SRI NARADA BAUDDHA MADHYASTHANA VIHARA SANWARDANA SABHAWA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Register of membership.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Accounts and audit.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Sanwardana Sabhawa.

11. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

12. Property remaining on dissolution.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

14. Limitation of liability of members.

15. Savings of the Rights of the Republic and others.

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

1 of 2003.

AN ACT to incorporate the Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa.

[Date of Commencement: 6th January, 2003]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa (hereinafter referred to as "the Sanwardana Sabhawa”) or shall hereafter be admitted, as members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a body Corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the name and style of the”Sri Narada Bauddha Madhyasthana Vihara Sanwardana Sabhawa”, and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts, 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.

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

(a) to sponsor and promote the study of, and research into, all aspects of Buddhism;

(b) to establish and maintain educational institutions to teach Buddhism and to inculcate in the people, the Buddha Dhamma and Buddhist values, and to encourage them to lead their lives in accordance with the Dhamma and Buddhist values;

(c) to establish and maintain Viharas, monasteries, shrines, hermitages and other religious institutions and to promote, foster and preserve, Buddhist festivals, rites, rituals, practices and traditions;

(d) to award scholarships, fellowships, prizes, certificates and other awards to those who have fulfilled the requirements for such awards and to provide educational facilities and services to all sections of society;

(e) to promote, the training of the sangha including training to undertake missionary work;

(f) to promote peace and foster religious, communal, ethnic and racial harmony in the community;

(g) to provide social and welfare services and to establish and maintain centres and institutions for the welfare, training and rehabilitation of the destitute, the disabled, the impaired, the aged, the sick and the displaced;

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