LANKA JATIKA SARVODAYA SHRAMADANA
SANGAMAYA (Incorporation) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. The affairs of the Corporation to be administered by an Executive Council.

5. Register of Members.

6. Rules.

7. Liabilities and debt's due to the Association.

8. The Corporation may hold property.

9. Seal of the Corporation and procedure for fixing it.

10. Custody of the Seal of the Corporation.

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

SCHEDULE

16 of 1972,

12 of 1999.

AN ACT to incorporate the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd May,1972]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya.

The members for the time being of the association known as the Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (hereinafter referred to as "the Association”) shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession, a common seal, and the name "Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya”. The Corporation may sue and be sued in such name.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

The general objects of Corporation shall be the following—

(1) To provide, by means of Shramadana Camps and other constructive ways, adequate opportunities and the appropriate mental climate for the realisation of the principles, the philosophy and the objects of Sarvodaya by the Shramadana Sewakas and Sewikas who volunteer to engage themselves in village development and community welfare projects.

(2) To provide opportunities to the youth to acquire a correct understanding of the socio-economic and other problems of the country, and to organise educational and training programmes for them to learn ways and means of solving these according to the Sarvodaya philosophy.

(3) To organise programmes with a view to the eradication of distrust and disintegration springing from differences such as of caste, race, creed and party-politics.

(4) To disseminate qualities of selfless service, self-denial, co-operation, self-discipline and dignity of labour among the people of the land.

(5) To encourage the development, especially in the youth of healthy views of social justice, equality, love of one's motherland and international brotherhood.

(6) To develop self-confidence, co-operation and unity among the urban and rural communities and to evoke their inherent strength to bring about an all round development in their spiritual, moral, social, economic and educational life.

(7) To train and organise groups of youth who are ready to come forward and render voluntary service in times of national distress as well as in community development and social welfare programmes.

(8) To collect and mobilise the maximum possible resources of the people such as their time, intelligence, energy, land, wealth, specialised skills and technological knowledge which they are prepared to donate of their own free-will, and utilise these scientifically to bring about the general economic and social progress of the people.

(9) to promote, organise and engage in, economic and financial activities and to carry on such activities, both within and outside Sri Lanka, for the purpose of creating employment and financing the welfare programmes, projects, and activities of the Association.

[S 3(9) ins by s 2(c) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(10) to promote the establishment of legally recognised community organisations to undertake spiritual, moral, social, educational, economic and financial activities for the development of communities in accordance with the Sarvodaya Philosophy; and to assist such organisations to carry out their development, work, by providing them with training, management services and financial assistance.

[S 3(10) rep by s 2(b); ins by s 2(c) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(11) to establish such legal entities as may be necessary to manage the various programmes and projects of the Association, to frame rules governing the conduct of such entities, and to delegate to such entities such administrative powers and financial authority as may be necessary.

[S 3(11) ins by s 2(c)of Act 12 of 1999.]

(12) to enter into arrangements for sharing profits, union of interest, co-operation, joint venture, reciprocal concession or otherwise, with any person, company or business undertaking carrying on, or engaged in, any business or transaction which the Association wishes to carry on or engage in.

[S 3(12) ins by s 2(c) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(13) to promote peace among the different ethnic groups in Sri Lanka through direct action, participation in non-violent interventions, and indirect participation in such activities as peace marches, peace conferences, peace education programmes, peace camps or other activities, by the establishment of Sarvodaya Non-violent People's Peace Organisation.

[S 3(13) ins by s 2(c) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(14) to strike for the promotion of universal respect for the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms; and by progressive measures, both national and international, to secure their universal recognition and observance.

[S 3(14) ins by s 2(c) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(15) To help generally in the realisation of the objects of the various institutions of the United Nations and especially to assist in the programmes of the freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, the UNESCO to eradicate hunger, illiteracy and disease from our world.

[S 3(9) re- numbered as s3(15) of s 2(a); 3(15) am by s 2(d) of Act 12 of 1999.]

4. The affairs of the Corporation to be administered by an Executive Council.

(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules for the time being of the Corporation, be administered by an Executive Council which shall consist of committee of the office-bearers of the Corporation and other members elected to the Executive Council at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation.

[S 4(1) am by s 3(a) of Act 12 of 1999.]

(2) The Executive Council may delegate any of its functions to the committee of office-bearers orone or more Standing Committees or Sub-Committees.

[S 4(2) am by s 3(b) of Act 12 of 1999.]

5. Register of Members.

(1) The General Secretary of the Corporation shall keep a register of the members of the Corporation.

(2) The Register of the members of the Corporation shall contain the following particulars—

(i) The name and full postal address of each member.

(ii) The date of admission to membership.

(iii) The date on which such member ceased to be a member.

6. Rules.

(1) The Corporation may, by a vote of two-third of the members present and voting at a General Meeting of the Corporation, make rules for admission to, and removal from, membership of the Corporation, for the performance of the duties of the committee of office-bearers and other members of the executive council of the corporation, for the establishment of Sarvodaya related economic enterprises and welfare units, for the composition of the committee of office-bearers, for the procedure in the transaction of business, and otherwise generally for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of its objects.

[S 6(1) am by s 4 of Act 12 of 1999.]

(2) The rules of the Corporation shall not be revised, rescinded or amended except at a special general meeting convened for the purpose and by a vote of not less than two-third of those present and voting.

(3) Written notice of the proposed additions, amendments and deletions shall be forwarded to the Executive Council through the Honorary General Secretary, and the Executive Council shall decide by a majority vote of the members of the Council present, the additions, amendments and deletions which should be presented at a special general meeting, for approval.

(4) Subject to the provisions of subsections (1), (2) and (3) of this section, the rules set out in the Schedule to this Act shall be the rules of the Corporation.

7. Liabilities and debt's due to the Association.

All debts of the Association existing at the commencement of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation and all debts due and fees, subscriptions and grants payable to the Association shall be paid to the Corporation.

8. The Corporation may hold property.

The Corporation may acquire and hold any movable or immovable property by right of purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise, and, subject to the rules for the time being of the Corporation, may sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property of the Corporation.

9. Seal of the Corporation and procedure for fixing it.

The seal of the Corporation may be altered at the pleasure of the Corporation The seal shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of two office-bearers of the Corporation one of whom shall be the President or in his absence a Vice-President, who shall sign their names on the instrument in token of their presence, and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.

10. Custody of the Seal of the Corporation.

The General Secretary of the Corporation shall have the custody of the seal of the Corporation.

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

Nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the, Republic, or of any body politic or corporate, or of any other person, except such as are mentioned in this Act and those claiming by, from, or under them.

SCHEDULE

RULES OF THE LANKA JATIKA SARVODAYA SHRAMADANA SANGAMAYA

Rule 1–Name:

The name of the Association shall be "The Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya” (hereinafter referred to as ”The Association”.)

Rule 2– Symbol:

The symbol of the Association shall be a light red open lotus flower with the rising sun in the background.

Rule 3–Motto:

The motto of the Association shall be "Let us go from village to village and be of service to all”

Rule 4–Flag:

The Association shall have a flag comprising of the symbol and motto of the Association on a white background.

Rule 5–General Objects:

The general object of the Association shall be—

(1) to provide, by means of Shramadana Camps and other constructive ways, adequate opportunities and the appropriate mental climate for the realisation of the principles, the philosophy and the objects of Sarvodaya by the Shramadana Sevaka-Sevikas who volunteer to engage themselves in village development and community welfare projects;

(2) to provide opportunities to the youth to acquire a correct understanding of the socio-economic and other problems of the country and organise educational and training programmes for them, to learn ways and means of solving these according to the Sarvodaya Philosophy;

(3) to organise programmes with a view to the eradication of distrust and disintegration, arising from differences such as caste, race, creed and party politics;

(4) to disseminate qualities of selfless service, self-denial, cooperation, self-discipline and dignity of labour among the people of the land;

(5) to encourage the development, especially in the youth of healthy views of social justice, equality, love of one's motherland and international brotherhood;

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