SALIHIYA THAIKKA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of Salihiya Thaikka Colombo.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Debts due by and payable to the Thaikka.

8. Corporation may hold and dispose property movable or immovable.

9. Corporation to be a non-profit making Organisation.

10. Powers of the Corporation to acquire property, invest funds, raise loans.

11. Seal of the Corporation.

12. Limitation liability of members.

13. Saving of the Rights of the Republic and others.

14. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULE

32 of 1998.

AN ACT to incorporate the "Salihiya Thaikka.”

[Date of Commencement: 10th June, 1998]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Salihiya Thaikka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of Salihiya Thaikka Colombo.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Board of Management of the Salihiya Thaikka Colombo (hereinafter referred to as the "Thaikka”) or shall hereinafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the name and style of "Salihiya Thaikka” and by that name may sue, and be sued, in all courts, with full power and authority to have, and to use, a common seal and alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to promote and encourage the study of the Arabic language and literature and Islamic religion, history and culture, in all their aspects and to conduct research on above subjects;

(b) to construct, restore, maintain and upkeep the Thaikka as a centre of Islamic cultural and social activities;

(c) to restore and maintain the Shrine, which is appurtenant to the Thaikka;

(d) to conduct Arabic and Islamic classes under the name of "Salihiya Thaikka” in order to train students to sit the Moulavi and other examinations recognised by the Government;

(e) to provide educational facilities for Muslims;

(f) to promote other social, educational and religious activities;

(g) to open branches to further the aforesaid objects;

(h) to print, publish and distribute, books, journals, magazines and pamphlets on Islam;

(i) to encourage the practical observance of Islam, among Muslims;

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