Founded in June 2001, the Disability Organization Joint Front (DOJF) is the first and only umbrella body for disability organizations in Sri Lanka. DOJF aims to enable disability organizations to work jointly as a pressure group to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, ensuring them a free and independent life. There are at present 18 member organizations from various parts of the country. These organizations represent people with physical, intellectual, visual and hearing disabilities.
URL : www.dojf.org
The Central Council of Disabled Persons (CCODP)
Central Council of Disabled Persons – The Central Council of Disabled Persons (CCODP) was founded in 1981 and currently services over 20,000 disabled and underprivileged people throughout Sri Lanka.
URL : www.ccodp.org
Sri Lanka Council for the Blind
The beginning of this service provider organization goes as far back as to 1956 when it was called the National Council for the Welfare of the Deaf and the Blind. The beginning of this service provider organization goes as far back as to 1956 when it was called the National Council for the Welfare of the Deaf and the Blind.
URL : www.srilankablindcouncil.org/index.html
Organization for Rehabilitation of the Handicapped-Vavuniya District
Considering the history of the district, Vavuniya is one of the affected districts, suffered much in the civil war in Sri Lanka. As a result, the number of persons with disabilities proportionately, increased. Furthermore, until 1999, there was neither rehabilitation nor registered non – governmental organizations existed to help the disabled and handicapped community.
URL : http://orhanlk.org/
New! National Council for Mental Health -Sahanaya-
The National Council for Mental Health is a community mental health resource centre for rehabilitation, education and training in mental health care.Established in 1982, it was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1986.
It is registered with the Department of Social Services as a Non Governmental Organization and approved as a charity by the Ministry of Finance for tax purposes. It maintains Borella Resource Centre and Gorakana Residential Facility.
URL : http://www.sahanaya.org/