Volume VI
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Piya Dasuna Foundation.

3. The general objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of any Ministry.

5. Powers of the Corporation.

6. Executive Committee of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Accounts and Auditing.

10. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

11. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

12. Corporation to be non-profit organisation.

13. Property remaining on dissolution.

14. Seal of the Corporation.

15. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

19 of 2012.

AN ACT to incorporate the Piya Dasuna Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 06th August, 2012]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the "Piya Dasuna Foundation (Incorporation)” Act.

2. Incorporation of the Piya Dasuna Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Piya Dasuna Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation”) or 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 "Piya Dasuna 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.

3. The general objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to provide necessary education, training and assistance to Sri Lankan Youth to improve their professional and vocational skills with a view to obtaining their optimal and finest services for the development of the nation;

(b) to promote peace, goodwill and harmony among all the communities and people of Sri Lanka;

(c) to grant scholarships and bursaries to needy and deserving students of Sri Lanka;

(d) to establish and maintain permanent and mobile libraries mainly in the remote and underdeveloped areas, especially for the benefit of the students;

(e) to organize awareness programmes on concepts such as Fundamental Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance with a view to promoting such concepts among the Sri Lankans;

(f) to formulate and implement programmes to promote the rights of the children, women and other marginalized groups such as the differently able people;

(g) to sponsor and promote sports among the children and the youth according to their talents and interest;

(h) to formulate and implement various humanitarian assistance programmes such as housing, medical relief, poverty alleviation programmes for the needy and deserving Sri Lankans including the Displaced Persons;

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