Sarvodaya Response to Sri Lankan floods May 2016 Update on 31th May 2016

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The following is the brief update of the Sarvodaya Flood Relief Operations as at 31st May 2016. Geographic focus • Mahabudgamuwa, and Kudabudgamuwa GNs, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district • Brandiawatta in Wellampitiya GN, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district • Pahathgama GN, Hanwella Town GN in Hanwella Div. SD in Colombo district • Aranayaka GN, in ...

From relief to rehabilitation: After the floods May 2016

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Sarvodaya updates its emergency flood response as at 9am on 24th May 2016. Geographic focus • Mahabudgamuwa, and Kudabudgamuwa GNs, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district • Brandiawatta in Wellampitiya GN, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district • Pahathgama GN, in Hanwella Div. SD in Colombo district • Aranayaka GN, in Aranayaka Div. SD in Kegalle district Relief ...

Cleaning up the flood affected areas

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As the flood water is receding now in Kollonnawa and Wellampitiya area in Colombo, Sarvodaya organises Medical Camps and home cleaning campaigns to assist the return of the flood affected people back to their homes. Sarvodaya is planning to mobilise at least 3-4 15-member volunteer teams tomorrow, and following equipment and items are requested from the well-wishers and supporters to ...

Flood relief appeal extended

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The severe flood situation that affected the lives of more than 200,000 people in lowlands in Colombo expected to prevail for the next few days. Sarvodaya extends its appeal for relief items, intermediate support to get the ‘children back to school’, well cleaning, and cleaning & rehabilitation of common infrastructure during the floods and in the immediate aftermath. Please support ...

Sarvodaya Sampath Bank Payment Gateway experiencing problems

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Sarvodaya regret to inform all its online subscribers that its Sampath Bank Online Payment Gateway is presently experiencing technical errors, and the supporters can only donate through direct Bank Transfers. The system will be restored only by early next week, where a notice will be published on its restoration.

Sarvodaya Flood Relief Update 2

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Island wide Sarvodaya Relief Teams are presently engaged in flood relief work in several flood affected districts under the coordination of Sarvodaya Emergency Response Unit. The operations and relief work so far include establishment of Sarvodaya Emergency Response Centre at Sarvodaya Headquarters, media partnership with Voice of Asia Media Network, distribution of water (200 5-Liter bottels) in Pahathgama in Hanwella, ...

Appeal: Sri Lankan Floods May 2016

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The torrential rains after months of drought has resulted in severe floods in almost 19 administrative districts in Sri Lanka, hampering the lived of thousands. The worst scenario had been the landslides in the mountain regions where still many lives are unaccounted for. Sarvodaya, in partnership with the Voice of Asia Media Network (Siyatha TV and Siyatha FM) has taken ...

Role of Religion in Humanitarian Action

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A one­day Global Religious Forum (GRF) on the role of religion in humanitarian action will take place the day prior to the commencement of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) on May 23, 2016. The Global Religious Forum will bring together about 150 participants, including religious leaders, principals of faith­based organizations, and representatives of national and multi­faith platforms, the public ...

Sarvodaya continues clean drinking water provision to rural Sri Lanka

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Extending its long-term partnership with Sarvodaya, the Project Sri Lanka Foundation of United Kingdom supported the construction of 4 large-scale drinking and agricultural water wells in Moneragala district in the Uva province of Sri Lanka. The water wells are constructed in the villages of Weherayaya, Handapanagala, Samagipura and Parakramapura, providing solutions to their long-standing issue of water shortages. The Sarvodaya ...

Crisis around Sarvodaya Rehabilitation and Day Care Centre for the Street Children in Borella

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Sarvodaya has been running the Rehabilitation and Day Care Centre for the Street Children in Borella, in Colombo for the last 20 years, under the Sarvodaya welfare arm Sarvodaya Suwasetha Sewa Society. Through out the years it has catered and accommodated hundreds of children, and even today more than 40 vulnerable children of different age groups starting from pre-school age ...

Sarvodaya takes over the management of Cooperation for Industrial Development Lanka (Private) Limited (COOPID)

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Sarvodaya took over the management of COOPID, a smallholder agricultural production company, processing factory based in the Industrial Zone in Nalanda, Mathale. The company produces wide range of products of organic and conventional agricultural produce including Sri Lankan spices, traditional rice, and herbal beverages under the trade name ‘COOPID’ and ‘COOPBIO’. The venture works closely with the small holder farmer ...

Chamindha Rajakaruna appointed as new Executive Director of Sarvodaya

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mr. Chamindha Rajakaruna as the Executive Director of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, with effect from today. Mr. Rajakaruna, an Attorney-at-Law by profession, has been serving with Sarvodaya in different capacities for the last nine years including the Director-Good Governance Program, Director-Partner Coordination and Director-Programs. Mr. Rajakaruna is a graduate of ...

Congratulations Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne! Appointed Civil Society representative to the Constitutional Council

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Sri Lanka Parliament appoints Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, the Founder-President of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement as one of the three Civil Society representatives to the Constitutional Council of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in a special Parliamentary session held a short while ago. The establishment of the 10-member Constitutional Council is a huge step towards strengthening the democracy in Sri ...

Help Nepal.. Sarvodaya set up Collection Centers to accept Relief Items

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Parallel to the appeal made by the Disaster Management Center, Sarvodaya has set up Relief Item Collection Centers island wide to collect the following relief items for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Nepal. - Water bottles - Sanitary wear - Blankets - Bed sheets - Milk powder - Biscuits - Noodles - Hot water bottles - Essential medicines/drugs ...

Sarvodaya Nepal Earthquake Relief and Recovery

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The massive earthquake in Nepal on April 25, 2015 has many of us wondering what we can do to help. The devastation resulting from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake is tremendously affecting rural villages. Our concern and compassion for all the people of Nepal and surrounding countries will need to convert to thoughtful action for both immediate relief and long-term recovery ...

Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning calls applications

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Sarvodaya Institute of Higher Learning (SIHL), in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Development (NISD) is calling applications for the next batch of Diploma in Child Protection and Diploma in Social Work and Integrated Development. The advertisement and the application form is available herewith. Download the Application here. අයදුම්පත මෙතනින් ලබා ගන්න ...

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, the General Secretary of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka endorses the World Bank Group’s effort of “The Moral and Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty”

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“For the last 57 years, Sarvodaya works hand-in-hand with millions of deprived Sri Lankan population to end extreme poverty with its unique philosophy to create ‘no-poverty, no-affluence society’, based on the Buddhist way of living ‘the middle-path’ while believing in spiritual, moral, cultural, social, economic and political development in order to achieve sustainable development, fair to all. We also have ...

Sarvodaya initiates relief assistance for landslide victims

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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

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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 ...