Founded the Sarvodaya Shramdan Movement in 1958 in Sri Lanka. Shramdan has since become a household word in the context of self-help. Sarvodaya was legally incorporated by an Act of Sri Lankan Parliament. It is one of the largest NGOs in the Third World. Sarvodaya has come to be regarded as a way of ‘building of a social infrastructure'. The movement has also led to establishment of Shanti Sena (Peace Brigade) which organizes inter-community living and exchange. Another initiative for peace is ‘Peole's Peace Offensive' (PPO). Thus Dr. Ariyaratne is playing a dynamic role in the transformation of Sri Lanka.
Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramdana
Rawatawatte Road, Moratuwa,
Tel: 507159 / 505255 / 507194
Fax: 94 - 1 - 507084
CABLE: ‘SARVODAYA' MORATUWA, SRI LANKA