Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation (Incorporation) Act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Patron of the Corporation.

6. Register of membership.

7. Powers of the Corporation.

8. Rules of the Corporation.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Accounts and audit.

11. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

12. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

13. Seal of the Corporation.

14. Limitation of liability of members.

15. Property remaining on dissolution.

16. Savings of the rights of the Republic and others.

17. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

25 of 2008.

AN ACT to incorporate the Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 15th May, 2008]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation”) 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 the ”Wadduwa Vivekamma Community Development Foundation”, (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”), and by that name may sue and be sued 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.

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

(a) to construct, equip, maintain and manage buildings required for the purposes of the Wadduwa Vivekamma Viharaya;

(b) to provide medical facilities, clothing and shelter to the needy, orphaned and sick person of the Buddhist faith who shall be members of the Foundation;

(c) to establish, assist to establish and maintain vocational training centres and institutions to enable youths of Buddhist faith who shall be members of the Foundation to develop their vocational skills and to secure self-employment;

(d) to educate bhikkus in the Buddha Dhamma and Buddhist values and encourage them to lead their lives in accordance therewith;

(e) to promote peace and foster religious, communal, ethnic and racial harmony among the Buddhist Community;

(f) to establish and maintain Dhamma schools and pre-schools for those of the Buddhist faith;

(g) to establish and maintain libraries, information and resource centres for the dissemination of knowledge among those of the Buddhist faith;

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