(a) Accept for deposit, books, papers, files, photographs, motion picture films and discs, audiotape and video tape recordings, family heirlooms and memorabilia of the childhood and youth of the said J.R Jayewardene, items created and collected by him out of personal interest, memorabilia relating to election campaigns, official portraits and awards, medals and gifts received by him.
(b) Accept for deposit, material relating to the said J.R Jayewardene, donated by political party associates, family and personal friends and others.
(c) Take all necessary steps to protect and preserve the material referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b).
(d) Provide a reference service on such material.
(e) Present exhibitions of such material.
(f) Hold scholarly meetings.
(g) Hold oral history programmes.
(h) Solicit and accept, donations, gifts and bequests of money or other property, for the purpose of maintaining, operating, protecting or improving the Centre.