Whereas Welauthar Sangarapulle, Esquire, founded at Manipay a college called the Manipay Hindu College for the education of Hindu students with the support of several inhabitants of the Western and Northern Provinces :

And whereas after his death the management of the said college was carried on by a board of directors : And whereas the said board has applied to be incorporated and it will be for the public advantage to grant the application:

Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Ceylon with the advice and consent of the State Council thereof as follows : –

Ordinance Nos,
28 of 1946
[2nd August
, 1946
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Manipay Hindu College Board of Directors Ordinance.



(1) On and after the date of the commencement of this Ordinance, the persons named in Schedule A* to this Ordinance and such persons as may hereafter constitute the board of directors elected in accordance with the provisions of the rules in Schedule B * [* Schedules omitted under section 6 (1) of the Revised Edition of the Legislative Enactments Act.] to this Ordinance shall be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate (hereinafter referred to as ” the board “) with the name of ” The Board of Directors of the Manipay Hindu College”.

(2) The board shall in the said name have perpetual succession, and shall and may by the said name sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts and shall and may have and use a common seal with power to alter the same at its discretion.



(1) The rules set out in Schedule B* [ * Schedule omitted under section 6 (1) of the Revised Edition of the Legislative Enactments Act.] to this Ordinance shall be deemed to be the rules of the board and to have been made by the board under this Ordinance, and may be amended, added to or rescinded by rules made by the board under this section at a meeting called for the purpose.

(2) No new rule shall be made by the board, nor shall any rule in Schedule B* or any new rule made by the board be amended or rescinded, except at a meeting of the board and except by the votes of not less than three-fourths of the members present at the meeting, the number of such votes being also more than one-half of the total number of the members of the board.

The board may hold movable and immovable property.

4. The board shall be capable of holding all movable and immovable properties as have been already acquired by it and of having and holding ever hereafter other estates, movable and immovable, either by purchase, gift, devise or legacy to and for the use and benefit of the said college, and of selling, disposing of, or exchanging same for the benefit of the said college and shall have full power to assign, transfer and dispose of for the benefit of the said college all mortgages and other securities which they may hold or shall be entitled to.

Saving of the rights of the Crown.

5. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of Her Majesty the Queen, Her Heirs, and Successors, or of any body politic or corporate or of any other persons except such as are mentioned in this Ordinance and those claiming by, from, or under them.