Directors Duties

Deputy Director General
Is the second in command to take over in the absence of the Director General. Will act as the Director General when Dr. E.M.B.Daniel  on his own withdraws from membership in writing, on his / her death or is incapacitated by illness or is of unsound mind, or when he is overseas. This acting period would be only till the next Annual General Meeting where the Director General would be elected by majority votes from the Executive Board Members.

PA to the DG 
Would be responsible for giving full time assistance to the Director General, plan and organize the DG’s visits. Involve in Image Building such as – Updating and monitoring our website,  Social medias such as Face Book , YouTube Channel and our website. Publicize our activities.  Assisting and organizing the DG’s visits to the Provinces, Districts and Divisions. Take charge of photography of all events. Public speaking.

Secretary
Shall be responsible for organizing all meetings on schedule ( time & date), ensure that the respective members are reminded and maximum attendance expected, prepare minutes of the meetings within one week of such meetings and share with the respective members.Give proper notices of the meetings as required by the constitution.

Additional Secretary   
Authenticate records of the Organization. Give notices to Directors and Members as required by the constitution. Have general charge of the books, records and all seal of the organization, and affix the seal to any lawfully executed instrument requiring it. Sign such instruments as may require such signature. Cause such reports as may be required to be prepared and filled in a timely manner, and in general, perform all duties incident to the office of the Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director General or the Executive Board.

Treasurer  
Have custody of all funds belonging to the organization and receive, deposit or disburse such funds under the direction of the Executive Board or the Director General. Keep full and accurate accounts of the finances of the organization. Cause such returns as may be required by government authorities to be prepared and filled in timely manner. Cause a balance sheet of the organization as of the close of each fiscal year and financial statements of activity, financial expenses and cash flows for such fiscal year, all in reasonable details, to be prepared and submitted to the Executive Board and  in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director General or the Executive Board.

National Directors

SDG  01
National Director – Poverty
Promoting Family Planning and giving them the necessary guidance and assistance for them to have a manageable family. Providing children with the knowledge and life skills so that they will be not a burden. Ensuring that children attend school. Ensure Access to health, Water and sanitation. Training and conducting awareness programs for people living in poverty to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to secure a livelihood. Participation of Women & Children would be promoted and encouraged. Everyone, irrespective of Sex, Race, Religion, Colour, Disability, etc., would be treated as equal. Promote Welfare for communities. Assist Small farmers to new markets. Take steps to establish and promote Social Enterprises ( Self-employment) in every village so that everyone ( leaving no one behind) would be able to get an income by sharing the profits of this project.

SDG  02
National Director – Zero Hunger
Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic crisis since it gained independence in 1948. It comes on the heels of successive waves of COVID-19 threatening to undo years of development progress, severely undermining the country’s ability to achieve the SDGs. More than 6 million people – nearly 30 percent of the population – are currently food-insecure and require humanitarian assistance. Reduced domestic agricultural production, scarcity of foreign exchange reserves and depreciation of the local currency have caused food shortages and a spike in the cost of living, which is limiting people’s access to healthy and affordable meals. The economic crisis will push families into hunger and poverty – some for the first time – adding to the half a million people who the World Bank estimates have fallen below the poverty line because of the pandemic. We will take every steps to eliminate food shortage and make food sufficient. Engage and promoting Food Distribution, Avoiding Food Waste, Feeding the Hungry, Ensuring Year around food for all, establishment of Seed & Plant Bank and Farms & Fishery. Educate the community on reducing  food waste  and fighting pollution, reducing the overall waste generation, and  improving the management of chemicals and toxic wastes. Collect and distribute extra foods from hotels so the food will not go as a waste. Educate responsible Consumption & production.Educate all to achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources. Promote Home Gardening and consuming of Healthy foods. Educate the need to reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Conduct awareness to change how and what we consume. Sustainable consumption and production, a better quality of life while minimizing the Use of toxic materials as well as the emissions of waste and pollutants over the life Cycle of the service or product. Assist in storing food items for future requirements

SDG 03
National Director – Healthy Life 
Good Health & Well-being Provide increased access to HIV prevention, treatment and care services among people who use drugs and prisoners.  Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug use such as opium and heroin. Promote health education, educate the community on prevention methods and as to how to live a healthy life. Awareness on Mental & Physical Health. Awareness on proper eating patterns and selection of healthy foods. Promotion of Sports & Games. Obesity & Stroke

National Director – Health (CD & Health Clinics)
Conduct awareness programs to end the Epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, Dengue, Covid 19  and neglected tropical  Diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable Diseases. Also to conduct awareness to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination. Conducting  Medical Clinics. Awareness on Communicable Diseases, epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other CD. Prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful  use of alcohol. Awareness on family planning, hazardous chemicals, air, water and soil pollution and contamination, Tobacco Control and proper medicines & vaccines

National Director – Health (NCD)
Conducting awareness  programs on Diabetes, Childhood Cancer, Obesity, Stroke, etc. Assistance  on prevention, management and treatment. Sri Lanka is a small island country but with the daily modernization and human behavior patterns, more and more are prone to this permanent diabetes patients list. They would be given a clear awareness of understanding the risk and making changes to lifestyle; managing weight; checking risk of diabetes; benefits of regular exercise; eating a balanced, healthy diet; limiting takeaway and processed foods etc. Reducing the major risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol – is the focus to prevent deaths from NCDs.

National Director – Ayurveda
To work jointly with the government authorities to establish an Ayurveda Medical Lab,  Cultivation of Herbal Plants,  Setting up standards, registrations, etc., Updating the Ayurveda Pharmacopeia, Encouraging research regarding indigenous drugs and treatment methods, Growing medicinal herbs locally for Ayurveda drug production. Conservation of medicinal plants, species, their habitats and genomes, and promote their sustainable use. Preservation of indigenous information on medicinal plants and Ayurveda treatments. Promote Ayurveda medical practice.

National Director – Homeopathy
Promotion of Homeopathy, conducting  Homeopathy clinics

National Director – Vision Care
Establishing  Children’s Eye Hospital. Eye Screening & donation of Spectacles. Assisting to perform Cataract Surgeries. Awareness on Eye Care & explain about the Vitamin A deficiency which is a major cause of blindness.  Help and assist Children, newborn and toddler with toys of  high-contrast colors and patterns. Assist them with age-appropriate toys that are free from sharp edges, give toys that encourage visual development.  Give awareness about the use of digital screens.

National Director – Dental Care
Organizing Dental Clinics, giving awareness on Dental care.

National Director – Special Needs Children
Assisting and development of special needs children and to make them to be treated like any other children. Talking to them, listening to them and promoting Speech , Music, Sports, Games, Education, Art, Handy craft making, etc. and taking their talents out.Conducting entertainment events, distribution of Gifts & Awards and making them happy. Parent – Child counseling to avoid any mental disorders . Improving the quality of life for the children. Providing Psychological treatment whenever required. To rehabilitate these children so that they may be able to move freely in the public and take part in community activities. Identifying the special needs of a child and make appropriate accommodations to support his/her learning and development. To ensure that the Children feel  that they are physically comfortable, loved and secure; Have opportunities to play and learn; people care about them; and activities that allow them to be successful. Give them more time to learn and practice certain skills and then praise and encourage.  These are the categories of children whose brain develops very slowly. The best way is to develop their skills especially in sports. There are more than 700,000 such children in our Schools in Sri Lanka. It is our duty to make sure that they are physically and mentally improved and instead of burden, let us make them valuable citizens to the country. Let us make them happily involve in sports and education and improve their body health and mentality. Let us not ignore them. By doing this, we can make them to do their own work without any assistance. Awareness to parents that Mental health which  is a fundamental right of overall health and well-being. Parents play a huge role in supporting their child’s mental well-being,  Nurturing and loving care build a strong foundation, helping the child to develop the social and emotional skills they need to lead a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. Awareness on Prevention of  Drugs, Introducing and helping to start a Hobby, Assisting children with hearing / speaking / vision disability.

National Director – Disabled
Create awareness, help, and empower people living with disabilities. Rehabilitate and train them to be one of us. Assist them if required, with opportunities for income generating vocation. Conduct awareness programs, workshops, etc.. Assist them with Wheel Chairs, Prosthetic Limbs, etc. Make them comfortable and help them to live a happy life.

National Director – Welfare of the Blind 
Assisting and supporting the blind to make their life comfortable and enjoyable.

National Director – Care of Elders & Widows
Sri Lanka with increasing ageing population and increasing number of widows creates the demand for retirement plans, pension schemes, life insurance schemes, medical insurance schemes, etc. However, due to lack of knowledge in personal finance planning and  inflation, they suffer at their last stages and therefore assistance is given to inform to make them happy and feel that they are cared for. Sri Lanka with an ageing population should dwell upon the financial well-being of senior citizens. This creates the demand for retirement plans, pension schemes, life insurance schemes, medical insurance schemes, etc. However, due to lack of knowledge in personal finance planning, inflation, insurance people do not patronage above products.  Such behavior might trigger financial insecurity after their retirement. Assist them in whatever way possible to make their life pleasant.

National Director – Environment
Beach cleaning. Cleaning of Rivers & Streams. Promotion of flower gardens. Conducting Awareness on Environment. Assisting and promoting a clean environment

National Director – Tree Planting
Trees are assets of the nature given to us by God for our living, we cannot substitute artificial trees. The world will not survive without trees, and it is a beauty of God’s creations. We need trees for our environment, breathing, health, food, water, etc., etc. It wasn’t too many years ago that the world has been reported to have a global warming in  its  different  natural  features,  but  also  the  degradation  activity  brought  by  the  population which needs to sustain their life like tree cutting for burning fire wood,  furniture making and house building – this  is  among  the  many  reasons  which  make  us  to  collaborate in preventing them from pollution  and  degradation,  through  planting  trees. We need trees! Throughout our neighborhood’s parkways, many trees are being lost to wind and weather, sewer, water and gas repairs, as well as old age, and we must replace them. Forestry and agro-forestry are the most natural and effective ways of controlling climate change. Trees reduce the carbon footprint. A mature tree consumes up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Trees prevent soil erosion by slowing down and absorbing the rain water. Also with the constantly rising temperatures and new heat records being set every coming year, trees cool the earth through evaporation. Therefore because trees are much cheaper compared to other methods of climate change mitigation, it is easy for the locals to invest in them and so far, we have registered a lot of success. Deforestation is one of the most serious environmental issues in Sri Lanka. In the 1920s, the island had a 49 percent forest cover but by 2005 this had fallen by approximately 26 percent. Between 1990 and 2000, Sri Lanka lost an average of 26,800 ha of forests per year. This amounts to an average annual deforestation rate of 1.14%. Between 2000 and 2005 the rate accelerated to 1.43% per annum. However, with a long history of policy and laws towards environmental protection, deforestation rates of primary cover have actually decreased 35% since the end of the 1990s thanks to a strong history of conservation measures. The problem of deforestation in Sri Lanka is not as significant in the southern mountainous regions as it is in northern and lowland southern Sri Lanka, largely due to the nature of environmental protection. The history of environmental policy and law in Sri Lanka however goes back much further in history in 1848 with the Timber Ordinance No.24 for the reservation of forests.  The Population is increasing, but trees are being reduced. The increased population needs more oxygen, more water, more fire wood, more timber for housing, more paper (you need 17 trees to make one ton of paper). Trees are the world’s single largest source of breathable oxygen, but they also detoxify the air, prevent water pollution, stabilize the soil, bring communities together, offer shade, food and medicine, and shelter countless animals and birds. Just two mature trees can produce enough oxygen for a family of four!. Everything about trees speak of life, yet with the ever-escalating problems of human population growth and the rapid rise in development projects, we find deforestation flourishing and the world’s forests being slowly devastated, our planet is at present losing a whopping 15 billion trees a year due to deforestation, development and bad management of forests. The situation unfortunately seems to be escalating rather than declining. Regrettably, the plight of trees in our own country is just as dire, the alarming fact that between the years 1990 and 2010 alone, Sri Lanka has lost an average of 24,000 hectares of forest per year. Even more alarming, human activities and forest devastation are still flourishing unchecked. With our rich flora and fauna and high number of endemic species, the need for reforestation and the preservation our surviving forests is more urgent than ever. Environmental issues in Sri Lanka include large-scale logging of forests and degradation of mangroves, coral reefs and soil. Air pollution and water pollution are challenges for Sri Lanka since both cause negative health impacts. Insufficient waste management, especially in rural areas, leads to environmental pollution. Sri Lanka is also vulnerable to climate change impacts such as extreme weather events and sea level rise. Industrialization and population growth are major drivers of these environmental issues. The forest covers in Sri Lanka have been greatly reduced by legal as well as illegal forest clearing. Due to deforestation in Sri Lanka the size of land covered by natural forests decreased from 80% in 1820 to 43% in 1948. The natural forest cover further decreased to 23% in 2000. The extensive deforestation leads to a rise of the average surface temperature. Deforestation is also responsible for an increase in greenhouse gas emissions because trees remove CO2 from the air. By clear cutting areas the CO2 returns to the air and thereby increases the atmospheric carbon concentration. The government has target to increase the size of land covered by forests to 32% by 2030 by reforesting degraded forests, increase urban forests, and to improve the forest plantations. Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day’s supply of oxygen for four people. Excess carbon dioxide caused by many factors is building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. Trees clean the air, absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. Trees provide oxygen, in one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people. Trees cool the streets and the city. Average temperatures have risen in the last 50 years as tree coverage has declined and the number of heat-absorbing roads and buildings has increased. Trees cool the city by up to 10°F, by shading our homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves. Trees conserve energy. Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants. Trees save water, shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns, increase atmospheric moisture, help prevent water pollution, reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents storm water from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies. Trees help prevent soil erosion. On hillsides or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place, shield children from ultra-violet rays. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds – where children spend hours outdoors. Trees work 24 hours a day to improve our quality of life and our environment. Planting more trees, especially in areas where air pollution is elevated is a great way to enhance the health of urban residents. Without trees, people would not be able to survive as the air would become unsuitable for breathing. Trees are a vital part of the carbon cycle, they take Carbon dioxide  in the air and then transfer it into Oxygen and give off it into the air. Therefore, the disappearance of trees will result in higher Carbon dioxide and lower Oxygen in the air. If deforestation occurs, the soil will include full of toxic chemicals and pollutants. If there are no trees, there will not be any tree based products : paper, books, benches, pencils, buttons, spices, wooden chopsticks, bark, oils, and a lot of tree-based products. Trees prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution,  produce oxygen, intercept airborne particulates, enhancing community’s respiratory health, control Climate change. The evaporation from a single tree can produce the cooling effect of ten room-size, residential air conditioners operating 20 hours a day. Planting of Mangroves has lots of benefits, such as they protect vulnerable coastlines from wave action because they hold the soil together and prevent coastal erosion, provide homes for several species of plants and animals, home to a large variety of fish, crab, shrimp, and mollusk species which form an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world. The dense root systems of mangrove forests trap sediments flowing down rivers and off the land.

National Director – Agriculture
Promote agriculture & Home gardening and the manufacture of carbonic fertilizer. Storing & preservation of Seeds and plants for further development.

National Director – Disaster Relief
Immediate action would be taken by us in the event of any disaster. The most frequent natural hazards that impact Sri Lanka are droughts, floods, landslides, cyclones, and coastal erosion. A rise in extreme events and natural disasters as a result of climate change is expected to pose considerable threat to Sri Lanka’s economy and human health. In Sri Lanka, floods, landslides, Cyclones, Droughts, Wind storms and coastal erosion are the main causes for Natural Disasters. These natural disasters have caused loss of life, and enormous damage and destruction to property. As of now, Sri Lanka is facing a severe shortages of blood to save thousands of lives including Children, Cancer Patients, Traffic accident victims, Dengue patients, Covid 19 patients, Pregnant Mothers, etc. Therefore we organize year around Blood Donation Camps island wide. The economic losses to individuals, their families and to nations as a whole , from road traffic injuries are considerably very high.  While the average death stands around 2,500, 6,500 suffer major injuries. We give continuous awareness programs on road safety, pre-cautions to avoid any accidents, etc.

National Director – Drug Free Sri Lanka
Anti-Drug Campaign & Rehabilitation Educational and a rehabilitation project targeting youth involved with drugs. Educational and a rehabilitation project targeting children recovering from forced drug use. Help youth and children involved with drugs to make a difference in their life. Mobilize support and inspire people to act against drug use. Help to prevent drug abuse, with activities such as  life-skills education in schools and family skills training.

SDG  06
National Director – Water & Sanitation
Clean Water & Sanitation Assist and educate the communities on the preservation of ground drinking water and to provide assistance for the supply of drinking water. Ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water and sanitation facilities. Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure. Promote good hygiene habits through education. Awareness & assistance on the development of water safety plans. Promoting safely-managed rainwater harvesting in the communities and schools. Awareness on avoiding contamination of water. Promote & assist for the manufacture & use  of degradable Sanitary Pads manufactured from the from banana pseudo stem waste. Ensuring the availability of water and sanitation for persons with disabilities and access to safe and affordable drinking water for all. Access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all. Special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations and improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, avoiding of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse. Supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes. Build sanitation facilities in Schools and near public Bus Halts where the need is great.

National Director – Forests
Restoration of Forest and increasing the forest cover.

National Director – Mother & Child  
Conduct awareness programs and assist to end all forms of malnutrition, address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women . From the time a mother becomes pregnant, proper awareness and guidelines are given to her so that she will deliver a healthy Baby. Follow up with regular awareness programs and health clinics to ensure that the Mother and baby are healthy. Conduct awareness programs and educate the women about Prematurity Births. Birth of disabled children is part of the responsibility of the pregnant mother. Cleanliness, health, foods, drugs, behavior, engaged in risky jobs, etc., are one of the main reasons for the birth of disabled child. Other reasons are marrying blood relations, Thalassemia Patients marrying a Thalassemia patient, previous premature labor; Untreated urinary infections; Bacterial vaginitis; stressful work habits; smoking, drinking alcohol; using drugs like cocaine; Mothers of age under 17 years or over 40 years; prior multiple abortions; low pre-pregnancy weight. etc.,  Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet. Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible  start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. Indeed, analysis indicates that increasing rates of exclusive breastfeeding could save the lives of more than 820,000 children every year, generating US $ 302 billion in additional income.

SDG  15
National Director – Biodiversity
Life On Land  / Biodiversity The forests in Sri Lanka have been removed to make way for housing, vegetable cultivation and road development. The country is a major producer of tea and the tea plantations have been reduced to make way for building houses and other agricultural purposes. Population pressure is also a significant factor. The environmental implications deforestation in Sri Lanka has caused such as flooding, landslides and soil erosion from exposure of the deforested areas it is also the primary threat to the survival of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity. Sri Lanka has 751 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles of which 21.7% are endemic, and over 3314 species of vascular plants, of which 26.9% are endemic.Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and  protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.  Take action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products . Educate and Assist restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification. Educate and assist to Conserve and restore terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Involve in ending deforestation and restoring degraded forests. Awareness and assistance on ensuring conservation of mountain ecosystems, protecting biodiversity and natural habitats, establishing wild fruits forests, establishing a forest for bird species, amphibians, mammals, freshwater fish, ants and flowering plants, establishing Nature Gardens, finding a safe home for wildlife species which face extinction. Cleaning Rivers, Streams & Lakes and educating the community. Promotion and development of Ayurvedic  plants and other plant species that are in extinction. Planting of Mangroves which has lots of benefits, such as they protect vulnerable coastlines from wave action because they hold the soil together and prevent coastal erosion, provide homes for several species of plants and animals, home to a large variety of fish, crab, shrimp, and mollusk species which form an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world. The dense root systems of mangrove forests trap sediments flowing down rivers and off the land. Biodiversity conservation, the practice of protecting and preserving the wealth and variety of species, habitats, ecosystems, and genetic diversity on the planet, is important for our health, wealth, food, fuel, and services we depend on. It plays an integral role in supporting many sectors of development. Food security depends upon natural resources that form the basis of food production.  Biodiversity conservation protects plant, animal, microbial and genetic resources for food production, agriculture, and ecosystem functions such as fertilizing the soil, recycling nutrients, regulating pests and disease, controlling erosion, and pollinating crops and trees. At the same time, unsustainable agricultural production and use of wild species for food or fuel can reduce biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation is vital for economic growth and poverty reduction. Biodiversity conservation can help address the effects of climate change.  Conserving habitats can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Conserving mangroves and other coastal ecosystems can lessen disastrous impacts of climate change such as flooding and storm surges.  Projects that reduce the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change impacts can safeguard essential ecosystem services such as air and water purification, pollination and food production, and carbon sequestration. Recognizing that improving livelihoods, security, and human health depends on the conservation of biodiversity in healthy ecosystems. Boosting food security and incomes  works with communities to responsibly manage wetlands through improved conservation measures and sustainable fishing practices which could  result, threatened fish populations to bounce back, migratory birds to return and aquatic plants would be recovered.  The population of fresh water fish will be increased which will result rising fishing, high fish consumption and daily household incomes will increase.. Establishing Nature Parks,  Biodiversity Libraries, Herbal Gardens, Butterfly Gardens and saving & demonstrating Cultural Heritages through Cultural Heritage Libraries     ( where olden days living will be displayed by pictures ( for example how the tradition of giving water before a meal, playing Come come booru, etc., came in to our life),  establishing parks with olden days cooking, games ( such as Gudu, Marbles, Batta jumping, etc., ), day to day life ( Grinding chillies, Pounding rice,Cleaning rice, etc.,) so that the next generation will know about the past.

SDG  13
National Director – Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters. Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning. Appeal to the leaders of our cities, employers, etc.,  to take action toward net-zero emissions. We will give awareness to get more people to act and push for action. Promote awareness on Save energy at home by educating the community on reducing the use of electricity, switching to LED light bulbs and energy-efficient electric appliances, washing clothes with cold water, or hanging things to dry instead of using a dryer, walking or riding a bike instead of driving, for longer distances to consider taking a train or bus, Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy. When we throw food away, we are also wasting the resources and energy that were used to grow, produce, package, and transport it. And when food rots in a landfill, it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Therefore we will advise the community to use what they buy and compost any leftovers. Electronics, clothes, and other items we buy cause carbon emissions at each point in production, from the extraction of raw materials to manufacturing and transporting goods to market. To protect our climate, buy fewer things, shop second-hand, repair what you can, and recycle. We encourage community to switch to renewable sources such as wind or solar, or to  install solar panels on the roof to generate energy. If anyone wants to buy a car, propose them to  consider going electric, with more and cheaper models coming on the market. Even if they still run on electricity produced from fossil fuels, electric cars help reduce air pollution and cause significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas or diesel-powered vehicles. Everything we spend money on,  affects the planet. To reduce environmental impact, buy local and seasonal foods, and choose products from companies who use resources responsibly and are committed to cutting their gas emissions and waste. Promoting Tree Planting, Educating community to reduce risk of Climate by reusing, recycling, walking, using public / shared transport, managing water and Change in agricultural systems, Cleaning the Sea, Beach, protecting the Lagoon & Mangroves. Advice public on insulating the walls, buying a fuel efficient car,  Keeping  the tires on the car adequately inflated, buying  local goods and products, Eating  less meat &  dairy and cutting down on consumption and waste.

SDG  14
National Director – Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution. Give awareness on effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices . conserve  coastal and marine areas, sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism. Aquatic resources covers wetlands, streams, lakes, rivers, springs, seeps, reservoirs, ponds, groundwater, riparian areas, and the fauna that reside within them. Promote and assist in inland fisheries and aquaculture development. This project component to increase production of fish and other aquatic products and improved resource management and  fish production in small, medium-sized and large perennial tanks. Provide Information, education, and communication campaigns to raise public awareness as to the benefits  of producing and consuming freshwater fish. Fish are the principal source of protein for Sri Lanka’s population, and play a vital role in meeting basic nutritional and livelihood needs. Ocean cleaning, awareness on preventing illegal methods of fishing,  protecting the Lagoon & Mangroves. Educate community to protect sea by eliminating pollution, Ocean acidification, over fishing, protecting all marine life, assist to reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution. Assist to Conserve Coastal and Marine Areas. Ocean cleaning, awareness on preventing illegal methods of fishing. Cleaning the Sea, Beach, protecting the Lagoon & Mangroves. Assist to Conserve Coastal and Marine Areas

National Director – Recycling
Solid Waste Recycling Sri Lanka generates more than 7000MT of solid waste per day. Each person generates an average of 1-0.4kg of waste per day. According to the Waste Management Authority and the Central Environmental Authority, only half of the waste generated is collected. Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. The main objectives of waste management are, for the protection of environment through effective waste management techniques, to protect health and well-being. The conservation of natural resources as well as for protecting the environment with maintaining quality living standards can be achieved by the proper waste management system. Sustainable development, waste elimination, minimization, recycling, reusing and replacing are playing a major role to handle waste management. Waste to energy and landfilling are the most promising technologies today. Promote farmers to use compost instead of chemical fertilizers. Home gardening will be promoted. Wasted food often ends up in a landfill, but it doesn’t just sit there: It creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The Hotels now provide “Buffet” which most of the people  serve more than what they can eat, and finally it goes to the waste bin. We are planning to collect these extra food regularly from these hotels and to give them to poor families who are starving or to Piggery.

National Director – Ecological Footprint
Reducing Ecological Foot Print Ecological footprint is the impact of the lifestyle choices or activities measured in terms of the land required to sustain the use of natural resources. We encourage and give awareness to the community to get rid of single use plastic, consider use of renewable energy, conserve energy, use less water, buy local products, buy used goods instead of new, recycle whenever possible, reduce waste, repair instead of replacing. This will reduce the ecological footprint and environmental impact.

National Director – Wild Fruits
Wild Fruits Forest – Cultivate and promote native rare Healthy wild Fruits in Sri Lanka, most of which are in extinction. Sri Lanka is blessed with a huge variety of indigenous native fruits which come in different colours, tastes and nutrition. These fruits are loaded with health boosting and disease fighting nutrients. Fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium. They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems.

National Director – Wild Life
Work towards the survival of Wild animals & birds. Continue the solution for the Human – Elephant conflict identified by DG Dr. Daniel, initiated, trialed and proved to be successful – planting of Agawa plants.

National Director – Eco Village
Establishment of Eco villages. Eco Village Development is an integrated concept of creating development- focused, low-carbon communities of practice in existing villages. It involves the integration of appropriate, affordable solutions at village-level for energy, food, water, and livelihood security. This concept can pave the way for stronger rural communities with better livelihood-opportunities, with less adverse climate impacts, and with more resilience to climate change. Eco villages are small, self-sufficient communities that live from and for their natural surroundings, mainly in rural areas where their inhabitants build societies based on cooperation, self-sufficiency, renewable energies and ecological materials. They respect for nature using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. They also build with ecological materials like mud, wood and straw. Ecological communities do not damage the environment, and they regenerate the ecosystems where they live (recycling, reforestation, restoration of habitats, etc.). Eco villages promote positive values like ecology, solidarity, equality, tolerance, generosity, diversity, hospitality, respect, collaboration among people and self-sufficiency. They choose regenerative technologies and activities, such as bioclimatic architecture and organic agriculture, and do not use machinery or chemical pesticides that harm the land. They therefore consume less energy and support the fight against global warming. Ecotourism is a specialized flavor of tourism where the focus is on balancing the experience of the traveler with principles of natural conservation and sustainability, which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people.  Regardless of the definition, the primary motivation of ecotourism is the desire to create a positive impact on the environment and the local community. The key principles of ecotourism include minimizing impact, protecting biodiversity, building environmental awareness, and respecting local culture. On that vein, the primary attractions for ecotourism consist of flora, fauna, archeological attractions, geologic marvels, and cultural experiences. Sustainable tourism is to support and sustain environmental conservation together with social, cultural and economic development of the local communities.

National Director – Marine
Promote and give awareness on the travel in the Ocean with responsibly. Practice responsible boating and other recreational activities on the water. Never throw anything overboard, and be aware of marine life in the waters around. Educate  about Oceans and Marine Life. All life on Earth is connected to the ocean and its inhabitants. Mind Carbon Footprint and Reduce Energy Consumption. Reduce the effects of climate change on the ocean by leaving the car at home. Educate on  energy use at home and work. Make Safe, Sustainable Seafood Choices. When shopping or dining out, help reduce the demand for overexploited species by choosing seafood that is both healthful and sustainable. Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and kill tens of thousands of marine animals each year. To limit the impact, educate to carry a reusable water bottle, store food in non-disposable containers, bring your own cloth tote or other reusable bag when shopping, and recycle whenever possible. Take Care of the Beach. Whether you enjoy diving, surfing, or relaxing on the beach, always clean up after yourself. Explore and appreciate the ocean without interfering with wildlife or removing rocks and coral. Go even further by encouraging others to respect the marine environment or by participating in local beach cleanups. Please don’t purchase items that exploit marine life. Avoid stocking  aquarium with wild-caught saltwater fish, and never release any aquarium fish into the ocean or other bodies of water, a practice that can introduce non-native species harmful to the existing ecosystem. Consider patronizing restaurants and grocery stores that offer only sustainable seafood, and speak up about your concerns if you spot a threatened species on the menu or at the seafood counter. Planting of Mangroves has lots of benefits, such as they protect vulnerable coastlines from wave action because they hold the soil together and prevent coastal erosion, provide homes for several species of plants and animals, home to a large variety of fish, crab, shrimp, and mollusk species which form an essential source of food for thousands of coastal communities around the world. The dense root systems of mangrove forests trap sediments flowing down rivers and off the land.

SDG  11
National Director – Cities & Communities
Sustainable Cities & Communities . Ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums. Access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons. Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the cultural and natural heritage. Reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected by  economic losses caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations. Reduce the environmental impact of cities, paying special attention to air quality and waste management. Assistance and guidance to solve the Elephant – Human conflict which takes the life of the poor communities as well as Elephants and which causes financial losses &  living conditions of the community. Promoting and assisting in Urban agriculture, City Shading, making cities with green pleasant environments. Encourage & conduct awareness on consuming healthy diets. Advising Hotels, Hospitals, etc., in reducing and managing food waste;  recycling, composting or energy recovery, and finally sustainably dispose of what is left. Conduct awareness and assist in limiting pollution to levels which do not damage natural systems so that everyone in the community are safe, healthy and ultimately happy. Conduct awareness on the use of energy, water and other natural resources efficiently and with care and limit pollution to levels which do not damage natural systems. Protect the diversity of nature Promote  opportunities for cultural activities, leisure and recreation to all. . Plant as much trees a possible. Trees cool the streets and the city, and releasing water vapor in to the air through their leaves. Trees conserve energy.

SDG  07
National Director – Clean Energy
Affordable & Clean Energy . Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Conduct awareness and promote the use of solar, wind and thermal power. Educate & assist in the use of clean cooking fuels and technologies and to avoid  inefficient and polluting cooking systems. Promote and assist rural hospitals and schools through off-grid and portable renewable energy technologies such as using solar panels. Innovative projects would be promoted to encourage the access to renewable energy sources at the community level in the key sectors including electricity and transport.

National Director – Cottage Industries 
Support the other Directors in establishing Social Enterprises in every village so that everyone would develop their skills, capacity, earning power and would not be a burden to others. This will benefit the un-employed, housewives, elderly and disabled, etc., to earn a living for them without any financial investment by them. Encourage and support any innovative ideas and products that would enhance the economic growth and job creation. Encourage and promote the growth of small enterprises. To take steps to improve the economic and social conditions of the community by providing them with necessary assistance without favoritism or discrimination of race or religion. Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services. Promote  full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value. Set up and support in Cottage Industries.

SDG  05
National Director – Women Empowerment
Gender Equality & Women Empowerment . Prevention of gender-based violence and ensure equal rights for all. Promote women’s empowerment and ensure that the world is better and fairer for all people. Awareness & Education on household chores and children’s care which is the responsibility of both parents. Assist and prevent domestic violence or other abuse. Educate & conduct awareness programs that no one makes any comments that specially ridicule, demean or humiliate women, black people, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups. Achieve gender equality empowering all women & girls with disabilities. End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres. Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Promote the empowerment of women. Gender equality, also known as sexual equality or equality of the sexes, is the state of equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender, including economic participation and decision-making; and the state of valuing different behaviors, aspirations and needs equally, regardless of gender. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.  Reducing inequalities for persons with mental impairments or psychosocial disabilities.  Achieve and sustain income growth. Empower and promote the social, economic of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. Promote women’s empowerment and ensure that the world is better and fairer for all people. Awareness & Education on household chores and children’s care which is the responsibility of both parents. Find ways to support the promotion of women  in the arts, sciences, sports, and other fields and to promote  increase the hiring of women and other underrepresented groups. Promote equal training for all.

National Director – Children Homes
According to the Department of Probation and Child Care Services, in 2002,  there were 223 children’s institutions at the national level, caring for 11,495 children, which increased to more than 21,000 children in 488 voluntary residential care institutions in Sri Lanka and as of today, the figures are not available, but definitely it would be higher than 21,000 children.  Many children’s homes in Sri Lanka do not even have sufficient basic facilities such as beds, clean water or adequate sanitation facilities and for some, there were no separate storage space for children’s personal belongings. Most of these children living in orphanage homes do not get what they deserve. The kids are often ignored by the authorities, and some orphanages do not have enough money to run the homes or send them to school. Most children living in homes have never known the true meaning of family. Many children are confined in these orphanages with restricted communication with parents and relatives and often with inadequate supervision or living conditions. During festivals children receive gifts and cash donations from well-wishers and foreigners who visit the area, however, the staff members take these belongings and cash from children living in orphanages. Fundamental rights of these children are violated by not giving them when they are hungry, not providing them with suitable clothing, education, speaking rights, parents love and even they are not taken out.  Reasons for Children staying in orphanages are weakness in education, no one to take care, low family income, working parents, parents living overseas, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, court orders, parents’ divorce, disability, sexual abuse, etc. On the other side, in an average, 1 in 6 couples experience pregnancy issues due to extrinsic factors that may affect pregnancy, such as air, water, pollution, food and drink. To overcome, the couples spend lots of money ( in lakhs) to get a child by IVF, Test Tube Baby, etc., and around more than 500 Test Tube Babies and more than 3,500 (correct figures not available – one hospital in Sri Lanka alone had the 1250 IVF baby in 2019). Most of the couples have gone to India spending lot of money to get a Baby. Infertility Treatment Costs in Chennai would be starting from   Rs. 2,230,000/-. Therefore in order to save our foreign currency, save our nation and save our own people, we suggest that parents who does not have a child, or who wants another child to please adopt a child from the orphanages and legally become a foster parent.  If a child is adopted by foster parents, he/she will have the parents love, will be clothed properly, will be sent to Schools and would be looked after and the child will receive parents love. A good generation could be built. Also conduct programs to help reunite children with their families, thus reducing the number of children in orphanages. We work for the Demolition of Children’s Homes & promotion of Child adoption. In addition to the above, the children who had spent more than two years in an orphanage sustained a range of intellectual deficits resulting in poor school performance, including grade retention, the most common problems included conduct disorder, antisocial behavior, poor relationships, and affective disorders. Children in orphanage resident care face many difficulties such as poverty, poor physical health, attachment disorders, inadequate social skills, and mental health difficulties. Added to this is the loss of one or both parents, which is difficult for the children. Deprived of parental care, they can endure physical, psychological, emotional and social harm – with consequences that last a lifetime. These children are also more likely to experience violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

National Director – Youth Development
Prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and achieve his or her full potential. Prepare the children to  go through to acquire the attitudes, competencies, values, and social skills they need to become successful adults. Conduct regular awareness programs on leadership, skills development,  drug awareness, personality development in School and appreciate and award them at the end of the year.

National Director – Youth Group
Children are our assets for a better tomorrow. To get the benefit from them, they have to be brought up properly with good behavior and attitudes. We cannot teach the elders as they are already trained in their way and sometimes it becomes a risk to put them on the correct path. If the children are not brought up properly, they get involved in several types of crime including the sale and use of drugs. The easiest way to tackle these issues is to put the children on the correct track, give them good guidance and make them understand. As such we started this youth group only for students and there will be no any membership fees for this. All students between the ages 5 to 20 years, who sign an oath along with his / her parents and with the permission of the School Principal can join this group. They would be provided with Identity Cards, frequent awareness programs, sports activities, competitions, awards ceremonies would be conducted. They would be given opportunities to speak and express their ideas. Skills development programs too would be conducted. We would have conditions that they cannot move around after School, should go home direct from the School after the classes are over.  They are not allowed to go out from the house after 7.00 pm, and if it is a must that he/she  should go, one of his own parent should go along with him / her. Any type of medicine has to be taken only with the presence of one of the parents or a hospital nurse while in hospital. Use of any drugs whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless given by the parents only and if any medications / drugs are given by others, even with the permission of the parents are strictly prohibited to be consumed.

National Director – Youth Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation of young would be done with the assistance of the government under their Security. We will identify the offence, find out the reasons for the offence, we would specially focus on their special needs and start the rehabilitation. They would be rehabilitated, proper hearing given to their voices, and they would be encouraged in skills development, sports, leadership, etc., and handed over back to the government to release them to the community as a valuable, respected citizen.

SDG  09
National Director – Innovation
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure Assist small-scale industrial and other enterprises to find financial services including credit facilities, assist them to find suitable markets for the goods manufactured / produced by them and also assist them to find technological and technical support. Raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, Support domestic technology development, research and innovation. Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet.

SDG  08
National Director – Economic Growth
Decent Work & Economic Growth Establishing Social Enterprises in every village so that everyone would develop their skills, capacity, earning power and would not be a burden to others. This will benefit the un-employed, housewives, elderly and disabled, etc., to earn a living for them without any financial investment by them. Identify the need of the job seeker and training on a particular vocation that he or she is interested. Encourage and support any innovative ideas and products that would enhance the economic growth and job creation. Encourage and promote the growth of small enterprises. To take steps to improve the economic and social conditions of the community by providing them with necessary assistance without favoritism or discrimination of race or religion. Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services. Promote  full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

National Director – Financial Literacy
Like any other,  during the festive  season,  commercial  banks and credit card companies provide debit/credit card offers to their card holders. These offers were mainly attached to clothing, electronics, hotels, travel,  etc. After a few weeks of the festive season, the card holders  receive the credit card statement with a payment due date.  Many of the Card holders  are stressed over paying the outstanding before the due date,  penal interest cost of which is higher than the discount enjoyed at the time of purchasing. Lower financial literacy among the general public would have an adverse impact directly on credit card management, consumption choices and overall personal financial security. In general, financial literacy means a blend of knowledge, skill, attitude and behavior required to make sound financial decisions and eventually realize individual financial security. It has been used to refer to knowledge of financial products. Entrepreneurship among the youth started growing. However, it is essential for them to have a certain level of financial literacy in addition to their domain expertise. Sri Lanka has been experiencing a lower economic progress over decades due to several reasons. The  lower financial literacy among the general public is another reason for this situation. Due to lack of financial literacy, people did not question the viability of certain economic decisions made by present and former governments. Sri Lankan voters always focused to eradicate corruption and maximize subsidies granted by the Government. The  major destruction to the economy was caused not due to corruption, but due to erroneous economic decisions/policies implemented by politicians over decades. The cost of public finance mismanagement has already caused adverse implications for future generations as well. General public should be aware of basic economic principles and the impact of Monetary and Fiscal policies. Majority anticipates government subsidies, salary increments, and duty waivers from the annual budget speech. Due to lack of financial literacy, voters tend to vote for the election manifesto which caters for those short sighted wish list, without assessing economic policies presented. Sadly, majority of Sri Lankan voters suffer from economic illiteracy. After the election, ruling party attempts to satisfy short term promises at the expense of long term economic development. On that note, there are some similarities between the Voter and the Consumer, who is running behind seasonal credit card offers. Financially illiterate citizens will always get carried away with higher returns and neglect the risk element. Poor financial literacy among citizens is a blessing for most of the politicians ranging from central government to local administration bodies.  Government institutions such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo Stock Exchange, Public/Private Financial institutions and Professional accountancy bodies are carrying out knowledge sharing programs to various segments of the society. Which needs to be admired and they should amplify their efforts to elevate the financial literacy in Sri Lanka. Financial education should be a part of the good governance. It is important that financial education to be visibly distinguished from commercial advice. Improving financial literacy among Sri Lankans will help create a new breed of entrepreneurs and profitable business ventures across Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka needs to improve financial literacy rate to have more businesses and profitable organizations in the future. The Central Bank alone can’t stabilize the economy if people don’t have the financial literacy. Sri Lanka  is focusing more on the revenue side rather than the expenditure side. In Sri Lanka, there is an acute shortage of economists particularly young economists to formulate far-sighted economic policies and reforms. Country needs to focus on automation and innovation to redress issues mainly relating to the manpower rather than relying on importing foreign labor to address the current acute labor shortage in key sectors including construction sector in Sri Lanka. Financial literacy helps individuals become self-sufficient so that they can achieve financial stability. Those who understand the subject should be able to answer several questions about purchases, such as whether an item is required, whether it is affordable, and whether it an asset or a liability. Financial illiteracy affects all ages and all socioeconomic levels. Financial illiteracy causes many people to become victims of predatory lending, subprime mortgages, and fraud and high interest rates, potentially resulting in bad credit, bankruptcy or foreclosure. The lack of financial literacy can lead to owing large amounts of debt and making poor financial decisions. For example, the advantages or disadvantages of fixed and variable interest rates are concepts that are easier to understand and make informed decisions about if you possess financial literacy skills. Based on research data by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 63% of Americans are financially illiterate. They lack the basic skills to reconcile their bank accounts, pay their bills on time, pay off debt and plan for the future. Financial literacy is the transformation agent where it attacks to poverty and uplift human life from depth of debt to financial wellness. Financial wellness is holistic and defined by health, not wealth. Having  more wealth by an individual may not ensure long lasting financial wellness unless he is not well-equipped with financial literacy. Sri Lanka has one of the highest adult print literacy rates in the region. However, it is noteworthy, the gap between print literacy and financial literacy is high. This indicates that there is more scope to promote financially literacy among Sri Lankans.

National Director – Social Enterprises
In Sri Lanka about 943,250 persons including youth, disabled, etc., are un-employed from the total population of 20,961,113. When un-employment is high, the community is short of money. This is where the crime comes in for generating money. If people are united together, healthy, educated and wealthy, there would be no any crime whatsoever on earth. Therefore we have to ensure that the community has funds for spending for their basic needs. The concept of Social Enterprises would be that there will be no any paid staff or workers employed in this organization. Every worker irrespective of their age, sex, religion, education, disability would be a share-holder / partner of this organization and the profits would be shared among them. We would assist them to establish Social Enterprises in every villages with around 50 families for each. It would help to end poverty, end hunger, achieve gender equality, promote economic growth, employment and decent work and promote just, peaceful societies The communities will be encouraged and supported in Home Gardening, Dairy, Agriculture, Restaurants and other Industries. If the Community is occupied and make an income, their life style will be changed, they will not have extra time to get themselves involved in crime. They would be involved in manufacturing handicrafts, home gardening, sewing garments, packing, poultry, dairy, etc. One Family concept (community Group) – Initially God created a family of husband & wife and the generations started growing like a big tree branching out. When the Mother & Child relationship is being kept firm, the entire population in the world become members of one family. This should be put in to the minds of the community and One Family Concept should be made strong and meaningful. The Benefits of Community-Led Development Program to analyze how community-led aid models can most effectively help societies transition from conflict to recovery. Community-led programs that involve community leaders and members in the processes of deciding upon, investing in, implementing, and maintaining projects that meet their most pressing needs. The three main reasons for the positive perceptions of community-led development:
1) allows people to participate and feel ownership,
2) meets urgent needs specific to each community, and
3) builds trusting relationships.
Poverty could be easily eliminated by establishing Social Enterprises in which all the community, old & young, male & female and disabled can show their talents and be partners of this Social Enterprise from which they will get their share of profit according their own performance. There would be no any salaries. An insurance policy too suitable to them would be introduced. According to their  capacity and capability, there would be production staff, supervisory staff, office  staff, marketing staff, etc.  Social Enterprises would be established in each LFRO Division and if needed in  the cities and villages of the Division. It would help to end poverty, end hunger, achieve gender equality, promote economic growth, employment and decent work and promote just, peaceful societies The communities will be encouraged and supported in Home Gardening, Dairy, Agriculture, Restaurants and other Industries. There would be no differential between old & young. Male & female and abled & disabled. Everyone would be given equal opportunity.

SDG  12
National Director – Consumption & Production
Responsible Consumption & ProductionEnsure sustainable consumption and production patterns, sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, reduce food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment Reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature. Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products. Promote Home Gardening and consuming of Healthy foods . Educate the need to reduce our ecological footprint by changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Conduct awareness to change how and what we consume. Assist in storing food items for future requirements

SDG  16
National Director – Peace & Justice 
Peace, Justice & Strong InstitutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, reduce all forms of violence and related deaths . End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. Promotion of Social Enterprises so that the unemployed community in a village will get together and work as a group working together and sharing the profits. This will make peace, justice and the community united as one family. Establishing Time Bank in every village which will not involve any finance, but people will work for others free of charge and that time they have spent would be time saved.  This will make the community united and peaceful. It is all about unity and harmony within our community. Where people care for each other and look out for each other, as if they were part of a great big family. Money has no place and everyone contributes their skills and talents for the benefit of the whole community. All ancient tribes and civilizations around the world share the same philosophy by different names. ONE SMALL TOWN – Can Change The World.

SDG 04
National Director – Higher Education
Promote and assist in quality education & lifelong learning.  Assist and provide technical, vocational and tertiary education for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship. Increase the supply of qualified teachers, and involve in teacher training

National Director – Career Guidance
Career Guidance / Youth Skills. Our mission is to see all the young adults in Sri Lanka in education, employment or training. We provide Career Guidance and follow up with their skills to put them on their correct path to prosperity. We teach the students skills of goal setting, financial management, sexual and emotional health, timekeeping and communication. We also address themes of Resilience, Teamwork, and Leadership. We provide real marketplace experience for our students. This is often the first time our students have been in a real job environment. We have built a network of partnerships for job shadowing opportunities with local businesses and companies. Often these businesses offer our students jobs on graduation.

SDG  10
Human Rights 
Ensure fundamental rights from womb to tomb which covers the entire rights including rights to health, wealth and education. Educate the Community as well as our own Members about Human Rights. Educate them as to how human rights violations could be avoided. Encourage volunteers to become actively involved in fundamental rights and to ensure that fundamental rights are protected. Heighten awareness of the impact of fundamental rights issues on various groups within Sri Lanka. To take steps to improve the economic and social conditions of the community by providing them with necessary assistance without favoritism or discrimination of race or religion. To assist those children who are being harassed by their parents and or spouses who are being  harassed by their husband, with legal advice and to find ways and means to help them  to  live happily and peacefully. To ensure that no person shall be subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment without possibility of release shall be imposed  for offenses committed by persons below eighteen years of age; no child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily . The arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child shall be in conformity with the law and shall be used only as a measure of last resort and for the shortest appropriate period of time; To ensure proper transportation of the community specially of Children and Elders.

National Director – Primary Education
Ensure that all girls and boys complete, equitable and quality primary and secondary education. Ensure early childhood development and universal pre-primary education Assist Students from poor families with Books, Uniforms and if necessary, Scholarship & Internet Data Scholarship for attending Zoom Classes. Assistance would be given to all girls and boys, women and men, to have equal opportunity to enjoy education of  high quality, achieve at equal levels and enjoy equal benefits from education,  irrespective of sex, age, race, colour, ethnicity, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property or birth, as well as persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children and youth, especially those in vulnerable situations or other status, should have access to inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. To ensure  that all youth, adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy. Children with Special Needs would be taken care and all assistance would be provided to bring them back to normal life like all others. Would recognize teachers annually for their valuable service to the community.

National Director – Leadership
Would provide education, awareness on leadership and Self-confidence.

National Director – Print Literacy
Donation of Books to students from low income families, providing Scholarship to children from very poor families, Establishing Libraries  to ensure that every School has a Library.

National Director – Events Management 
Planning and organizing events of the Organization.

National Director – DG’s Visit
Planning , organizing, making all logistic arrangements and to ensure that the visit of the Director General is successful.

SDG  17
National Director – 17 SDGs
Partnership to achieve the 17 SDGs Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building, support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals. Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships. To coordinate, co-operate and work with other NGOs, INGOs, Civil Societies, other volunteer organizations, private business enterprises and the government of Sri Lanka to fulfill the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
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