Philosophy and Approach

Our Purpose

To build a just, sustainable, compassionate social order that fulfils the basic human needs of the community through individual and collective awakening. 

පුද්ගල සහ සාමූහික උදාවක් තුළින් ප්‍රජාවේ මූලික මානුෂික අවශ්‍යතා සපිරෙන, සාධාරණ, තිරසාර සහ දයාන්විත සමාජ ක්‍රමයක් ගොඩනැංවීම 

தனிநபர் மற்றும் கூட்டு எழுச்சி மூலம் சமூகத்தின் அடிப்படை மனித தேவைகளை பூர்த்தி செய்யும் ஒரு நியாயமான, நிலையான மற்றும் கனிவுள்ள சமூக ஒழுங்கை உருவாக்குதல்

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…

Four sublime abodes for individual awakening:

  • 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 and fulfilling the Ten Basic Human Needs of individuals and communities.

  • A clean and beautiful environment
  • Clean drinking water Mahatma-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, Labour and Energy” and our philosophy into every aspect of our organization.