Ordinance Nos,
21 of 1935
[25th July
, 1935
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Estates Staffs’ Association of Ceylon Ordinance.

Incorporation of Estates Staffs-Association of Ceylon.

2. From and after the commencement of this Ordinance, the chairman and members of the general committee for the time being of the Estates Staffs’ Association of Ceylon (hereinafter referred to as “the association “) and such and so many persons as are on that date or shall thereafter be members of the association, shall be and become a body corporate with perpetual succession under the style and name of ” The Estate Staffs’ Association of Ceylon ” and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to change and alter the same at their pleasure.

General objects of corporation.

3. The general objects for which the corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be to promote, foster, and protect the planting industry of Sri Lanka and the interests of the staffs of estates.

General committee.

4. The affairs of the association shall be administered subject to the rules for the time being of the association, by a general committee to be elected in accordance with rules which the association shall make for the purpose under section 5.



(1) It shall be lawful for the association, from time to time, at any general meeting of the members, and by a majority of votes, to make rules for any of the following purposes ;-

(a) the admission, withdrawal or expulsion of members;

(b) the imposition of penalties and forfeitures for breaches of rules;

(c) the election, powers, conduct and duties of the general committee, and of the various officers, agents, and servants of the association;

(d) the procedure and the transaction of business;

(e) the administration and management of the property of the corporation and of all other property that may be vested in it in pursuance of this Ordinance;

(f) the establishment and support of provident funds for the benefit of the officers, members, employees and servants of the association;

(g) the settlement or arbitration of disputes that may be referred to it for that purpose by members of the association;

(h) generally the management of the affairs of the corporation and the accomplishment of its objects.

(2) All members of the association shall at all times be subject to the rules for the time being of the association.

Alteration of rules.

6. No rule passed at a general meeting. and no decision come to by the association in general meeting, shall be altered, added to, amended, or cancelled, except by a majority, consisting of at least two-thirds of the members present and voting at any subsequent general meeting.

Vesting of property.

7. From and after the commencement of this Ordinance all and every property belonging to the association, whether held in the name of the association or in the name or names of any person or persons in trust for the association shall be and the same is hereby vested in the corporation hereby constituted and the same together with all after-acquired property, movable or immovable, and all subscriptions, contributions, donations, penalties, amount of loans, and advances received or to be received shall be held by the said corporation for the purpose of this Ordinance and subject to the rules for the time being of the association.

Transfer of liabilities.

8. All debts and liabilities association existing at the time of the commencement of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be the debts and liabilities of the corporation hereby constituted.

Use and authentication of seal.

9. The seal of the corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of two members of the general committee, 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.

Power of corporation to hold Property.

10. 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 whether absolutely or in trust. And all such property shall be held by the corporation for the purposes of this Ordinance subject to the rules for the time being of the association with full power (subject to any trust attaching to any such property and the law regulating such trusts) to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of the same.

Saving of right of the Republic and others.

11 Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall affect or be deemed to affect the rights of the Republic, 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.

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