About Sarvodaya

The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement is the largest people’s organization in Sri Lanka. Sarvodaya is Sanskrit for ‘Awakening of All’ and Shramadana means to donate effort. It began in one village and has grown to more than 15,000. In addition to the island-wide integrated community development programme we implement in those villages, they are curently involved in resettlement, reconstruction and reconciliation activities in the war affected North and East of Sri Lanka, and “Deshodaya”, National Reawakening programme which aims to promote good governance and democracy.