Role of Religion in Humanitarian Action

A one­day Global Religious Forum (GRF) on the role of religion in humanitarian action will take place the day prior to the commencement of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) on May 23, 2016. The Global Religious Forum will bring together about 150 participants, including religious leaders, principals of faith­based organizations, and representatives of national and multi­faith platforms, the public sector, and secular NGOs. Sarvodaya, Worldvision and MuslimAid collaboratively organised multi-faith consultancy in Sri Lanka ...

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Sarvodaya continues clean drinking water provision to rural Sri Lanka

Extending its long-term partnership with Sarvodaya, the Project Sri Lanka Foundation of United Kingdom supported the construction of 4 large-scale drinking and agricultural water wells in Moneragala district in the Uva province of Sri Lanka. The water wells are constructed in the villages of Weherayaya, Handapanagala, Samagipura and Parakramapura, providing solutions to their long-standing issue of water shortages. The Sarvodaya International Unit headed by Mr. Bandula Senadheera facilitated the project, as part of its Volun-tourism Initiative. ...

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Crisis around Sarvodaya Rehabilitation and Day Care Centre for the Street Children in Borella

Sarvodaya has been running the Rehabilitation and Day Care Centre for the Street Children in Borella, in Colombo for the last 20 years, under the Sarvodaya welfare arm Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society. Through out the years it has catered and accommodated hundreds of children, and even today more than 40 vulnerable children of different age groups starting from pre-school age to teenagers are taken care of by the Sarvodaya Rehabilitation and Day Care Canter for Street ...

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Sarvodaya takes over the management of Cooperation for Industrial Development Lanka (Private) Limited (COOPID)

Sarvodaya took over the management of COOPID, a smallholder agricultural production company, processing factory based in the Industrial Zone in Nalanda, Mathale. The company produces wide range of products of organic and conventional agricultural produce including Sri Lankan spices, traditional rice, and herbal beverages under the trade name 'COOPID' and 'COOPBIO'. The venture works closely with the small holder ...

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Chamindha Rajakaruna appointed as new Executive Director of Sarvodaya

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mr. Chamindha Rajakaruna as the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, with effect from today. Mr. Rajakaruna, an Attorney-at-Law by profession, has been serving with Sarvodaya in different capacities for the last nine years including the Director-Good Governance Program, Director-Partner Coordination and Director-Programs. ...

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Congratulations Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne! Appointed Civil Society representative to the Constitutional Council

Sri Lanka Parliament appoints Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the Founder-President of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement as one of the three Civil Society representatives to the Constitutional Council of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in a special Parliamentary session held a short while ago. The establishment of the 10-member Constitutional Council is a huge step towards strengthening the democracy in Sri Lanka with the recent 19th amendment to ...

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Help Nepal.. Sarvodaya set up Collection Centers to accept Relief Items

Parallel to the appeal made by the Disaster Management Center, Sarvodaya has set up Relief Item Collection Centers island wide to collect the following relief items for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Nepal. - Water bottles - Sanitary wear - Blankets - Bed sheets - Milk powder - Biscuits - Noodles - Hot water bottles - Essential medicines/drugs The Relief Items can be handed over to the following Collection Centers. 1. Sarvodaya Headquarters, ‘Damsak Mandira’, No. 98, Rawathawatta Road, Moratuwa 2. Sarvodaya Nagarodaya Center, No ...

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Sarvodaya Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery

The massive earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 has many of us wondering what we can do to help. The devastation resulting from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake is tremendously affecting rural villages. Our concern and compassion for all the people of Nepal and surrounding countries will need to convert to thoughtful action for both immediate relief and long-term recovery efforts that address the most vulnerable communities. Sarvodaya USA is accepting donations for our sister organization, ...

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Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning calls applications

Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning (SIHL), in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Development (NISD) is calling applications for the next batch of Diploma in Child Protection and Diploma in Social Work and Integrated Development. The advertisement and the application form is available herewith. Download the Application here. අයදුම්පත මෙතනින් ලබා ගන්න                   ...

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Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, the General Secretary of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka endorses the World Bank Group’s effort of “The Moral and Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty”

“For the last 57 years, Sarvodaya works hand-in-hand with millions of deprived Sri Lankan population to end extreme poverty with its unique philosophy to create ‘no-poverty, no-affluence society’, based on the Buddhist way of living ‘the middle-path’ while believing in spiritual, moral, cultural, social, economic and political development in order to achieve sustainable development, fair to all. We also have experienced the power of faith leaders in modeling the mass consciousness in uplifting the moral ...

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