About Us

Background of the

SEVANATHA was established in the year of 1989 as a local NGO in Colombo Sri Lanka. It was founded by a group of grassroots human settlement activists, lead by Mr. K. A. Jayaratne, Urban Planner, to assist urban poor communicates to improve their shelter and livelihoods

Our Latest Projects

3R Action Plan for Zero Plastic Waste in Moratuwa Municipal Council Area

Ongoing project

SEVANATHA Urban Resource Centre has recently commenced the implementation of a new Waste Management project, which will contribute to systematically manage Plastic Waste in Moratuwa Municipal Council area

Toward Trajectories of Inclusion: Making Infrastructure Work for the Most Marginalized (IUI) 2020/23

Ongoing project

The project "Toward Trajectories of Inclusion: Making Infrastructure Work for the Most Marginalized (IUI)" explores accessing basic services in low-income neighborhoods. Funded by UK Research and Innovation through the Global Challenges Research Fund, it's a collaborative effort with nine organizations in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Somaliland, and Sri Lanka, led by the University of Sussex and IDS in the UK. In Sri Lanka, the CMRD and the SEVANATHA Urban Resource Centre are involved with research activities conducted across six sites, Sammanthranapura, Lunupokuna, Navagampura and Salamulla flat in Colombo; Mahaiyawa in Kandy; and Sarnia Estate in Badulla.

The Colombo Settlements Survey-2023

Ongoing project

The Colombo Settlements Survey - 2023 (CSS) is a city-wide initiative to update the 2012 Underserved Settlements (USS) Profile in Colombo. Conducted by SEVANATHA with the contribution of the Colombo Municipal Council and funded by the Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) in Switzerland, and coordinated by the Center for a Smart Future Pvt. (Colombo Urban Lab), CSS aims to gain current insights into underserved settlements, fostering inclusive urban development. Through transparent and data-driven methods, CSS aims to address the challenges and prioritize the needs of underserved communities, striving for a more equitable city.

HeadingSEVANATHA Engaged in Implementation of PET Plastic Collection and Recycling Project in Identified Prominent Temples & Other Strategic Locations of Sri Lanka (2020-2021)

Ongoing project

DescriptPET Plastic Collection & Recycling Project implemented jointly by Coca Cola Beverages Sri Lanka (CCBSL), Eco Spindles (Pvt) Ltd and SEVANATHA Urban Resource Center since August 2020, is a project funded by the Coca Cola Foundation ion

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