Ordinance Nos,
54 of 1947
[2nd July
, 1947
Short title.

1. This Ordinance may be cited as the Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association Ordinance.

Incorporation of the Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association.

2. From and after the passing of this Ordinance such and so many persons as now are members of the Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association, or shall hereafter be admitted members of the corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a corporation with continuance for ever under the style and name of “The Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association “, and by that name shall and may sue and be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and alter the same at their pleasure.

General objects of the corporation.

3. The general objects for which the corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be-

(a) the study and propagation of Buddhism,

(b) the encouragement of the practical observance of Buddhism,

(c) the promotion of co-operation and unity among members,

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

(e) the performance of social welfare work.

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, two honorary joint secretaries, honorary treasurer, honorary assistant treasurer, and business manager of the corporation, and not less than twenty other members elected in accordance with the rules for the time being of the corporation.

(2) All 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:-

President H. Leelananda Caldcra
Vice-Presidents V. de S. Rajakaruna
Muhandiram A. M. Dias Amaratunge
W. L. Gunawardena
0. D. Perera
D.W. Rupasinghe
Honorary Joint
Secretaries W. D. Piyasena Perera
M. L. A. Perera
Honorary Treasurer W. A. Perera
Honorary Assistant
Treasurer L. H. A. Perera
Business Manager K. A. Mihindukulasuriya
W. H. Edirisinghe
D. C. Jayakody
A. P. Gunaratne
M. A. William Silva
P. M. Dabare
R. A. Gunatilake
P. M. Karunaratne
K. A. C. Mihindukulasuriya
Martin Madurapperuma
S. M. V. Perera
L. A. V. Perera
D. T. Tillakaratne
D. N. W. Dias
K. Herbert de Silva
M.D. G. Basnayake
B. P. Jayawardena
C. E. Perera
U. L. P. Somakirti
D. C. Kuragama
G. D. William
Asoka Peiris.

Power to make rules.

5. It shall be lawful for the corporation from time to time at any general meeting of the members, and by a majority of votes to make rules for the admission, withdrawal or expulsion of members; for the conduct of the duties of the committee of management and of the various officers, agents, 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. Subject to the provisions of section 7, such rules when made may, at a like meeting, be altered, added to, amended or repealed.

Rules in the Schedule* to be the rules of the corporation. (* Schedule omitted.-Private enactment.)

6. Subject to the provisions of section 5, the rules set out in the Schedule to this Ordinance shall for all purposes be the rules of the corporation:

Provided, however, that nothing in this section contained shall be deemed or construed to prevent the corporation from making fresh rules, or from altering, amending, adding to, or repealing any of the rules in such Schedule* or hereafter made by the corporation.(* Schedule omitted.-private enactment.)

Procedure for amendment of rules.

7. No rule in the Schedule* to this Ordinance, nor any rule hereafter passed at a general meeting, shall be altered, added to, amended, or repealed, except with the prior approval of the committee of management and by a vote of two-thirds of the members present at a general meeting of the corporation. (*Schedule omitted. – Private enactment.)

Debts due by and payable to the association.

8. All debts and liabilities of the said Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Ordinance shall be paid by the corporation hereby constituted, and all debts due to and subscriptions and contributions payable to the said Nugegoda Young Men’s Buddhist Association shall be paid to the said corporation for the purposes of this Ordinance.

How the seal of the corporation is to be affixed.

9. The seal of the corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of two of the members of the committee of management, who shall sign their names to the instrument in token of their presence; and the signing of such members shall be independent of the signing of any person as a witness.

Corporation may hold property, movable and immovable.

10. The corporation may 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 Ordinance and subject to the rules for the time being of the corporation, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.

Saving of the right of the Republic and others.

11. Nothing in this Ordinance contained shall prejudice or 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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