Role of Religion in Humanitarian Action 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 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 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) 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 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 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 ...

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 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 ...

“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 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 ...

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