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(Incorporation) act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. Register of Members.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Accounts of the Corporation.

8. Debts due by and payable to the society.

9. Application of money and property.

10. Corporation may hold property movable or immovable.

11. Powers of the Corporation.

12. Seal of the Corporation.

13. Limitation of Liability of members.

14. Property remaining on dissolution.

15. Savings of the Rights of the Republic and others.

6 of 1992,

45 of 2006.

AN ACT to incorporate the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 26th February, 1992]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

From and after the date of the commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the "Society”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate under the name and style of "The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka” (hereinafter referred to as "the Corporation”) with perpetual succession and by that name shall and may sue and be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and alter the same at its pleasure.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

It is hereby declared that the general objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to institute and promote inquiries into the history, religions, languages, literature, arts, sciences and social conditions of the present and former peoples of Sri Lanka and connected culture;

(b) to make comparative and evaluative studies of the historical and cultural backgrounds associated with the religions, beliefs, languages, literature, arts, music and various other creative expositions of Asian countries both in the present day and in the past and to examine in what manner they have influenced the culture of Sri Lanka;

(c) to establish libraries, and provides other services and print, publish and sell books, journals, memoirs, monographs and periodicals to fulfill the objects of the Corporation;

(d) to establish and maintain schools and educational institutions, grant scholarships, promote and develop education;

(e) to establish friendly relations with organisations devoted to Asian cultures both in Sri Lanka and abroad;

(f) to arrange, organise, establish and promote exhibitions; lecture programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops, debates, educational tours and other activities for the achievement of the objects of the Corporation;

(g) to send delegates to seminars on topics pertaining to the objects of the Corporation, conducted in Sri Lanka or in foreign countries, particularly Asian countries;

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