Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society (Incorporation) Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure to 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. Debts due by and payable to the Society.

12. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

13. Application of moneys and property.

14. Seal of the Corporation.

15. Property remaining on dissolution.

16. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

4 of 2014.

An Act to incorporate the Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society.

[Date of Commencement: 04th March, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society” (hereinafter referred to as "the Society”) 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 "Philip Gunawardena Commemorative Society” (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.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to research into, foster and promote the philosophy and thinking of the late Mr. Philip Gunawardena;

(b) to collect and preserve available materials connected with the philosophy of the late Mr. Philip Gunawardena, including the speeches made, books and articles written on such philosophy;

(c) to carry out various commemorative activities in memory of the late Mr Philip Gunawardena;

(d) to act in collaboration with Philip Gunawardena Foundation Trust established under the Public Trustee;

(e) to foster and promote with reference to the philosophy of the late Mr. Philip Gunawardena, social, educational and cultural development of the disadvantaged and marginalized groups, particularly the youth of Sri Lanka;

(f) to propagate the memory and the philosophy of the late Mr. Philip Gunawardena by—

(i) assisting the relevant authorities to establish and maintain institutions such as orphanages and homes for the aged;

(ii) assisting the relevant authorities to establish and maintain vocational training institutions, with a view to promoting self employment among the unemployed youth and to assist such youth to engage successfully in business ventures by providing them with financial, marketing and other necessary assistance;

(iii) assisting the relevant authorities to establish and maintain institutions such as preschools and child care centers and to formulate and implement programmes for the welfare of such children;

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe to a subscription plan to view this part of the article.