Since 1971, the founder of this organization has been involved in volunteer community services to help the needy poor and to build a happy community. Understanding that one cannot do everything alone, he joined several international volunteer organizations in higher positions. Each of them had their own limitations & agenda. As the other volunteer organizations concentrated on a particular subject, with varied experiences from 1971 till 2017, felt that he should establish our own local volunteer organization covering all the rights of all the individuals, and to concentrate entirely on the community of Sri Lanka, Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization was founded.
On 8th August 2017, we incorporated Lanka Human Rights for Children & Elders as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act No : 7 of 2007, pursuant to Section 5 read with Sec. 34 and Incorporation No : GA 3379. Although this Company was legally incorporated, our organization being a voluntary organization, it is compulsory that we should get the registration with the NGO Secretariat to be considered as a legally registered NGO.
Also, we noticed that the name does not represent our entire vision, we cancelled the incorporation, and directly applied for registration to the NGO Secretariat with a new, suitable name of Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization. The NGO Secretariat approved Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization and the necessary documents were handed over for the registration to the NGO Secretariat.
On 3rd May 2018, Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization was registered under registration No: L 167008 with the NGO Secretariat under Voluntary Social Service Organization under Act No: 31 of 1980 as amended by Act No: 08 of 1998.
Since registration, while we were organizing the Districts and the Divisions, with new members joining and the Corona epidemic, we had to move forward slowly. Now, in 2021, the situation was slowly being normalized with restrictions, we started our operations strictly following the Health Authorities instructions.
Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization strives to ensure that all people can enjoy freedom, equality, and justice. Our Members are the advocates who hold governments and bureaucrats accountable to the people they serve. They are the activists who expose corporations which fail to operate responsibly and sustainably. They are the dedicated individuals and groups who work so that all people, even the most marginalized and disadvantaged are able to access adequate housing and health care, fair and just conditions of work, and a healthy environment. They work to ensure the fundamental rights of each and every one.
We promote and ensure fundamental rights from “Womb to Tomb.”
Voluntary Social Service Organization registered with the National Secretariat for NGOs under Act No : 31 of 1980 as amended by Act No : 08 of 1998.
We are members of several UN affiliated Human Rights organizations.
Registration No : L 167008
"To achieve the goal of ensuring that everyone enjoys life equally, peacefully, and happily as members of one family"
"To organize humanitarian service projects, awareness programs and assist for the implementation and to make the citizens of Sri Lanka as Educated community, Healthy Community, Wealthy community and make our country a better place to live"
Encourage volunteers to become actively involved in Human rights specially of Children and Elders and to ensure that Human Rights for Children & Elders are protected.
Take action by informing the Human Rights Commissions, Sri Lanka Police and other Government Authorities about the violations of Human Rights of Children and Elders and to ensure that proper actions are taken.
Heighten awareness of the impact of human rights issues on various groups within Sri Lanka.
To take steps to improve the economic and social conditions of the children by providing them with necessary assistance without favoritism or discrimination of race or religion.
To assist those children who cannot attend school due to difficulties and to ensure that everyone has the rights to study at least up to year 10.
To assist those children who are being harassed by their parents and or spouses who are being harassed by their husbands, with advice and to find ways and means to help them to live happily and peacefully.
To promote health education, conduct medical camps, educate the community on prevention methods and as to how to live a healthy life.
To assist in environment protection by way of assisting and or advising communities to plant trees by the road sides, near their houses and to keep the surrounding clean and tidy.
To assist and educate the communities on the preservation of ground drinking water and to provide assistance for the supply of drinking water.
To ensure that no child 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 offences 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 Children and Elders.
To associate with other groups whose purposes are consistent with the associations primary objects.
LAW & REGULATIONS
Voluntary Social Service Organization registered with the National Secretariat for NGOs under Act No : 31
of 1980 as amended by Act No : 08 of 1998. Reg No : L 167008