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Tsunami to Deshodaya Planning Document

Executive Director Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne has released a definitive planning document that details the long-term objectives of Sarvodaya and how we will achieve them.

“What remains to be done is not simply building a house for those which have been flattened, or re-building the roads and rail tracks which have been badly damaged, or re-establishing the social welfare services such as health and education, or re-starting the commercial activities needed for the daily life of the people, but to do all these and much more as well, within a sustained national effort to build a new country; a NEW SRI LANKA.

Sarvodaya believes and acts on the belief that the country needs a VISION which not only motivates ALL of us but also directs all efforts at Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Reawakening (5R) whether by individuals, societies, state, private sector or Non Governmental Organizations, international agencies, etc. Sarvodaya believes that to move towards this VISION of “Beyond Immediate Relief”, the whole country, and not only those immediately families, should get involved.

Sarvodaya has already commissioned a National Re-Awakening Council to formulate such a Vision. The essential ingredients for this vision are to be found in the Sarvodaya ~ Deshodaya concept.”

Deshodaya means reawakening. You may read the full document at the main site:

Tsunami to Deshodaya (Sarvodaya Plan for National Reawakening)


  1. Casi Kushel

    I received the Sarvodaya disaster information and would very much like to help. Having attented a gathering with Dr. “Ari” I can hold a small piece of the overwhelmong tradegy that has struck their shores.

    I am a trauma counselor and teach and consult for many immigrant and refugee service in the Bay
    Area. I spent last Oct. in Afghanistan do and teaching trauma relief protocols with groups of children. If I can help in any way, please contact me. Peace Be, Casi Kushel

  2. David Edwards

    I am a builder living in Colorado, if i could get together a team of construction people, builders,framers,plumbers,carpenters,electricians,how could you best use us,i”m not sure how many it would be, at the moment it ‘s just an idea,

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