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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of Ministry or Department of the Government or Province.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Register of Members.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Accounts and Auditing.

11. Annual Report.

12. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Application of moneys and property.

15. Seal of the Corporation.

16. Property remaining on dissolution.

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

18. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

28 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 21st August, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the “Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the “Foundation”) and 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 “Bodhirajarama Educational and Cultural Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as “the Corporation”), 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.

(2) The Corporation shall be deemed to be a voluntary social service organization within the meaning, and for the purpose of the voluntary social services organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980 and the provisions of that Act shall apply to and in relation to the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to take measures to develop all Buddhist temples with the aim of fostering spiritual development of the Buddhists and to take all necessary measures to add extensions to the Bodhirajarama temple;

(b) to encourage the upliftment of moral values of the Buddhists and commence and implement various programmes for that purpose;

(c) with the aim of assisting the Buddhists, to implement programs to establish pre-schools, day care centers, homes for children, homes for elders and Dhamma schools;

(d) to commence and conduct various projects for the welfare of Sri Lankan Buddhist students who are unable to pursue their education either due to poverty or other disabilities;

(e) to conduct lectures, seminars, discussions, workshops, educational trips, exhibitions and print publications for the Maha Sangha, Dasa Sil Mathas and the young and elderly Buddhist people with a view to promoting education;

(f) to provide relief services such as assistance and housing, for the benefit of the poor, elderly and destitute people with physical and mental disabilities and the helpless, who are adherents of the Buddhist faith;

(g) to implement programmes in relation to child health, adult health, disease control, conduct medical clinics, physical training and sports centres and provide medical aid in order to ensure the welfare of the Buddhists;

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