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National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities


Mrs. M.J. Samarasinghe,
National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities,
9th Floor, Sethsiripaya,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

Telephone: 94-1-877129
Fax: 94-1-877129


The Mission of the National Secretariat for Persons with Disabilities is to ensure promotion I advancement & protection of rights of Persons with Disabilities through guidance, support, co-ordination, implementation & monitoring of the development activities.


1 Implement the law prescribed under Parliamentary Act No 28 of 1996 for Promotion, advancement & protection of rights of Persons with disabilities.

Implementation of Decisions taken by the National Council for Persons with Disabilities with regard to,

(a) Promote welfare
(b) Take effective measures for the prevention & control of principal courses for disablement.
(c) Maintain accurate statistics relating to Persons with Disabilities.
(d) Formulate & promote measures to rehabilitate Persons with Disabilities.
(e) Ensure that requirements of Persons with disabilities are met adequately.
(f) Guide, support & monitor activities of institutions established for the care of Persons with Disabilities.
(g) Introduce policy guidelines and monitor the programmes to make the physical environment accessible to Persons with Disabilities.
(h) Improve public awareness of conditions & needs of Persons with Disabilities.
(i) Assist Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with organisations which provide services, grants, employment avenues etc.
(j) Assist through control & management of financial activities & keeping accounts.


An Appeal from the Autism Awareness Campaign
We urge politicians, the media, public and private sector organisations, the volunntary sector and people in Sri Lanka - please speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves.......