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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Asian Buddhist Congress.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

4. Powers of the Corporation.

5. Executive Council.

6. Rules of the Corporation.

7. Fund of the Corporation.

8. Accounts and audit.

9. Debts due by and payable to the Congress.

10. Seal of the Corporation.

11. Limit of liabilities of the members of the Corporation.

12. Disposal of property of the Corporation upon dissolution of the Corporation.

13. Saving of the rights of the republic and others.

14. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

23 of 1993.

AN ACT to incorporate the Asian Buddhist Congress.

[Date of Commencement: 21st April, 1993]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Asian Buddhist Congress (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Asian Buddhist Congress.

From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Asian Buddhist Congress (hereinafter referred to as "the Congress”) 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 "Asian Buddhist Congress” 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.

3. General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to promote the total development of man, spiritually, physically, culturally and economically, on the basis of Buddhist principles;

(b) to promote the observance and practice of the teachings of Buddha as enunciated in the five precepts and to promote religious favour among the Buddhists of the Asian Region;

(c) to promote amity and concord amongst people, respective of race, religion and other differences;

(d) to provide opportunities for representative of Buddhist Associations of the Asian Region to meet and discuss problems, for the purpose of taking collective action to safeguard and promote Buddhist interests, either by themselves or through their respective Governments;

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