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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Kumarasiri Hettige 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.

19 of 2014.

AN ACT to incorporate the Kumarasiri Hettige Foundation.

[Date of Commencement: 17th June, 2014]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Kumarasiri Hettige Foundation (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Kumarasiri Hettige Foundation.

(1) From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the “Kumarasiri Hettige 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 “Kumarasiri Hettige 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 promote peace, goodwill, understanding and cooperation among all communities of Sri Lanka;

(b) to assist needy school children financially or otherwise by way of donations, prizes and scholarships enabling them to continue their education and encourage their regular attendance at school and to assist them in their educational, spiritual, religious, cultural and scientific development;

(c) to promote human rights, human values, fundamental freedoms and to promote democratic values among all communities in Sri Lanka;

(d) to encourage the participation in social and cultural activities among different ethnicities and communities with a view to promoting and fostering unity among them;

(e) to promote and encourage humanitarian, sports, literary, spiritual activities among all communities in Sri Lanka for the upliftment of quality of life;

(f) to assist the relevant authorities with the consent of such authorities—

(i) to establish and maintain libraries;

(ii) to promote agricultural and fisheries activities using new technologies;

(iii) to establish information technology centres for the advancement of scientific studies;

(iv) for the development of Institutes of higher studies and to encourage research activities and to award scholarships for the pursuance of higher education of the needy students;

(v) to empower women, children and the marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities, and the poor to achieve their potential; and

(vi) in the development of educational, religious, cultural, aesthetic and sports facilities and to organise various festivals and competitions.

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