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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of Parameshvara College of North Ceylon, and use of a common seal.

3. Power to sue and be sued.

4. Right to acquire and dispose of property for the benefit of the said college.

5. Vesting in the board of directors the title deeds, mortgages, held by the trustees of the college.

6. Tenure of the office of president by Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan.

7. Appointment of successors to Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan and other directors of the board.

8. Voluntary-retirement of directors.

9. Board to appoint officers and to administer the college.

10. The course of studies to be imparted, and the aims of the college.

11. Meetings of the board.

12. The quorum for a board meeting.

13. All executive power to be vested in the president.

14. Accounts. 

15. The board empowered to make, vary, and revoke rules.

16. Saving of the rights of the Crown.

7 of 1925.

AN ORDINANCE to declare the constitution of parameshvara college and to incorporate the board of directors of the said college.


Whereas Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Kt., K.C., C.M.G., has founded in the Northern Province of Ceylon a college called Parameshvara College mainly for the education of Hindu boys, and the training of them to lofty ideals of character, perfection in work, heartfelt devotion to God and loyalty to the King, and has heretofore transacted all the affairs of the said college with the help of certain other persons appointed by him, and forming together the trustees of the said college:

And whereas it is desirable to constitute these persons one body politic and corporate, for the purpose of effectually promoting the aims of the said college and transacting all its affairs:

Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Ceylon, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows—

[Date of Commencement: 21stAugust, 19561*]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Parameshvara College Ordinance.

2. Incorporation of Parameshvara College of North Ceylon, and use of a common seal.

From and after the passing of this Ordinance the following persons shall be, and become, a corporation, under the name and style of The Board of Directors of the Parameshvara College of North Ceylon, to wit, the said Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Lady Ramanathan, Ramanathan Rajendra, Ramanathan Vamadeva, the Hon. Arunachalam Mahadeva, the principal of Parameshvara College, the Hon. Wytialingam Duraiswamy, and the Hon. Suppiramaniam Raja ratnam, and by the said name they and their successors shall have perpetual succession and shall use a common seal.

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