Act Nos,
19 of 1968
[31st May
, 1968
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Hendala Susitha Wadana Samithiya (Incorporation) Act.

Incorporation of the Susitha Wadana Samithiya of Hendala.

2. The persons who, at the time of the coming into operation of this Act, are the members of the Susitha Wadana Samithiya of Hendala (hereinafter referred to as ” the Samithiya”) and such other persons as are hereafter enrolled as members of the Samithiya shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the ” Corporation “) with perpetual succession and a common seal and the name of ” Susitha Wadana Samithiya of Hendala “. The Corporation may sue and be sued by that name.

The Corporation may acquire, hold, and dispose of property.

3. The Corporation-

(a) may acquire and hold any movable and immovable property by right of purchase, grant, gift, testamentary disposition or otherwise;

(b) shall hold any property subject to the rules for the time being of the Corporation; and

(c) may sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any of its properties.

Sums payable by or to the Samithiya to be paid by or to the Corporation.

4. All debts and liabilities of the Samithiya existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Act shall be paid and discharged by the Corporation, and all debts due to and subscriptions and contributions payable to the Samithiya shall be paid to the Corporation.

Seal of the Corporation.

5. The seal of the Corporation may be altered at the pleasure of the Corporation. It shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of three persons who are members of the Committee administering the affairs of the Corporation and who have been duly authorized for the purpose under the rules of the Corporation. Such persons shall sign their names in token of their presence and such signing shall be independent of the signing of any other person as a witness.

Rules of the Corporation.


(1) The Corporation may, from time to time, at any general meeting of the members and by the votes of at least two- thirds of the members present and qualified to vote at such meeting, make rules as it may deem expedient for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of its objects. In particular and without prejudice to the foregoing power, such rules may make provision in respect of all or any of the following matters:-

(a) the objects of the Corporation;

(b) the admission, withdrawal and expulsion of members;

(c) the classification of members;

(d) the rights, privileges and duties of members of each class;

(e) fixing the subscription payable by members and the collection of such subscription;

(f) the procedure to be followed in convening meetings of members of the Corporation and in the transaction of business at such meetings; and

(g) the duties of officers of the Corporation.

(2) Any rule of the Corporation may be amended or rescinded in like manner as a rule may be made under subsection (1).

(3) The rules of the Samithiya in force when this Act comes into operation shall be deemed to be the rules of the Corporation made under this section and may accordingly be amended or rescinded and be replaced by new rules made under this section,

(4) The members of the Corporation shall be subject to the rules of the Corporation.

Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

7. Nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the Republic, 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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