RED LOTUS ORGANISATION FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICES (INCorporation) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Powers and functions.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Fund of the Corporation.

8. Debts due by and payable to Corporation.

9. Accounts and audit.

10. The logo and seal of the Corporation.

11. Limitations of liability on Members of the Corporation.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Saving of the rights of Republic and others.

14. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

8 of 2011.

AN ACT to incorporate Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services.

[Date of Commencement: 22nd March, 2011]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons and organisations as are members for the time being of the Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services (hereinafter referred to as "the Organisation”) or 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 ”Red Lotus Organisation for Humanitarian Services” (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 alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

(1) The general objects of the Corporation shall be to prevent and alleviate suffering at times of disaster of any nature by bringing about greater preparedness at local, national and international levels through effective coordination, collaboration and networking and by acting as a resource bank for humanitarian services.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the objects set out in subsection (1) above, the objectives and functions of the Organisation in particular shall be to—

(a) encourage and promote all forms of humanitarian activities by member associations with a view to prevent and alleviate human suffering;

(b) encourage and promote in every country, the establishment and development of an association for humanitarian services and inculcation in them the principles of the Corporation;

(c) create and assist programmes for pre-disaster preparedness at international, national and local levels;

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