

11. Limitation of liability of members.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

14. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

77 of 2009.

AN ACT to incorporate the Grassroots Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 29th December, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Grassroots Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Grassroots Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act such and so many persons as now are members of the "Grassroots 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 Grassroots Foundation (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”), and by that name may sue and be sued 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 objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to protect individual and collective civil rights, civil liberty and dignity of people irrespective of religion, race, caste, creed, color and social standing;

(b) to educate the poor and marginalized people at grass-root level on civil rights, fundamental duties and entitlements of the citizens of Sri Lanka;

(c) to promote economic development and social upliftment of the poor and marginalised people at grass-root level by organising various skill development programmes and creating various employment oriented programmes;

(d) to promote peace, social justice, racial equality, religious harmony, mutual trust and respect amongst people of all races and religious faiths by organising various educational and awareness programmes;

(e) to encourage people to foster their mother tongue, cultural values, good customs and traditions;

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