SRI LANKA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Board of Trustees.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Society.

10. Audit and accounts.

11. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

12. Seal of the Corporation.

13. Property remaining on dissolution.

14. Saving of the right of the Republic and others.

15. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

52 of 2009.

AN ACT to incorporate the Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

[Date of Commencement: 25th September, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (hereinafter referred to as the "Society”) and such other persons as shall hereafter be admitted 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 the "Sri Lanka Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” 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 established are declared to be—

(a) to create awareness among people on the need to protect animals;

(b) to educate people on the need to refrain from neglecting or inflicting unnecessary pain or suffering to animals;

(c) to take steps to preserve the fauna and create an awareness among the people of the importance of preserving the same;

(d) to create better environments for domestic animals and to provide them with security;

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