Institute Of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka(Incorporation)

Institute Of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka(Incorporation)

WHEREAS an Institute called and known as a the Institute of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka” has heretofore been established for the purpose of effectually carrying out and transacting all objects and matters connected with the said Institute according to the rules agreed to by its members :

AND WHEREAS the said Institute has heretofore successfully carried out and transacted the several objects and matters for which it was established and has applied to be incorporated, and it will be for the public advantage to grant the application :

BE it therefore enabled by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri .Lanka as follows :-

Act Nos,
64 of 1992
11 of 2000
[8th December
, 1992
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Institute of Engineering Diploma’s Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act,. No- 64 of 1992.

Incorporation of the Institute of Engineering Diplomates Sri Lanka.

2. From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Institute of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as ‘”the Institute”) 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 Institute of Engineering Diplomates, Sri Lanka ” (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 change and alter the same at its will and pleasure.

Eligibility for membership.

3. The following shall be eligible for membership of the Corporation : ”

(a) any person holding the Junior Technical Officers (J.T.O.) Certificate ;

(b) a person holding the National Diploma in Technology (N,DT.) from the University of Moratuwa or from any other Technical College ; and

(c) any person holding any oilier qualification recognized by the rule of the Corporation or who has passed the examination conducted by the Corporation,

General objects of Corporation.

4. The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be”

(a) to disseminate information on subjects relating to, or affecting engineering technology by lectures, seminars, discus sons, technical literature or otherwise ;

(b) to encourage the pursuit of higher studies and for that purpose to encourage the donation, on such terms and conditions as from time to time shall be prescribed by rules-. of a prize or prizes or other awards or distinctions :

(c) to conduct examinations in theory and practice of engineering technology to ascertain suitablity of persons for admission to membership of the Corporation ;

(d) to borrow any moneys required for the purposes of the Corporation, upon such terms and on such securities as may be determined by it;

(e) to invest the money of the Corporation not immediately required for its purpose in, or upon, such investments securities or property as may be thought fit;

(f) to form, or acquire, by purchase, donation, bequest or otherwise, a library and a collection of maps, models, drawings, and other material, and to maintain, extend and improve the same ;

(g) to foster co-operation with similar institutes and associations in Sri Lanka and abroad ;

(h) to take such other measures as may be necessary for the accomplishment of all or any of the objects of the Corporation.

General powers of the Corporation.

5. Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other written law, the Corporation shall have the power to do, perform and execute all such acts, matters, and things whatsoever as an’ necessary or the desirable for the promotion or furtherance of the objects of the Corporation or anyone of them, including the power to open, operate and close bank accounts, to borrow or raise moneys, with or without security ; to rescind or collect grants and other assistance from the State or any other bodies or organizations, to invest .Its funds, and to engage, employ and dismiss officers and servants required for the carrying out of the objects of the Corporation.

Rules of the Corporation.


(1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation, from time to time, at a special general meeting of the members and by corporation a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, to make rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or any other written law, for the admission, withdrawal, or expulsion of members, for the classification of the duties of the Council of Management and of the various officers, agents and servants of the Corporation, for the procedure to be followed in the transaction of business, and otherwise generally, for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of its objects. Such rules when made may, at a like meeting and in like manner be altered, added to, amended or cancelled.

(2) The members of the Corporation shall be subject to the rules of the Corporation.

The Council of Management.


(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation as hereinafter provided, be administered by a Council of Management.

(2) Unless otherwise provided by the rules of the Corporation, general membership, the Council of Management shall consist of the president, two past presidents, one senior vice-president, three vice-presidents, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, editor, and twenty-sight corporate members, to represent the various fields of engineering technology.

(3) The first Council of Management of the Corporation shall be the Council of the Institute holding office on the day prior to the date of ommencement of this Act.

Powers of the Corporation to hold property.

8. Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other written law subject to the rules for the time being in force, corporation of the Corporation, the Corporation shall be able and capable in law”

(a) of acquiring by purchase, exchange, gift, device or bequest or in any other manner, and of holding and enjoying in perpetuity or for any lesser term subject to any express trust or otherwise, any property, movable or immovable of any nature or kind whatsoever ;

(b) of selling, granting, conveying, assigning or other- wise disposing of, any of its properties.

Powers to charge fees and subscription.

9. The Corporation shall be able and capable in law to charge –

(a) such fees, as the Corporation may deem reasonable,for admission to any examination conducted by the Corporation;

(b) fees for the election of persons to any class of membership of the Corporation; and

(c) such subscription and charges from members of the Corporation, as the Corporation may deem reasonable in respect of the services provided by the Corporation.

Debts due by the payable to the Institute.

10. All debts and liabilities of the Institute existing on the day preceding the date of commencement of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation hereby constituted, and all debts due to and subscriptions, contributions and fees pay- able to the Institute on that day shall be paid to the Corporation for the purpose of this Act.

How the seal of Corporation is to be affixed.

11. The seal of the Corporation shall be in the custody of the honorary secretary of the Corporation and shall not be affixed to any instrument except by the authority of sa resolution of the Council of Management and in the presence of two office-bearers, nominated by the Council of Management who shall sign their names to the instrument in token of their presence and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.

Limitation of liability of members.

12. No member of the Corporation shall for the purpose of discharging the debts and liabilities of the Corporation, or for any other purpose, be liable to make any contribution exceeding the amount of such membership, fees as may be due from lieu to the Corporation.

Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

13. Nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the Republic or of any body politic or corporate, or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Act and those claiming by, from, or under, them.

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

14. in the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.