Whereas an association known as the Baadhi Beeya Association was formed in the village of Kahataowita, Udugaha Pattu, Siyane Korale, after the death of His Holiness Shaik Abdulla Bin Omar Baadhib Mowlana, to spread his teachings and to preserve and maintain the thakkiya established by him :

And whereas the affairs of the said association have for some time past been managed by its general
committee :

And whereas the said association has applied for the incorporation of the aforesaid general committee, and it will be to the public advantage to grant such application:

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

Ordinance Nos,
15 of 1947
[13th March
, 1947
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the General Committee of the Baadhi Beeya Association, Kahataowita, Ordinance.


2. From and after the passing of this Ordinance the persons whose names appear in the First Schedule* hereto and their successors elected in the manner provided in the rules set out in the Second Schedule* hereto, or such other rules as may be in force at the date of their appointment shall be and become a corporation with perpetual succession under the name and style of “The General Committee of the Baadhi Beeya Thakkiya ” (hereinafter referred to as the ” corporation “) and by that name shall sue and be sued with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to change the same at pleasure.

* Schedules omitted under section 6 (1) of Revised Edition
of the Legislative Enactments Act.

objects of the corporation,

3. The general objects for which the corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be-

(a) the promotion of the study of the Islamic faith and the teaching of its principles and practices, and in particular the teaching of those principles and practices as expounded and preached by His Holiness Shaik Abdulla Bin Omar Baadhib Mowlana (hereinafter referred to as the ” Mowlana “);

(b) the maintenance and development of the thakkiya established by him and the preservation of all property both movable and immovable belonging to the said thakkiya;

(c) the regular conduct of the following religious ceremonies, that is to say, the Mowlood, Rathib, Manaqib, Nazar-Kanduri, Hisbu and Fithara, in the manner and form laid down by the said Mowlana or as may be prescribed and ordered from time to time by the executive committee;

(d) the establishment and the maintenance, in the village of Kahataowita, of religious and educational institutions for the instruction of Muslim children in general, and Muslim children resident in the said village in .particular; and

(e) generally the carrying on of all such work as may be necessary to attain the aforesaid objects.


4. The rules set out in the Second Schedule* shall, for all purposes, be the rules of the Baadhi Beeya Association (hereinafter referred to as the ” association “):

Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be held or construed to prevent the association at a general meeting and by a majority which is not less than two-thirds of the number of members present and voting at such meeting from making fresh rules or from altering, amending, adding to or cancelling any of the rules set out in the Second Schedule* or any rule that may hereafter be made under this Ordinance.

Power to hold and dispose of property.

5. Subject to and without prejudice to any special rule that may be made in that behalf the corporation shall have full power to acquire, purchase, take, hold and enjoy movable and immovable property of every description and to sell or exchange or to mortgage, let, lease or otherwise dispose of the property belonging to the corporation and to invest the proceeds in other property and to utilize its property for the objects specified in section 3 :

Provided that every disposition of property shall have the consent of at least two-thirds of the members of the general committee present at a duly convened meeting for that purpose.

Expenses on educational and religious institutions.

6. It shall be lawful for the corporation after defraying all the expenses of the thakkiya to spend for the establishment and maintenance of religious and educational institutions referred to in section 3 (d), any portion of the funds, income or revenue of the said thakkiya.

Seal of the corporation,

7. The seal of the corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatever except in the presence of the secretary and managing trustee and two other members who shall sign their names to the instrument in token of their presence and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any persons as witnesses.

Saving of the rights, of the Crown and others.

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

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