Sarvodaya staff and volunteers from the Badulla district center has initiated limited relief services for those who were affected by the deadly landslide which hit the Meeriyabedda tea plantation near the Haldumulla town in Badulla district early hours of yesterday (29th October 2014). According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of the Government, it is feared that nearly 200 people ...

Sarvodaya receives Outstanding Social Enterpreneurship Award in China On the 9th of September, Sarvodaya received the 2014 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the co-founder of Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum Mrs.Hilde Schwab at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China. This prestigious award was in recognition of Sarvodaya’s visionary, pragmatic and courageous contributions that significantly improve the state of the world. Dr.Vinya Ariyararatne (General ...

Metta Round the World Join us for the Global Metta Meditation to collectively generate the beautiful emotion called loving kindness. The session will be broadcasted live from Ruwanwalisaaya in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka commencing from 5:30p.m (Colombo , 5:30 + GMT). You can watch it live at www.mettaconvention.org Metta Round the World  Dramatic changes are taking place around us, with or without our knowledge. Information ...

Sarvodaya gains International Recognition for its entrepreneurship model, brings home the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award The founder and General Secretary of Sarvodaya Sri Lanka, Dr A.T. Ariyaratne and Dr Vinya Ariyaratne have been recognised as the Social Entrepreneur for the Year 2014. The award organised by the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum recognised thirty seven social entrepreneurs working in health, education, employment, and the environment operating in over 20 countries. These individuals and ...

Investing in Women is investing in Society: HE Grete Lochen xxx Mr. KG Dassanayake, Sarvodaya Southern Provincial Coordinator welcome HE the Ambassador Warm welcome by the community Hon. Grete Lochen and Ms. Widanagamachchi, the District Secretary of Galle district Showcasing the self-employeed women's products Inclusive women's empowerment Winning lives with local products District Secretary Ms. Widanagamachchi lighting the oil lamp Mr. KG Dassanayake welcoming the distinguished guests The gathering Investing ...

Metta Convention 2014 Registration is now open for the Metta Convention 2014, taking place from 27th – 29th June in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Register before the 15th March 2014 to be eligible for the Early bird offers. For more information please visit www.mettaconvention.org

On the first week of December 2013 Sarvodaya celebrated its 55 years of excellence and service to the humanity. Sarvodaya humbly commemorated the day with a group of Sarvodaya veterans, present day staff and volunteers who were gathered at the newly opened Methmedura Museum. Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the Founder-President of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement and his colleagues along with a ...

Parallel to the 23rd Commonwealth Heads Of Governments Meeting (CHOGM), the Commonwealth People’s Forum (CPF) 2013 successfully ended in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Sarvodaya, as one of the local hosts of the CPF, played important role in making the event a success hand-in-hand with the Sri Lankan Government counterpart, the CHOGM-CPF Secretariat headed by Dr. Lalith Chandradasa, and other Non-Governmental Organization ...

Role of religion in reconciliation: Keynote speech by Dr. AT Ariyaratne at LKIIRSS, Colombo “Providing a leadership that heals the wounds of war and transforms the structures of governance into ones that meet the aspirations of both the ethnic majority and minorities is the continuing challenge for our beloved country” Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the founder-president of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement stated delivering his keynote speech at the National Conference on Role of Religion in ...

Her Excellency Grete Lochen, the Norwegian Ambassador to Sri Lanka visited Sarvodaya Development Education Center in Sathurukondan, Batticaloa, during her recent official visit to the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. She visited the Sarvodaya Sathurukondan Development Education Institute on the morning of 09th July, 2013, and was warmly welcomed as to the Hindu traditions by the Sarvodaya staff lead by ...

Japan Honours Sarvodaya Founder The Government of Japan has conferred the Founder and President of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement Dr.A.T.Ariyaratne with one of its distinguished honours, ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition for his outstanding contributions in enhancing relationship by people-to-people exchange between Japan and Sri Lanka. The Conferment Ceremony will take place on 3rd of ...

27th National Deshodaya Assembly held in Mullativu The 27th National Deshodaya Assembly was held at the Vijayananda School in Mullativu from 19th to 22nd of October 2012. It marked the final meeting of a series of district level assemblies bringing together community leaders from all walks of life towards the goal of National Reawakening (Deshodaya). Over 1000 including a large number of youth from Northern districts as ...

21st September, 2012 – The International Day of Peace, Nagarodaya Centre, Colombo We, as a group of young Sri Lankans representing the great diversity of our country, come together as ‘Youth for Peace’ on the 21st of September, 2012 – the International Day of Peace -in Colombo, Sri Lanka to here by declare that we look forward to transforming the ...

Sarvodaya to lead South Asian and South-East Asian delegation to the 4th Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) Sarvodaya will lead the South Asian and South-East Asian delegation to the 4th Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) to be held from  16th-18th June, 2012 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.  Held every 4 years the GNRC Forum brings together its members and other stakeholders with similar vision of a world suitable for children. The Forum ...

GNRC South Asia Secretariat at Sarvodaya leads Learning To Live Together Workshop in the Maldives The South Asian Secretariat of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) based at Sarvodaya in partnership with the Democracy House and the Institute of Governance and Development (IGD) from the Maldives organized an Ethics Education workshop for a group of 20 Maldivian school students of ages 15-18 years. The workshop held at the Bandos Island Resort, Maldives from ...

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