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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Markez Islamic Centre.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. General powers of the Corporation.

5. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

6. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

7. Debts due by and payable to the Centre.

8. Accounts and audit.

9. Property remaining on dissolution.

10. Powers of the Corporation to acquire property, invest funds, raise loans.

11. Seal of the Corporation.

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

13. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.


19 of 1999.

AN ACT to incorporate the Markez Islamic Centre.

[Date of Commencement: 6th July, 1999]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Markez Islamic Centre (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Markez Islamic Centre.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Markez Islamic Centre” (hereinafter referred to as the "Centre”) and such persons as shall hereafter be admitted as members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession, under the name and style of the "Markez Islamic Centre” and by that name may sue, and be sued, in all courts 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 encourage the observance of Islam;

(b) to promote, foster and encourage research into, and the study of, the Arabic language, literature and Islamic religion, history and culture, in all their aspects;

(c) to promote research on Islam in the Tamil, Sinhala, Arabic and English languages;

(d) to promote Islamic culture and morality;

(e) to facilitate the study of Islam and the Islamic way of life;

(f) to establish and maintain friendly relations with other Islamic organisations engaged in similar pursuits, in and outside Sri Lanka;

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