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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

4. Board of trustees.

5. Rules.

6. Power to hold property.

7. Debts, due by and payable to the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home.

8. Seal of the Corporation.

9. Power to dispose property.

10. Decision of disputes, as to principles or policy.

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

46 of 1946.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home.

[Date of Commencement: 19th October, 1946]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home Ordinance.

2. Incorporation of the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home.

(1) On and after the date of the commencement of this Ordinance, the persons for the time being constituting the board of trustees of the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home, and the other members for the time being of the aforesaid Home shall be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate with the name of "the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home”.

(2) The Moors1 Islamic Cultural Home shall, in the said name and for the purposes herein mentioned, have perpetual succession, and may by the said name sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered in all courts, and shall have a common seal with power to break, alter and renew the same at its discretion.

3. Objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) the study and promotion of Islamic culture and religion;

(b) the research into, and study of, the history, customs, traditions and habits of the Ceylon Moors;

(c) the promotion of a spirit of fellowship among members of the Moors' Islamic Cultural Home, and the inculcation in them of the principles of service to the community and the country;

(d) the promotion of the cultural, moral, social and economic welfare of Sri Lanka;

(e) the provision of facilities for recreation;

(f) the establishment and maintenance of a hostel for students, a guest house for visitors, and a restaurant for the convenience of its members and other persons approved by the board of trustees; and

(g) the construction and maintenance of a suite of rooms which are to be let for weddings and other social functions.

4. Board of trustees.

(1) The affairs of the corporation shall, subject to any rules made or deemed to be made under this Ordinance, be administered by a board of trustees, consisting of the President, not less than five Vice-Presidents, three Honorary Joint Secretaries, two Honorary Joint Treasurers, and not less than thirty eight other members. The persons constituting such board shall be elected in accordance with rule 3 specified in the Schedule1 to this Ordinance or any rule amending the said rule 3.

(2) The first members of the board of trustees shall be—





W M Hauim, JP



Al Haj A V Macan Markar



A R M MuktharM H M MunasAl Alim M H M Shanuu-deeoO H M Sulaman



Al Haj M H M Sula-unanL M M UvaisM I Abdul Rasool



A I L Marikar


Hon. Jt. Secretaries'

A H Macan Markar, BA(Cantab)A LM Lafir



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