Act Nos,
3 of 1954
[23rd January
, 1954
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Young Men’s Buddhist Association, Galle, Act.

Incorporation of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association, Galle.

2. The members for the time being of the association known as the Young Men’s Buddhist Association, Galle, shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as ” the corporation”) with perpetual succession and the name ” Young Men’s Buddhist Association, Galle “. The corporation may sue and be sued in such name.

Objects of the corporation.

3. The general objects of the corporation are hereby declared to be-

(a) the study, observance and propagation of Buddhism,

(b) the promotion of a spirit of fellowship among Buddhists,

(c) social service, and

(d) the advancement of the physical, intellectual and social welfare of the members of the corporation.

Committee of management.


(1) The affairs of the corporation shall, subject to the rules in force for the time being of the corporation, be administered by a committee of management consisting of the president, five vice-presidents, the honorary general secretary, the honorary treasurer, the warden of the night school and the hostel, the religious secretary, the sports secretary, the billiards and indoor games secretary, the literary secretary, the social secretary, the librarian and the building secretary, for the time being of. the corporation and six other members of the corporation elected at the annual general meeting of the corporation.

(2) All the members of the corporation shall be subject to the rules in force for the time being of the corporation.

(3) The first committee of management shall consist of the following persons : –

D. S. Gunasekera, Esq., President.

H. W. Amarasuriya, Esq., Vice-President.

W. D. S. Abeygoonewardena, Esq., Vice-President.

P. B. de Silva, Esq., J. P., U-M., Vice-President.

H. de S. Kularatne, Esq., J.P., U.M., Vice-President.

Dr. F. Abeysuriya, Vice-President.

A. D. H. Weeratunga, Esq., M.M.C., Deputy Mayor of Galle, Honorary General Secretary.

M. S. Jayawickrema, Esq., Honorary Treasurer.

L. M. Gunawardena, Esq., Warden of the Night School and the Hostel.

J. Nanayakkara, Esq., Religious Secretary.

W. Samarasekera, Esq., Sports Secretary.

N. B. Marshall de Silva, Esq., Billiards and Indoor Games Secretary.

B. D. P. de Silva, Esq., Literary Secretary.

P. P. Attygala, Esq., Social Secretary.

A. de Silva, Esq., Librarian.

S. Wijesinghe, Esq., Building Secretary.

C. W. Goonewardena, Esq.

R. Wickremasingha, Esq.

D. C. Kulawardena, Esq.

U. L. Tranchel de Silva, Esq.

A. W. Adihetty, Esq,

H. Weerasekera, Esq,



(1) The corporation may, at a general meeting thereof and by a majority of votes of the members of the corporation present, make rules for the admission, withdrawal or expulsion of members of the corporation, for the performance of the duties of the committee of management and the other officers and servants of the corporation, for the procedure in the transaction of business, and otherwise generally for the management of the affairs of the corporation and the accomplishment of its objects.

(2) Any rule of the corporation may be amended or rescinded by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at a general meeting of the corporation.

(3) Subject to the preceding provisions of this section, the rules set out in the Schedule * [*Schedule omitted under section 6 (1) of the Revised Edition of the Legislative Enactments Act.] to this Act shall be the rules of the corporation.

Debts due by and payable to association.

6. All the debts of the Young Men’s Buddhist Asso-ciation, Galle, existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Act shall be paid by the corporation and all the debts due to and all the subscriptions and contributions payable to that association shall be paid to the corporation.

The seal of the corporation.

7. The corporation shall have a seal, and the seal may be altered at the pleasure of the corporation. The seal shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of the president of the corporation or, in his absence, a vice-president, and of the honorary treasurer thereof, 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.

Corporation may hold property.

8. The corporation may acquire and hold any movable or immovable property by right of purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise and, subject to the rules of the corporation, may sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any movable or immovable property of the corporation.

Saving of the rights of the Crown and others.

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

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