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Philosophy and Approach

Our Mission:philo3

Create a no poverty, no affluence, and a conflict-free society.

Uplift and empower the most disadvantaged people in Sri Lanka.

Total Awakening and Well-being of All (individuals, family, village, nation, and the world) on every plane (spiritual, moral, cultural, social, economic and political).

Drawing inspiration from teachings of the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, and based on the principles of Truth (satya), Non-violence (avihimsa) and Selflessness (pararthkami), our philosophy includes…


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Loving kindness (Meththa)

Compassion (Karuna)

Joy of living derived from making others happy (Mudhitha)

Equanimity (Upeksha)


& Four treatments for group awakening:

Giving (Dana)

Kind and Intelligible Words (Priya Wachana)

Right Livelihood (Artha Charya)

Equality (Samanathmathawa)


These beliefs have helped shape our integrated, holistic and sustainable approach to development, which includes promoting the 10 basic needs of every human being:


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Clean drinking waterMahatma-Gandhi

Adequate supplies of clothing

Adequate and balanced nutrition

Simple housing

Basic health care

Basic communication facilities

A minimal supply of energy

Holistic education

Satisfaction of spiritual, cultural needs and peace building  


We strive to integrate our core approach of Shramadana, the “Sharing of one’s Time, Thoughts, Labor and Energy,” and our philosophy into every aspect of our organization. (Learn more about our programmes here.)

We humbly and gratefully invite you to learn more about the value of  Shramadana in the videos below:



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