JAYATISSA WIJESINGHE MEMORIAL EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOUNDATION (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational Cultural and Social Services Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the Affairs of the Corporation.

5. Powers of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Fund of the Corporation.

8. Accounts and audit.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

10. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

11. Seal of the Corporation.

12. Limitation of liability of members.

13. Property remaining on dissolution.

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

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULES

55 of 1993.

AN ACT to incorporate the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational Cultural and Social Services Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 25th November, 1993]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational, Cultural and Social Services Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational Cultural and Social Services Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons whose names appears in the First Schedule of this Act as now are members of the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational, Cultural and Social Services Foundation (hereinafter referred to as "the Foundation”) or shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the name and style of "the Jayatissa Wijesinghe Memorial Educational, Cultural and Social Services Foundation”, 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—

(1) to promote social development activities by granting financial, medical and other relief to the orphans, the sick and the needy.

(2) to establish and maintain orphanages, homes for the Aged and Social Welfare Centres, for the upliftment of disabled persons.

(3) to promote education, by establishing and maintaining Schools, Hostels and other Institutions for the benefit of students, and to help them financially or otherwise.

(4) to conduct vocational training courses for the youths in Sri Lanka.

(5) to grant scholarships or bursaries to volunteers and the members of the Corporation, engaged in achieving the objects of the Corporation.

(6) to promote, arrange, organise and hold exhibitions lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, classes, debates, conferences, tours and excursions.

(7) to establish and maintain libraries, to subscribe for an issue, books, journals, souvenirs and periodicals.

(8) to foster and promote, the traditional Ruhunu, Kandyan and Sabaragamuwa dancing techniques of Sri Lanka.

(9) to establish a school for the teaching of dancing techniques to the younger generation.

(10) to protect and promote, the folk music, games, customs and manners, unique to Ruhuna and to educate the general public on the same.

(11) to establish cultural contacts with international cultural organisations for the propagation of the national arts of Sri Lanka.

(12) to exchange views on culture and art with foreign organisations.

(13) to affiliate with other associations for the promotion of arts in Sri Lanka.

(14) to create an awareness among youth, of the cultural values of Sri Lanka.

(15) to collaborate with any other institution or organisation, whether foreign or local, having objects similar to those of the Corporation.

(16) to foster and promote education by establishing and maintaining schools, Buddhist Dhamma Schools, Pirivenas and institutions for child education and by granting scholarships.

(17) to establish and maintain a department for oriental languages.

(18) to establish and maintain a department for inter- national languages such as English and French.

(19) to preserve and disseminate the Buddhist Philosophy and the Buddhist way of life.

(20) to establish and maintain Jayatissa Wijesinghe Buddhist Centre.

(21) to engage in the dissemination of Buddhism internationally.

(22) to establish friendly relations with other Buddhist organisations in Sri Lanka and abroad.

(23) to train students in small industries and to help them financially or otherwise to establish themselves as useful citizens.

(24) to afford children in indigent circumstances an opportunity to prepare for, to enter upon or to be engaged in a trade, occupation or service and to provide them with outfits, education or other amenities.

(25) to provide bursaries, scholarships, prizes, donations, financial assistance and other forms of assistance for the purpose of promoting, spreading and propagating the education and knowledge and to establish school libraries and cultural centres.

(26) to engage with a view to imparting technical expertise to the people in any industry, vocational or import and export business and to promote and to carry on agricultural and industrial enterprises, to aid and assist any person to carry on such enterprises, to maintain training programmes in respect of such enterprises and to organise services and propaganda work.

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