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Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement Founder A.T. Ariyaratne passes away

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Colombo, April 16 - Dr. Ahangamage Tudor Ariyaratne, the founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement passed away at the age of 92. 

His demise marks the end of an era for the socio-spiritual movement he pioneered, which has profoundly impacted communities across Sri Lanka and beyond.

Born on November 5, 1931, Dr. Ariyaratne embarked on his transformative journey as a high school teacher at Nalanda College. It was in 1958 that he organized the inaugural shramadana work camp, laying the foundation for what would become the largest non-governmental organization in Sri Lanka. 

Through his tireless efforts, he mobilized individuals and communities to participate in selfless service for the betterment of society.


  Comments - 8

  • Helanka Tuesday, 16 April 2024 10:38 PM

    Rest in Peace Dr. Ariyaratne. Thank you for the immeasurable service and guidance you have given with Sarvodaya network. I don't know you, but I know your good deeds.

    Ranya Mhipala Tuesday, 16 April 2024 10:45 PM

    A true gentleman and a patriotic man of Sri Lanka. I met him exactly forty years ago at his home and extended an invitation on behalf of an organization dedicated to end hunger in the world. He was well known among those Americans engaged in the projects designed to eradicate hunger in the third world countries. May he attain NIBBANA.

    Shehan Tuesday, 16 April 2024 11:33 PM

    May he attain the highest blessing..

    Ram Wednesday, 17 April 2024 01:49 AM

    He was a great servant of the public. Deepest sympathies to family and friends.

    UG Wednesday, 17 April 2024 03:09 AM

    My tribute to a great human being!

    Steve Wednesday, 17 April 2024 08:27 AM

    A great loss to the nation. A wonderful human being. May his soul Rest In Peace.

    navratne willamune Wednesday, 17 April 2024 09:27 AM

    Grate man ,his work recognised by humanitarian agencies in the world.RIP

    Sister Barbara Wednesday, 17 April 2024 10:34 AM

    He was a great human being who was ready to bring peace and reconciliation.


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