The primary objective of the Department of Social Services is to make marginalized and disadvantaged communities active stakeholders of national development by addressing the problems faced by them while enabling them to be self-reliant. In order to attain this objective, the Department formulates policies and implements research and development programmes from the national to grass-root levels. Included in a host of activities targeting the disabled community conducted by the Department of Social Services are the provision of vocational training, social integration and minimizing social problems encountered by such communities and the Department has also launched a programme for the residential rehabilitation of persons addicted to drugs.
Department of Social Services
Sethsiripaya Stage II,
0112187050 / 0112186275
The Suwasariya ambulance service was first launched in July 2016 in the Southern and Western Provinces and later in the other provinces. The service now covers the entire country, with a fleet of 297 ambulances. The management of operations was assigned to the Suwasariya Foundation in 2018 by an Act of Parliament. The service has been fully utilised during the COVID - 19 pandemic and the service has been appreciated well for its quick response time, efficiency of operations, and employment and training involving local people.
Creation of an advanced platform for better communication
Improving working conditions for the staff
Improving the fleet management operations
Strengthening the training programmes
1990 Suwasariya Foundation
Social protection is both a human right and sound economic policy. Social protection powerfully contributes to reducing poverty, exclusion, and inequality, while enhancing political stability and social cohesion. Social protection also contributes to economic growth
by supporting household incomes and thus domestic consumption; this is particularly
important during this time of slow recovery and depressed global demand. Further, social protection enhances human capital and productivity, so it has become a critical policy tool for transformative national development.
National Secretariat for Elders
2ndFloor, Block D