Maha Sangam is the organ which provided leadership to implement the Samurdhi programme at divisional level more productively and efficiently and also to community organization structure formed at the divisional level.
VISION :To create an organized , creative and industrious community to combat the challenging issue of poverty.
MISSION : To provide organizational strength to the national exercise of poverty elimination by providing leadership to the divisional structures including small groups, rural societies and Samurdhi Banks, by making such structures meaningful and viable , by coordinating them both internally and externally and by getting the low income communities participated in the development process.
Samurdhi General Society is the pilot organization of the community organization network including small group village societies established throughout the island at one such society in each Divisional Secretary’s division Approximately 1.5 million families have rallied round these samurdhi general societies. Its organization is as follows
Small groups of Five Families.
This is a group of five low income families who mutually help each other with a team spirit. The village society is the society which is formed by bringing small groups of the division together for the purpose carrying out development work in the village.
Board of Management of the Samurdhi Bank.
This is established at he zonal level and consists of presidents of the village societies.
Samurdhi General Society (Maha Sangama)
This is the most vital level of the community organization which provides leadership to Samurdhi Bank Societies. There are members ranging from 2000 to 6000 and are managed by an executive committee. Activities relating to intellectual, economi and physical development needed for the community have been entrusted to this organization.
The topmost institution which organizes and empowers the low income recipients is the Divisional General Society and such general societies are led by the general societies division of the Samurdhi Authority.
Further, activities relating to the development of training centres are also entrusted to this division.
Address of the Maha Sangama :- Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka, 4th Floor, Sethsirpaya, Battaramulla.
For Residential Training Programme,
Nillambo Samurdhi Training and Rural Development Centre,
Guidance of Community Organization network and statutes,
The lottery is administered in the following three ways.
Progress Controlling Process
A methodology of reviewing the progress at each level from the grassroot level to the national level has been formulated.
Samurdhi Housing Lottery Programme
This is a programme which provides an opportunity to a samurdhi recipient to claim a permanent house under a lottery draw conducted among the samurdhi recipient families under the theme “a house for every samurdhi recipient family
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