INSTITUTE OF MASS COMMUNICATION
(INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Mass communication.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Rules of the Corporation.

6. Accounts of the Corporation.

7. Powers of the Corporation to acquire property and raise money.

8. Seal of the Corporation.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Application of income and property, of the Corporation.

11. Debts due by and payable to the Institute to be paid to the Corporation.

12. Liabilities of members of the Corporation.

13. Property remaining on dissolution.

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

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

55 of 1998.

AN ACT to incorporate the Institute of Mass Communication.

[Date of Commencement: 2nd December, 1998]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Institute of Mass Communication (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Institute of Mass communication.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons, as now are members of the Institute of Communication (hereinafter called and referred to as "the Institute”) 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 the "Institute of Mass Communication”, 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 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 foster, promote and advance, the art, science, profession and practice, of mass communication in all its aspects;

(b) to raise and uphold the interests, dignity, welfare, rights and professional of those engaged in the field of mass communication;

(c) to make available where necessary and upon request professional scientific and systematic opinion advice and guidelines in the area of mass communication to the government of Sri Lanka and other bodies in Sri Lanka.

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