Volume VII
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. General powers of the Corporation.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Register of members.

8. Fund of the Corporation.

9. Audit and Accounts.

10. Seal of the Corporation.

11. Debts due by and payable to the Foundation.

12. Application of moneys and property.

13. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

14. Property remaining on dissolution.

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

16. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

43 of 2009.

AN ACT to incorporate the Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 17th August, 2009]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the "Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation” (hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation”) or 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 "Rev. Moonamale Dhammarathana Memorial Foundation” 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. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to construct a Statue to commemorate Venerable Moonamale Dhammarathana Thero, the late Chief Incumbent of Sri Punyawardanaramaya of Yatigaloluwa, Pannala, to organise religious and other ceremonies to commemorate his name, and to organise activities to enlighten the general public about the life of the Venerable Moonamale Dhammarathana Thero;

(b) with a view to assisting adherents of the Buddhist faith to implement programmes in respect of pre-schools, day care centres, children's homes, child education and religious education;

(c) to assist in enhancing the welfare and benefits of Sri Lankan Buddhist students who are unable to pursue their education due to poverty and other disabilities;

(d) to conduct necessary classes, lectures, libraries, seminars, conferences, workshops, discussions, dialogues, educational tours, exhibitions, displays, and publish newspapers and magazines with a view to ensuring the development of education of Buddhist youth;

(e) to provide relief services such as assistance and housing for the benefit of poor, elderly, destitute with physical and mental disabilities and the helpless, who are adherents of the Buddhist faith;

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