Volume V
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of Lanka Manila Samiti.

3. Objects.

4. Central board.

5. Rules.

6. Power to hold and deal with property.

7. Seal of the association.

8. Saving as to the rights of the Republic and others.

45 of 1947.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the Lanka Mahila Samiti.

[Date of Commencement: 2nd July, 1947]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Lanka Mahila Samiti Ordinance.

2. Incorporation of Lanka Manila Samiti.

From and after the date of the commencement of this Ordinance, the president, vice-president and other members of the Lanka Mahila Samiti (hereinafter referred to as "the association”), and such and so many persons as may hereafter be members of the association for the time being shall become and be a corporation with continuance for ever under the name and style of "The Lanka Mahila Samiti” and by that name shall and may be sued in all courts with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to change and alter the same at their pleasure.

3. Objects.

The general objects of the association are hereby declared to be—

(1) to promote and assist the establishment in Sri Lanka of women's associations or Mahila Samiti, with the object of furthering concerted work among women for their educational, social and economic progress and advancement and generally of carrying on propaganda designed to further the uplift of the women of Sri Lanka;

(2) to act as a central federation of Mahila Samiti throughout Sri Lanka and to assist in the furtherance of the objects and interests of such samiti;

(3) to take steps for the appointment and constitution in the provinces of Sri Lanka of provincial committees for the promotion and encouragement of the following aims and objects of Mahila Samiti, that is to say—

(a) social intercourse, irrespective of caste, race or creed,

(b) agricultural enterprise,

(c) cottage industries,

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