Whereas several of the inhabitants of the Northern. Province have established an institution called and known as the ” Hindu College ” at Vannarponnai, in the district of Jaffna, and it is found desirable to constitute certain persons one body politic and corporate for the purpose of effectually transacting all affairs connected’ with the said college according to the constitution agreed to by its founders :

Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of Ceylon, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: –

Ordinance Nos,
6 of 1902
[10th April
, 1902
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Jaffna Hindu College Ordinance.

Incorporation of the directors of Jaffna Hindu College under the name and title of “The Board of Directors of the Jaffna Hindu College “.

2. The persons named in Schedule A* [ * Schedules omitted under section 6 (1) of the Revised Edition of the Legislative Enactments Act.] being the present directors of the said college, and such persons as may hereafter be appointed from time to time directors of the said college, as declared and set forth in Schedule B* shall be one body politic and corporate by the name of ” The Board of Directors of the Jaffna Hindu College “, and by the said name they shall have perpetual succession, and shall and may use a common seal, with power to change and alter the same at their pleasure.

Corporation may sue and be sued, &c.

3. They and their successors by the same name may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, in all and any courts whatsoever, and before any Judge, Magistrate, or judicial officer within Ceylon, in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters, and causes whatsoever.

May hold movable and immovable property.

4. They and their successors by the name aforesaid shall be able and capable in law of holding all such estate, movable and immovable, as hath been already acquired by them, and of having, taking, and holding for ever hereafter other estate, movable and immovable, either by purchase, gift, devise, or legacy, to and for the use and benefit of the said college, and of selling, disposing of, or exchanging the same.

Power to sell lands. All securities for money in the name of trustees of the said college vested in the corporation.

5. And all mortgages and other securities for money, lands, and tenements in Ceylon in the name of any persons as trustees of the said college, shall be and the same are hereby declared to be transferred and vested in the said ” Board of Directors of the Jaffna Hindu College ” and their successors in the corporate name as fully as if the same had been assigned and transferred by the trustees in whose names the same are now held to the said corporation, and the said corporation shall have full power to assign, transfer, and dispose of all such mortgages and other securities to which they shall be entitled as the said corporation shall think proper.

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