Sarvodaya has been in the forefront of the recent emergency response to the massive displacement in north. The organization, working through its district centres in Vavuniya, Mannar and Padaviya, rallied the support of many different donors and dipped in its
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, the Executive Director of Sarvodaya recently visited Padaviya. Sarvodaya is currently constructing mini-surgical theater at Padaviya District Hospital on the request of Ministry of Health which will cost approximately 3.2 million rupees. Presently, Padaviya District Hospital caters
Sarvodaya’s founder Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne visited Jaffna recently. These are some photos from his trip. Some of the stops included the Sarvodaya District Centre and a livelihood development centre.
Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning has been launched at Sarvodaya Development Education Institute at Bandaragama with the opening of new AJJDC Auditorium on the 29th of April, 2009 in the presence of a large gathering. The auditorium has been ceremonially
There has been a mass exodus of civilians escaping from the war zone in the Mullaitivu District during the last few days resulting in an emergency situation in the Vavuniya district where Sarvodaya has been providing humanitarian relief services for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) during the last 4 months supplementing the efforts of the government, UN agencies and the International humanitarian organizations.
Sarvodaya works with various partner organizations to provide water and sanitation services to the IDP camps. This includes drinking water, bathing water, latrines and basic health and hygiene services. For more information see our post on Northern Emergency Humanitarian Relief.
Sarvodaya packs and distributes cooked food to those internally displaced by Sri Lanka’s war. Since there are already Sarvodaya villages in the region, those villagers also help their neighbors, in the spirit of shramadana, Sri Lankans working to help themselves.
Sarvodaya celebrated the opening of Multi Purpose Community Learning Center at Ihalagalagama, Belihuloya at a ceremony officiated by the Director of Project Sri Lanka of Durham University Professor Joy A. Palmer-Cooper JP on the 7th February 2009.
Amidst a deteriorating humanitarian situation for the civilians trapped in the Mullaitivu district, Sarvodaya continues to engage in providing what ever the assistance it could to help those who are fleeing the fighting zone. Since the escalation of recent confrontations, around 4000 (IDPs) have arrived in Vavuniya who are settled in 2 government controlled camps.
Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement celebrated its 50 years of Service to the nation on 7th December, 2008 at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Colombo with participation of more than 8,000 local and foreign guests. Started in one rural village, Kanatholuwa in Kurunegala District in 1958, Sarvodaya today serves 15,000 villages across the country.