WORLD FELLOWSHIP OF BUDDHISTS SRI LANKA CENTRE (INCORPORATION) ACt

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Centre.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Powers of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Fund of the Corporation.

8. Accounts and Auditing.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Centre.

10. Limitation of liability of members.

11. Property remaining on dissolution.

12. Seal of the Corporation.

13. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

14. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

1 of 2009.

AN ACT to incorporate the World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Centre.

[Date of Commencement: 22nd January, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Centre (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Centre.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Regional Centre (hereinafter referred to as the "Centre”) and such other persons 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 "World Fellowship of Buddhists Sri Lanka Centre”, (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) 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 to 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 represent Sri Lanka within the World Fellowship of Buddhists;

(b) to encourage the membership to abide by Buddhist principles;

(c) to develop unity among Buddhists within the region and world over;

(d) to promote the Buddha Sasana among the Buddhists in the region as well as in other parts of the world;

(e) to encourage and assist Buddhists particularly Buddhist women to organise themselves to further the Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist culture;

(f) to undertake research activities on Buddhism and the publication of appropriate texts relating to Buddhism;

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