MENTAL DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
CENTRE (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Mental Development and Research Centre.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. List of members.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Centre.

11. Audit and accounts.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

14. Limit on liabilities of the Members.

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

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

2 of 2007.

AN ACT to incorporate the Mental Development and Research Centre

[Date of Commencement: 22nd January, 2007]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Mental Development and Research Centre (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Mental Development and Research Centre.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Mental Development and Research Centre (hereinafter referred to as "the Centre”) and shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession under the name and style of "Mental Development and Research Centre” ( hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) 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 to alter the same at it pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be—

(a) to propagate mental training, developmental and research activities in Sri Lanka and other foreign countries and to train those who are willing to undergo training in ‘Samatha Vidarshana' meditational system;

(b) to provide necessary facilities for training in ethics and exercising and developing of mental discipline and mental development etc. in Sri Lanka and abroad;

(c) to provide necessary doctrinaire advice for resolving mental crisis, problems and any other similar issues faced by the general public;

(d) to encourage persons in various educational institutions such as the universities, colleges of education, pirivenas and schools in Sri Lanka as well as abroad, interested in mental training, developmental and research activities; in promoting these activities and providing necessary requisites and library facilities for such research activities;

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