Volume VII
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation.

3. Constitution of the Board.

4. Capacity to hold property.

5. Vesting of property.

6. Release of trustees of grant of 2nd September, 1854.

7. Power to deal with property, and change site of college.

8. Debts.

9. Scholarships, exhibitions, and prizes.

10. Power to make rules.

11. Seal.

12. General Powers of the Board.

13. Saving of rights of the Republic and of certain other rights.

7 of 1930.

AN ORDINANCE to incorporate the St. Thomas* College Board of Governors and to amend the law relating to St. Thomas' College.

[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 1930]

1. Short title

This Ordinance may be cited as the Saint Thomas' College Board of Governors Ordinance.

2. Incorporation

(1) There shall be established a Board (hereinafter referred to as "the Board”), the members of which for the time being shall be, and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, with the name of "The Saint Thomas' College Board of Governors”.

(2) The Board shall in the said name and for the purposes herein mentioned have perpetual succession, and shall and may by the said name sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in all courts, and shall and may have and use a common seal with power to break, alter and renew the same at its discretion.

3. Constitution of the Board

(1) The Board shall consist of the following members—

(a) Ex-officio members—

The Lord Bishop of Colombo, or in his absence, his commissary;

The representative in Sri Lanka of the society.

(b) Such other persons as may be elected, nominated or co-opted in accordance with the rules in the Schedule*:

Provided that at least eighty per centum of the members of the Board shall be members of the Church of England in Ceylon, or of a Church in communion with that Church.

(2) Notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) contained, the first members of the Board shall be the following persons and two other persons to be co-opted by them after the commencement of this Ordinance, both of whom shall be members of the Church of England in Ceylon, and one of whom shall be a member of the St. Thomas' College Old Boys' Association—

(a) Ex-officio members—

The Right Reverend Mark Rudolph Carpenter-Gamier, Lord Bishop of Colombo, or in his absence, his commissary;

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