Sarvodaya USA is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organisation that represents Sarvodaya in the United States. Originally a small group of volunteers, it has since grown to consist of a small board of directors and a volunteer network spread throughout the country following the need for additional assistance during the Tsunami disaster.
Dr. Vinya Shanthidas Ariyaratne is an eminent personality in Community Development and Public Health. Dr. Ariyaratne is the Honorary President of the Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Inc). With a distinguished career marked by leadership in the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, he oversees a vast network of staff and volunteers, contributing significantly to community development in Sri Lanka and public health management. Holding the esteemed position of President at the Sri Lanka Medical Association for 2023, Dr. Ariyaratne is a Board-Certified Specialist in Community Medicine, showcasing his commitment to public healthcare. His academic journey includes degrees from renowned institutions, including Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colombo. Driven by a lifelong dedication, he stands as a beacon in advancing both local and global community development, healthcare, and peace initiatives, embodying the mission of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.
To see Dr. Ariyaratne’s full biography, please download the below PDF file.
Sarvodaya has two online payment gateways. The main option is to donate directly to Sarvodaya bank account at Sampath Bank. There is also an option to donate via a PayPal Gateway. This money goes to the Sarvodaya USA Bank account, from which Sarvodaya receives wire transfers. All relevant accounts are detailed on the donate page.
Who should I contact if my Local University wants to come to Sarvodaya for a study visit and for Local Internship placements?
Please do not send clothing, medicine, supplies, or other material items to Sarvodaya or Sarvodaya USA without official confirmation. Currently, monetary donations are what is most required in Sri Lanka. We make special calls from time to time if there are requirements via our official channels.
If you would like to organise a fundraiser or raise funds for Sarvodaya in some way, you need prior written permission from the Executive Director and President. You are required to contact us before you plan any fundraising activity and agree to our Terms and Conditions.
If you have questions about tax deductions (International), please contact Sarvodaya USA
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