Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Batticaloa has been in operation since July 1971. The Organization is registered with the Ministry of Social Services in Sri lanka. The organization envisions establishing a just society where all people enjoy the creations of the almighty God fully. The primary mission of the Batticaloa YMCA is ensuring all Christian principles are put into practice through efficient programs that build a healthy body, mind, and spirit for all. The institution is operated by both professional and volunteer leaders of Batticaloa. Since the establishment in 1971, the organization has actively engaged in numerous social service activities with the chief goal of boosting peace, good citizenship, and justice within the society, providing guidance and leadership to children, woman, and the youth, promoting and advocating for the rights of marginalized communities, as well as, supporting for establishment of gender balance and enhancing the rights of women in the community. The YMCA has an effective policy of training professional leaders so as to equip them to implement sustainable activities and programs and to safeguard, enhance, and preserve natural resources and nature, to promote sustainable developments in collaboration with individuals of distinct faith and enhance cultural renewals. YMCA is also a popular community-based movement involved in disaster management advocacy, capacity building, social mobilization, and environmental conservation activities such as coastal resource management, making sure there is efficient child care, protection, and development organization in the community.
YMCA was Registed with the Registration of voluntary social Services/ Non Governmental Organization under voluntary Social Services Organizations (Registration & Supervision) Act No. of 1980 as amended by Act, no 8 of 1998
LMPA is the pioneer in microfinance networking among microfinance practitioners in Sri Lanka, and was initiated on the 31st of March 2006. The Lanka Microfinance Practitioners’ Association is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the Companies Act No. 7 of 2007.