The Diabetic Association Of Sri Lanka (Incorporation)

The Diabetic Association Of Sri Lanka (Incorporation)

WHEREAS an Association called and known as the “Diabetic Association of Sri Lanka” has heretofore been established in Sri Lanka for the purpose of effectually carrying out and transacting all objects and matters connected with the said Association according to the rules agreed to by its members :

AND WHEREAS the said Association has heretofore successfully carried out and transacted the several objects and matters for which it has been established and has applied, to be incorporated, and it will be for the public advantage to grant the application :

BE it therefore enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows : ”

[19th February
, 1992
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Diabetic .Association of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act, No. 1 of 1992.

Incorporation of the Diabetic association of Sri lanka.

2. From and after the date commencement of this Act such and so many persons as now are members of the Diabetic association of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as “the association”) or shall hereafter be admitted members of the corporation hereby constituted, shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as ” the Corporation”) with perpetual succession under the style and name of the ‘ Diabetic Association of Sri Lanka “, and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts with full power and authority to have and to use a common seal and alter the same at it is pleasure.

General objects of the corporation

3. The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be” the Corporation.

(a) to promote the study of the causes and the treatment of Diabetes mellitus and such other associated diseases;

(b) to help diffuse knowledge concerning Diabetes Mellitus and such other associated diseases ;

(c) to encourage and support research into the of Diabetes Mellitus and such other associated diseases;

(d) to hold meetings, seminars, symposia and to adopt such other measures or take such steps, as may be necessary for the furtherance of the afore” said objects ;

(e) to print, publish, circulate any journal, book, pamphlet or other similar publication as the Corporation may deem desirable for the promotion of the aforesaid objects ;

(f) to provide, assist, endow, furnish or manage directly or by arrangement with any person, corporation or institution, the following : ”

(i) medical surgical or convalescent homes

(ii) laboratories, research institutions and clinics schools and educational facilities and camps in the field of diabetes ;

(iii) scholarships in the study of diabetes

(iv) education and training for doctors, students, nurses and other Institutions engaged in projects beneficial for diabetics on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Corporation ;

(g) to co-operate with Municipal, State or Provincial! Institutions of health in providing medical services or facilities for diabetics ;

(h) to liase with any foreign or local institution having similar objects ; and

(i) to do all such other things as are incidental, or conducive to, the attainment of the above objects

Management and affairs of the Corporation.


(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 consisting of such number of persons to be elected in accordance with the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation,

(2) The first committee of the Corporation shall be the committee of the Association holding office on the day preceding the date of commencement of this Act.

Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

5. The Corporation shall be capable in law to take and bold 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 Act and subject to the rules in force for the time being of the Corporation with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.

Debts due by and payable to the Association.

6. All debts and liabilities of the Association existing on the day preceding the date of commencement of this Act shall be paid and discharged by the Corporation, and all debts due to. and subscriptions and contributions payable to, the Association on that day shall be paid to the Corporation.

Rules of the Corporation


(1) The Corporation may, from time to time, at a general meeting of the members, of which not less than twenty-eight days’ notice shall be given to the members, and by a majority of votes which shall be not less than two-thirds of the members, present and voting thereat. make rates not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or any other written law, for the admission, suspension or expulsion of members, for conduct of the duties of the officers of the Corporation, for the procedure to be followed in the transaction of business of the Corporation, and generally for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of its objects.

(2) The rules of the Association in force on the day preceding the date of commencement of this Act, is so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or any other written law, shall be deemed to be the rules of the Corporation made under this section.

(3) Any rules of the Corporation may be amended, altered, added to, or rescinded in like manner as a rule made under subsection (1).

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

Property remaining on dissolution.

8. If upon the dissolution of the corporation there remains, after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, such property shall not be distributed among the members of the Corporation, but shall be given or transferred to some other association or associations having objects similar to the objects of the Corporation and which is, or are, by the rules thereof prohibited from distributing any income or property among its or their members. Such association or associations shall be determined by the members of the Corporation at or immediately before the time of the dissolution of the Corporation.


9. The Corporation shall reimburse any member, officer, agent or servant of the Corporation to the extent of payment bonafide made by such member, officer, agent or servant of the Corporation, on behalf of the Corporation and for its benefit.

Seal of the Corporation.

10. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of two members of the committee 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.

Saving of the rights of the Republic and others.

11. Nothing in this Act contained shall prejudice or affect the rights of the Republic, or of any body politic or corporate, or of any other person, except such as are mentioned in this Act and those claiming by, from or, under them.

Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency .

12. In the event of any inconsistency between the Sinhala and Tamil texts of this Act, the Sinhala text shall prevail.