ACT, NO. 25 OF 2011
[Certified on 03rd May, 2011]
Printed on the Order of Government
Published as a Supplement to Part II of the Gazette of the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of May 06, 2011
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Act, No. 25 of 2011
[Certified on 03rd May, 2011]
L. D.—O. (Inc.) 8/2010.
WHEREAS an Organisation called and known as the “Pina Preamble.
Organisation” has heretofore been formed in Sri Lanka, for
the purpose of effectually carrying out its objects and
transacting all matters connected with the said Organisation
according to the rules agreed to by its members:
AND WHEREAS the said Organisation has heretofore
successfully carried out and transacted several objects and
matters for which it was formed and has applied to be
incorporated and it will be for the public advantage to grant
the said application:
BE it therefore enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:—
1. This Act may be cited as the Pina Organisation Short title.
(Incorporation) Act, No. 25 of 2011.
2. From and after the date of commencement of this Act, Incorporation of
such and so many persons as now are members of the “Pina the Pina
Organisation” (hereinafter referred to as the “Organisation”)
or shall hereafter be admitted as 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 “Pina Organisation” and by
that name may sue and be sued, with full power and authority
to have and use a common seal and to alter the same at its
3. (1) The general objects for which the Corporation is General objects
constituted are hereby declared to be— of the
(a) to donate modern hospital equipments to hospitals;
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(b) to encourage and assist students faced with financial
difficulties in pursuing higher education;
(c) to assist students of low income groups or students
who have lost one or both parents, in pursuing higher
(d) to provide relief to the poor and destitute who require
heart surgery, transplantation of kidney and cancer
surgery and to provide assistance for treatments;
(e) to establish and maintain orphanages and homes
for the aged and to establish social welfare centers
in accordance with such written laws as are for the
time being in force;
(f) to provide welfare facilities for the deaf, dumb and
the blind and disabled persons and to establish
welfare homes in accordance with such written laws
as are for the time being in force;
(g) to provide wheelchairs, crutches and spectacles for
the poor and destitute;
(h) to assist low income groups in the construction or
completion of houses;
(i) to assist in the development of agriculture in rural
areas by providing agricultural machinery, tractors,
hand tractors, lands and vehicles;
(j) to print, publish and distribute books, journals,
leaflets, newspapers and magazines and to establish
and maintain libraries;
(k) to promote, organize and maintain exhibitions,
discussions, workshops, debates and tours which
the Corporation may consider desirable for the
promotion and achievement of its objects;
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(l) to collaborate and work with other societies, or
organizations, having similar objects;
(m) to reduce and eliminate suicidal tendencies by
means of community projects and education.
(2) In the implementaiton of the objects specified in
subsection (1) the Governing Council shall ensure to the
greatest extent possible that such implementation shall be
carried out without any distinction based on race, religion,
language, caste, sex, political opinion or place of birth.
4. (1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the Management of
rules of the Corporation made under section 6, be the affairs of the
administered by a Governing Council (hereinafter referred to
as the “Council”) consisting of the President, Vice Presidents
and other office-bearers elected or appointed in accordance
with the rules of the Corporation.
(2) The first Council of the Corporation shall consist of
the members of the Governing Council holding office on the
day immediately preceding the date of commencement of
this Act.
5. Subject to the provisions of this Act and any other General powers
written law, the Corporation shall have the power to do, of the
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:—
(a) acquire, hold, take or give on lease or hire, mortgage,
pledge, sell, exchange, or otherwise alienate,
encumber or dispose of any immovable property for
the purposes of the Corporation;
(b) enter into, perform or carry out, whether directly
or through any officer or agent authorized in that
behalf by the Corporation, all such contracts or
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agreements as may be necessary for the attainment
of the objects or the exercise of the powers of the
(c) accept gifts, donations and bequests in cash or in
(d) invest its funds, and to maintain current, deposit
and savings accounts in any bank;
(e) borrow or invest money for the purposes of the
Corporation in such manner and upon such security
as the Corporaiton may think fit; and
(f) appoint, employ, transfer, exercise disciplinary
control over and dismiss officers and servants
required for the carrying out of the objects of the
Rules of the 6. (1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation from time to
Corporation. time, at any general meeting of the Corporation and by 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 on all or any of the
following matters:—
(a) the classification of membership and the
adminission, withdrawal or expulsion of members;
(b) the election of office-bearers, the resignation from
or vacation of or removal from office of office-
bearers and their powers and duties;
(c) the election of members of the Council and its
powers, conduct and duties;
(d) the powers, conduct, duties and functions of the
various officers, agents and servants of the
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(e) the procedure to be observed or the summoning and
holding of meetings of the Council, the time, places,
notices and agenda of such meetings and the quorum
therefore and the conduct of business thereat; and
(f) the administration and management of the property
of the Corporation and the custody of its funds.
(2) Any rule made by the Corporation may be amended,
altered, added to or rescinded at a like meeting and in like
manner as a rule made under subsection (1).
(3) The members of the Corporation shall at all times be
subject to the rules of the Corporation.
7. (1) The Corporation shall have its own fund and all Fund of the
moneys heretofore or hereafter received by way of gifts, Corporation.
testamentary dispositions, transfers, donations, subscriptions,
contributions, fees or grants or any financial investment shall
be deposited to the credit of the Corporaiton in one or more
Banks as may be dtermined by the Council.
(2) All expenses incurred by the Corporation in exercising
and discharging its powers and functions shall be paid out of
the fund.
8. (1) The financial year of the Corporation shall be the Audit and
calendar year. Account.
(2) The Corporation shall cause proper accounts to be
kept of its income and expenditutre, assets and liabilities
and all other transactions of the Corporation.
(3) The accounts of the Corporation shall be audited by a
qualified auditor appointed by the Council.
(4) In this section, “qualified auditor” means—
(a) an individual who being a member of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, or of any
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other institute established by law, possesses a
certificate to practice as an accountant issued by
such institute; or
(b) a firm of accountants, each of the resident partners
of which, being a member of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka or of any
other institute established by law, possesses a
certificate to practice as an accountant issued by
such Institute.
Seal of the 9. The seal of the Corporation shall be in the custody of
Corporation. the Secretary and shall not be affixed to any instrument
whatsoever except in the presence of the President and the
Secretary of the Corporation or such other person duly
authorized by the Council 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.
Debts due by 10. All debts and liabilities of the said Organisation
and payable to existing on the day preceding the date of the commencement
the Organisation.
of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation hereby constituted
and all debts due to, subscriptions and contributions payable
to the Organisation on that day shall be paid to the
Corporation for the purpose of this Act.
Limitation of 11. No member of the Corporation shall, for the purpose
liability of
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 him to the corporation.
Application of 12. The moneys and property of the Corporation however
moneys and derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of its
objects as setforth herein and no portion thereof shall be paid
or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus,
profit or otherwise howsoever to the members of the
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13. Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Corporation Corporation may
shall be able and capable in law to acquire and hold any hold property
movable and
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 the Corporation and
subject to the rules of the Corporation made under section 6,
with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise
dispose of the same.
14. If upon the dissolution of the Corporation there Property
remains, after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, any remaining on
property whatsoever, such property, shall not be distributed
among the members of the Corporation but shall be given or
transferred to some other association or associations having
objects, similar to the objects of the Corporation and which
is, or are by the rules thereof prohibited from distributing any
income or profit among its or their members. Such association
or associations shall be determined by the members of the
Corporation at or immediately before the time of dissolution
of the Corporation.
15. Nothing contained in this Act shall prejudice or Saving of the
affect the rights of the Republic or of any body politic or rights of the
Republic and
corporate. others.
16. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala text to
prevail in case of
Sinhala and the Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall inconsistency.

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