Law Nos,
46 of 1975
[5th December
, 1975
Short title.

1. This Law may be cited as the Ceylonese Evangelistic Association (Incorporation) Law.

Incorporation of the Ceylonese Evangelistic Association.

2. From and after the date of commencement of this Law, such and so many persons as now are members of the Ceylonese Evangelistic Association (hereinafter referred to as ” the Association “) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a Corporation with perpetual succession under the name and style of” The Ceylonese Evangelistic Association” (hereinafter referred to as ” the Corporation “) and by that name shall and may sue and be sued in all Courts, with full power and authority to have and to use a common seal and change and alter the same at its will and pleasure.

General objects of the Corporation .

3. The general objects of the Corporation shall be to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, both in Sri Lanka and abroad, by means of-

(a) holding evangelistic crusades,

(b) printing, publishing and distributing literature, magazines and newspapers, and

(c) conducting radio broadcasts and correspondence courses.

General powers of the Corporation.

4. 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, and to engage, employ and dismiss personnel required for the carrying out of the objects of the Corporation.

Management of the affairs of the Corporation.

5. The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules for the time being in force, be managed by a Board of Administrators of the Corporation consisting of the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer and one other member.

Rules of the Corporation.


(1) The rules of the Association in force on the date of commencement of this Law shall be the first rules of the Corporation.

(2) It shall be lawful for (he Corporation to amend or rescind all or any of the aforesaid rules or to add fresh rules thereto, at a general meeting of the Corporation by the votes of two-thirds of the members present and voting at such meeting.

Members to be subject to the rules.

7. All members of the Corporation shall be subject to the rules of the Corporation for the time being in force.

How the seal of the Corporation is to be affixed

8. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever. except in the presence of the President and the Secretary, or in the absence of the Secretary, any other member of the Board of Administrators, who shall sign their names to the instrument in token of their presence, and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.

Corporation may hold property, movable and immovable.

9. 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 Law and subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation, with full power to except sell, mortgage, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the same.

Saving of the rights of the Republic and others

10. Nothing in this Law contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the Republic, or of any body politic or corporate or of any other person’ except such as are mentioned in this Law and others claiming by, from, or under them.

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