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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Dawat-e- Hadiyah (Sri Lanka).

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Power to appoint Nominees.

6. Vesting property held by the Dai al-Mutlaq.

7. Rules of Corporation.

8. Debts due by and payable to the Dai al-Mutlaq.

9. Seal of the Corporation.

10. Privileges of the Dai al-Mutlaq.

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

12. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

12 of 1994.

AN ACT to incorporate the Dawat-e-Hadiyah Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 7th June, 1994]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Dawat-e-Hadiyah (Sri Lanka) (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Dawat-e-Hadiyah (Sri Lanka).

From and after the date of commencement of this Act the Dai-al-Mutlaq, the supreme head of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, to wit, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin the fifty-second Dai al-Mutlaq and his successors that is, each incumbent in the office of the Dai al-Mutlaq duly appointed by his predecessor by an act of designation in accordance with the canons and principles of Dawat-e-Hadiyah, shall be and become a Corporation Sole with perpetual succession. Such Corporation Sole shall be known as the "Dawat-e-Hadiyah (Sri Lanka)” (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) and may by that name 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 of the Corporation shall be to promote the spiritual, religious, ecclesiastical, charitable, educational, social and other purposes of Dawat-e-Hadiyah in Sri Lanka.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

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