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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the John Seneviratne Foundation.

3. General Objects of the Corporation.

4. Corporation to ensure no conflict with work of Ministry or Department of the Government or Province.

5. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

6. Powers of the Corporation.

7. Rules of the Corporation.

8. Register of members.

9. Fund of the Corporation.

10. Accounts and Auditing.

11. Annual Report.

12. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Application of moneys and property.

15. Seal of the Corporation.

16. Property remaining on dissolution.

17. Saving of the rights of the Republic.

18. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

27 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the John Seneviratne Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 20th August, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the John Seneviratne Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the John Seneviratne Foundation.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act such and so many persons as now are members of the “John Seneviratne Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the “Foundation”) and 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 “John Seneviratne 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.

(2) The Corporation shall be deemed to be a voluntary social service organization within the meaning, and for the purpose of the Voluntary Social Services Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980 and the provisions of that Act shall apply to and in relation to the management of the affairs of the Corporation.

3. General Objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to award scholarships to deserving strudents who have been select to follow coureses at Universities and Technical Colleges;

(b) to establish and maintain water supply schemes in areas where there is a scarcity of water, subject to the provisions of section 21 of the National Water Supply and Drainage Board Law, No 2 of 1974;

(c) to organize tours, pleasure trips and such other activities, with a viwe to promoting the objects of the Corporation;

(d) to promote peace, goodwill, understanding and co-operation among all communities and people of Sri Lanka;

(e) to introduce suitable methods to prevent or minimize the impact of natural disasters;

(f) to assist the relevent authorities—

(i) to organize workshops and seminars, and provide other necessary assistance to school principals and teachers in order to appreciate and encourage their services and to enhance their professional knowledge and skills;

(ii) to provide medical relief to the needy with the assistance of doctors and health workers attached to teaching hospitals;

(iii) to assist needy children financially or otherwise to enable them to continue their studies;

(iv) to grant lands and houses to needy families who do not own lands and houses in accordance with the applicable laws;

(v) to establish and maintain vocational training institutions and encourage school leavers to improve their vocational skills by attending such institutions;

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