Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan (Incorporation)

Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan (Incorporation)

WHEREAS an Association called and known as the ” Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan (The Ceylon University Mosque Association) “, has heretofore been established for the purpose of effectually carrying out and transacting all matters connected with the said Association according to the rules agreed to by its members:

AND whereas the said Association 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 enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows :

[17th October
, 1983
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan (Incorporation) Act, No. 42 of 1983.

Incorporation of the Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan.

2. From and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now, are members of the Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan (The Ceylon University Mosque Association) (hereinafter referred to as ” the Association”) 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 ” Lajnathul Masjidul Jamiya Sailan”, 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.

General objects of the Corporation.


(1) The general objects of the Corporation are hereby declared to be

(a) the establishment of a Mosque within the University of Peradeniya;

(b) the collection of funds and acceptance of endowments and materials for the building of the mosque and the maintenance thereof;

(c) the construction and management of the said mosque ;

(d) the promotion of the Islamic way of life amongst the Muslim students of the University of Peradeniya and the provision of religious instruction to them ;

(e) the dissemination of the doctrines and teachings of Islam and of Islamic culture and the promotion of activities for the benefit of the community and in particular the award of scholarships, and the provision of all other amenities for the furtherance of their education, to less affluent students;

(f) the establishment of an Islamic cultural centre with a library, information services and allied facilities ; and

(g) the establishment, maintenance and management of mosques in other Universities or Institutions that may be established in Sri Lanka.

(2) In carrying out the objects specified in subsection (1) the Corporation shall be subject to the provisions of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978 and nothing contained in subsection (1) shall affect or prejudice the powers of the University Grants Commission or the Authorities established by or under the said Act.

General powers of the corporation.

4. 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 are necessary or desirable for the promotion or furtherance of the objects of the Corporation or any one of them including the power to open, operate and close Bank accounts, to borrow or raise moneys with or without security, to invest the funds of the Corporation, to construct any buildings on any land vested in or acquired or held by, the Corporation, and, for the carrying out of the objects of the Corporation, to engage, employ and dismiss personnel.

Management of the affairs of the corporation.


(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation, be administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of the office-bearers and such other persons to be elected in accordance with the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation.

(2) The first Board of Trustees of the Corporation shall consist of the members of the Board of Trustees of the Association holding office at the time of coming into operation of this Act, and whose names are specified in the Schedule to this Act.

Rules of the Corporation.


(1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation at an Annual General Meeting or at any meeting specially called for the purpose and by a majority which is not less than two-thirds of the number of members present and voting at such meeting to make rules in respect of all or any of the following matters:

(a) the appointment and removal of the members of the Corporation and the Board of Trustees ;

(b) the term of office of the members of the Board of Trustees;

(c) the procedure to be followed by the Corporation and the Board of Trustees generally in the transaction of business, and in particular in the conduct of meetings;

(d) the payment out of the funds of the Corporation of expenses incurred by the Corporation and the Board of Trustees in carrying out the objects of the Corporation;

(e) the opening of Bank accounts and the operation of such accounts;

(f) the conduct of the duties of the office-bearers, agents, employees and servants of the Corporation;

(g) matters incidental to the carrying out of the aforesaid objects.

(2) Any rule of the Corporation may be amended or rescinded in like manner as a rule may be made under subsection (1).

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

Debts due by and payable to the Association.

7. All debts and liabilities of the Association existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation and all debts due to and subscriptions and contributions payable to the Association, shall Be paid to the Corporation for the purposes of this Act,

Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

8. The Corporation shall be capable in law to take and hold any property, movable or immovable, which may become vested in it by virtue of any purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise, and all such property shall be held by the Corporation for the purposes of this Act and subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the same.

How seal of the Corporation is to be affixed.

9. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of the President or one of the Vice-Presidents and the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, who shall sign their names on the instrument in token of their presence, and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.

Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

10. 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.