SRI LANKA EX-SERVICEMEN'S ASSOCIATION LAW

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Power to make rules.

6. Liabilities and debts.

7. The Corporation may acquire, hold and dispose of property, and borrow money.

8. Seal of the Corporation.

9. Custody of the seal.

10. War Charities (Sri Lanka).

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

SCHEDULE

8 of 1976,

42 of 1992.

A LAW to incorporate the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association.

[Date of Commencement: 9th April, 1976]

1. Short title.

This Law may be cited as the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association Law.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association.

From and after the date of commencement of this Law, the persons who are for the time being members of the Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association (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 "The Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen's Association”. The Corporation may sue and be sued in such name.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

The objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to foster a spirit of comradeship and esprit-de-corps among all ranks of Sri Lanka Ex-Servicemen who served in the 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 Wars or in the period between, in any Unit of the Ceylon Defence Force or in the Ceylon Royal Artillery or in the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Force or in the Ceylon Naval Volunteer Reserve thereafter, and all those who served in any Unit of the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy or Sri Lanka Air Force, or in any Unit of the Forces of the Commonwealth;

(b) to promote the welfare of such Ex-Servicemen;

(c) to make such representations as are necessary to the State and other employers in regard to resettlement of Ex-Servicemen and to assist in the placing of individual Ex-Servicemen in employment;

(d) to grant financial assistance to Ex-Servicemen and their dependants who are, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, in need of financial assistance;

(e) to foster and encourage the formation of Corps and Regimental Associations by persons who have retired from the Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Navy or Sri Lanka Air Force, to be affiliated to the Association;

[S 3(e) am by s 2 of Act 42 of 1992.]

(f) to maintain, conduct and manage the War Charities Fund (Sri Lanka) in accordance with such regulations as may be framed for that purpose; and

[S 3(f) am by s 2 of Act 42 of 1992.]

(g) to preserve the memory of the servicemen who sacrificed their lives in the defense of Sri Lanka.

[S 3(g) ins by s 2 of Act 42 of 1992.]

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules in force for the time being as hereinafter provided, be administered by the office-bearers of the Association, the Executive Committee and the General Council to be elected, or nominated, as the case may be, in accordance with the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation.

(2) All members of the Corporation shall be subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation.

5. Power to make rules.

(1) The General Council may, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting at an annual meeting or a special meeting of the General Council make rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or any written law, for; the admission to, and the removal from, membership of the Corporation, for the performance of the duties of the office-bearers and the members of the General Council and the Executive Committee of the Corporation, 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 5(1) am by s 3 of Act 42 of 1992.]

(2) Any rule of the Corporation may be altered, amended or rescinded by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting at an annual meeting or a special meeting of the General Council.

[S 5(2) am by s 3 of Act 42 of 1992.]

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

6. Liabilities and debts.

All the debts and liabilities of the Association existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Law shall be paid by the Corporation hereby constituted and all debts due to, and fees, subscriptions, contributions and grants payable to, the Association shall be paid to the Corporation.

7. The Corporation may acquire, hold and dispose of property, and borrow money.

The Corporation—

(a) may acquire and hold property, movable or immovable, by right of purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise;

(b) shall hold any property subject to the rules for the time being of the Corporation;

(c) may subject to any trust attaching to such property and to the law regulating such trusts, sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any of its properties; and

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