Ceylon College of Physicians (Incorporation)

Ceylon College of Physicians (Incorporation)


WHEREAS a College called and known as ” The Ceylon College of Physicians ” has heretofore been established for the purpose of effectually carrying out and transacting all matters connected with the said College according to the rules agreed to by its members:
And whereas the said College has applied to be incorporated and it will be for the public advantage to grant such application for incorporation:
BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Representatives of Ceylon in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: –
Short title.
1. This Act may be cited as the Ceylon College of Physicians (Incorporation) Act, No. 9 of 1971.
Incorporation of the Ceylon College of Physicians.
2. On and after the date of commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as are now members of the Ceylon College of Physicians (hereinafter referred to as ” the College “) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the College shall be, and become a Corporation with perpetual succession under the name of ” The Ceylon College of Physicians ” (hereinafter referred to as ” the Corporation “) and by that name may sue and be sued in all Courts, and shall have full power and authority to have and to use a common seal and to change and alter the same at their will and pleasure.
General objects of the Corporation.
3. The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be-

(1) to advance the knowledge of, and to promote research in, medicine;
(2) to promote post-graduate education in medicine; and
(3) to promote fellowship among those engaged in the practice of or research in medicine.
Council of the Corporation.

(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation made as hereinafter provided, be administered by a Council of the Corporation consisting of such office-bearers and other members as may be provided for in such rules and elected in accordance therewith.
(2) The members of the Council of the College holding office on the date of commencement of this Act, shall be deemed to be the members of the first Council of the Corporation and shall hold office until the first annual general meeting of the Corporation.
Power to make rules.

(1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation, from time to time, at any general meeting and by the votes of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, to make rules, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, for the admission, withdrawal and expulsion of members, and 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 rescinded.
(2) The rules of the College in force at the time this Act comes into operation shall be deemed to be rules of the Corporation made under this section and may be altered, added to, amended, rescinded or replaced by rules made under this Act.
Corporation may hold property.
6. The Corporation shall be able and capable in law to take and hold 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 for the time being of the Corporation, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.
Debts and liabilities of the College and subscriptions, &c., due to the College.
7. All debts and liabilities of the College existing on the date of commencement of this Act shall, with effect from that date, be deemed to be the debts and liabilities of the Corporation, and all debts, subscriptions and contributions due or payable to the College on that date shall be paid to the Corporation.
Seal of the Corporation.
8. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument except in the presence of two members of the Council of the Corporation 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 Crown, &c.,
9. Nothing in this Act contained shall affect or be deemed to 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 Act and those claiming by, from or under them.