Women’s Aglow Fellowship Of Sri Lanka (Incorporation)

Women’s Aglow Fellowship Of Sri Lanka (Incorporation)

WHEREAS an association called and known as “The Women’s Aglow Fellowship of Sri Lanka ” has heretofore been established by a group of Christian women at Colombo for the purpose of inter alia fostering fellowship among Christian women and effectually carrying out Mid transacting all matter connected with the said association according to the rules agreed to by its members:

AND whereas the said association has heretofore success fully carried out and transacted the several objects and matters for which it was 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:

[30th December
, 1982
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the Women’s Aglow Fellowship of Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act, No. 48 of 1982.

Incorporation of the Women’s Aglow Fellowship of Sri Lanka.

2. From and after the date of commencement of this Act, the President, Vice-Presidents and other members of the National Board for the time being of the Women’s Aglow Fellowship of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as the ” Fellowship “) and such and so many persons as now are members of the Fellowship or shall hereafter be admitted members of the Corporation hereby constituted, shall be and become a body corporate with perpetual succession under the name and style of ” The Women’s Aglow Fellowship of Sri Lanka ” (hereinafter referred to as the ” Corporation”); and by that name may sue and be sued in all courts with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to change and alter the same at its will and pleasure.

General objects of the Corporation.

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

(a) to foster fellowship among Christian women;

(b) to work for spiritual unity among Christian believers ;

(c) to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by means of holding public meetings, conferences and lectures, and printing, publishing and distributing Christian literature and tracts;

(d) to help Christian women recognize their role and relationships according to the Scriptures;

(e) to establish,, develop and maintain institutions branches under the Corporation or jointly with any other body or independently of the Corporation, for the achievement of the aims and objects of the Corporation ; and

(f) to do all such other things as are incidental or conducive accomplishment of the above objects.

Voting membership.

4. The voting membership of the Corporation shall comprise the members of the Local Executive Boards of the Corporation.

General powers of the Corporation.

5. The Corporation shall have the power to do, perform and execute all such acts, matters and things whatsoever, as are necessary or desirable for the promotion or furtherance of the objects of the Corporation or any one of them, including the power to open, operate and close bank accounts, to borrow or raise moneys with or without security, to receive or collect grants and donations and to engage, employ and dismiss personnel required for .the carrying out of the objects of the Corporation.

National Board.


(1) The affairs of the Corporation shall, subject to the rules of the Corporation, be administered by a National Board consisting of such number of persons to be appointed, elected or nominated in accordance with such rules.

(2) The first National Board of the Corporation shall be the National Board of the, Fellowship holding office at the time of the coming into operation of this Act.

Rules of the Corporation.


(1) It shall be lawful for the Corporation, from time to time, at any general meeting of the members and by a majority of votes of the voting membership to make rules not inconsistent with this Act, for the admission, withdrawal or expulsion of members ; for the conduct of the duties of the National Board, the Local Executive Boards, and of the various officers, agents and servants of the Corporation; for the procedure to be followed in the transaction of business, and for the management of the affairs of the Corporation and the accomplishment of its objects. Such rules when made may be altered, added to, amended or rescinded subject however to be the requirements of subsection (2).

(2) No rule of the Corporation made under subsection (1) shall be altered, added to, amended or rescinded, except by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting at a general meeting of the Corporation specially convened for the purpose and unless at least thirty clear days’ prior notice of such alteration, addition, amendment or rescission shall have been given to the members and such alteration, addition, amendment or rescission shall have received the prior approval of the National Board.

(3) All members of the Corporation shall be subject to the rules of the Corporation.

Debts due by and payable to the Fellowship

8. All debts and liabilities of the Fellowship existing at the time of the coming into operation of this Act shall be paid by the Corporation hereby constituted, and all debts due to and subscriptions and contributions payable to the Fellowship shall be paid to the Corporation for the purposes of this Act.

Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

9. The Corporation shall be capable in law to 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 Act and subject to the rules of the Corporation, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same.

How seal of the Corporation is to be affixed.

10. The seal of the Corporation shall not be affixed to any instrument whatsoever except in the presence of two members of the National Board, one of whom shall be the President or, in the absence of the President, a Vice-President, who shall sign their names to 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 persons, except such as are mentioned in this Act, and those claiming-by, from or under them.