INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY, SRI LANKA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of Ministry or Department of the Government or Province.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Register of members.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Accounts and Auditing.

11. Annual Report.

12. Debts due by and payable to the Institute.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Application of moneys and property.

15. Seal of the Corporation.

16. Property remaining on dissolution.

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

18. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

3 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 04th March, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act such and so many persons as now are members of the ‘Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka'(hereinafter referred to as the "Institute”) and 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 ‘Institute of Geology, Sri Lanka' (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.

(2) The Corporation shall be deemed to be a Voluntary Social Service Organization within the meaning, and for the purpose of the Voluntary Social Services Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980 and the provisions of that Act shall apply to and in relation to the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to promote the acquisition, dissemination and exchange of knowledge relating to Geology;

(b) to encourage research activities into Geological matters;

(c) to assess the eligibility of candidates for admission to various grades of membership;

(d) to regulate its professional activities and to assist in maintaining high standards in the general conduct of its activities;

(e) to promote, maintain and uphold professional and ethical principles and standards in all matters connected with the practice of Geology;

(f) to enhance and promote the interests and status of the professionals of Geology;

(g) to provide services to public and private institutions in matters connected with the application of Geology to activities relating to the development and progress of the country; and

(h) to foster co-ordination with similar professional Institutes in Sri Lanka and other countries in furthering the objects of the Corporation.

(2) In the implementation of the objects specified in subsection (1) the Corporation shall ensure that such implementation shall be carried out without any distinction based on race, religion, language, caste, sex, political opinion, place of birth or any of such grounds.

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