President's Message

Mr. K.A.P. Kaluarachchi

The YMBA Maharagama is a well-established social service organization in Sri Lanka. It has been established by an Act of Parliament in 1998 (Act No 19 of 1998) This is also an approved charity under the section 31 (7) A of the Island Revenue Act No 38 of 2000, as published by the Gazette Notification No 1299 of 25th June 2003 by the Ministry of Finance. Our Association is registered under voluntary social service organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act No 31 of 1980 as a voluntary social service organization.

YMBA Maharagama has been honored by government institutions and various other organizations on many occasions for our social service activities. In fact, we were awarded the title of “Best Social Service Organization” in the Western Province by the Department of Social Services in 2017.

We are extremely proud that our social, educational, cultural, and religious projects are implemented for the benefit of needy people in our country. Our main project is to provide relief to cancer patients by offering free accommodation and meals to outdoor patients who are coming to Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama (Cancer Hospital) from distant places. We also provide free pharmaceutical assistance to cancer patients who have financial difficulties.

Another major project we organize is scholarship programs for poor children selected from schools around Maharagama Educational Division. We also organize blood donation camps, medical camps, and many other social service projects for the benefit of needy people in our society, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity, and social differences.

All the above activities are funded by donations from well-wishers and philanthropists both locally and internationally. Our members have also organized fund-raising projects that have helped us to continue and improve our services. We do not receive any financial assistance from the government, our past and present members’ utmost dedication, devotion, and determination, together with our well-wishers and donors, have enabled us to improve our social services day by day. Our concepts aim to promote, develop, and encourage unity, cooperation, social, physical, moral, ethical, and cultural relationships in our society. Many philanthropists have rallied around us to share our humanitarian endeavor.

We kindly request you to join hands with us to strengthen this institution.

K.A.P Kaluarachchi

Hon. President