Maharagama, Pamunuwa Sucharithodaya Social Services Society (Incorporation)

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Published: 2000

Maharagama, Pamunuwa Sucharithodaya Social Services Society (Incorporation)
Maharagama, Pamunuwa Sucharithodaya Social Services Society (Incorporation)




AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MAHARAGAMA, PAMUNUWA SUCHARITHODAYA SOCIAL SERVICES SOCIETY






Preamble.
WHEREAS a Society called the Maharagama, Pamunuwa, Sucharithodaya Social Services Society has been formed for the purpose of effectually carrying out and transacting all objects and matters connected with the said Society according to the rules agreed to by its members:



AND WHEREAS the said Society has successfully carried out and transacted the several objects and matters for which it was formed and has applied to be incorporated and it will for the public advantage to grant the above application :



BE it therefore enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :-



[22nd May

, 2000 ]













Short title.



1. This Act may be cited as the Maharagama, Pamunuwa Sucharithodaya Social Services Society (Incorporation) Act, No. 14 of 2000.



Incorporation of the Maharagama Pamunuwa Sucharithodaya Social Services Society.



2. From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Maharagama Pamunuwa, Sucharithodaya Social Services Society (hereinafter referred to as "the Society") and such other persons as shall hereafter be admitted 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 "Maharagama, Pamunuwa, Sucharithodaya Social Services Society" and by that name 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.



General Objects of the Corporation.



3. The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared as-





(a) to establish and maintain of elders homes and children's homes ;



(b) to establish and maintain of homes for destitutes ;



(c) to promote the welfare of mentally retarded and physically handicapped persons ; and



(d) to provide career opportunities for the unemployed and to train them in various trades.



General powers of the Corporation.



4. Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other written law, the Corporation shall have the power to do. perform and execute all such acts, matters and things whatsoever as are necessary or desirable for the promotion and furtherance of the objects of the Corporation or any one of them, including the power to open, operate and close bank accounts, to borrow or raise money with or without security, to receive or collect grants or donations, to invest its funds and to engage, employ and dismiss officers and servants required for the carrying out of the objects of the Corporation.



The Management of affairs of the Corporation



5.





(1) The administration, management and control of the affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation, be vested in a Committee of Management.



(2) The first Committee of Management of Corporation shall consist of the members of the Committee of the Management of the Society holding office of the day immediately preceding the date of commencement of this Act and whose names are set out in the Schedule to this Act.



Rules of the Corporation.



6.





(1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation from time to time, at any general meeting of the members and by the votes of not less than two thirds of the members present and voting, to make rules not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or any other written law for the admission, withdrawal or expulsion of members, for the conduct of duties of the Committee of Management and of the various officers, agents and servants of the Corporation, for the procedure to be followed in the transaction of business at meetings of the Committee of Management and otherwise generally, for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the attainment of its objects. Such rules when made may, at a like meeting and in like manner be altered, added to, amended or rescinded.



(2) The members of the corporation shall be subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation.



Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.



7. The Corporation shall be able and capable in law to take and hold any property movable and immovable which may become vested in it by virtue of any purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition, or otherwise, and all such property shall be held by the corporation for the purpose of this Act and subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.



Debts due by and payable to the Society.



8. All debts and liabilities of the Society existing on the day immediately preceeding the date of commencement of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation and all debts due to, and subscriptions and contributions payable to, the Society on that day shall be paid to the Corporation for the purposes of this Act.



Seal of the Corporation.



9. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of such number of persons as may be provided for in the rules of the Corporation, who shall sign their names on the instrument in token of their presence and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.



Property Remaining on Dissolution.



10. If upon the dissolution of the Corporation there remains after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities of the be distributed among the members of the Corporation but shall be given or transferred to societies having objects similar to those of the Corporation.



Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.



11. Nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the Republic or any body politic or corporate, or any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Act and those claiming by, from, or under, them.



Sinhala Text to prevail in case of inconsistency.



12. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act the Sinhala text shall Prevail.
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