Registration procedure relaxed for grassroots NGOs
A new circular has effectively relaxed the procedure for the registration of nongovernmental organizations operating at the grassroots level.

The National Secretariat for NGOs has issued circular no: 06 as per the Voluntary Social Service Organizations (Registration and Supervision) Act, No. 31 of 1980.

A previous circular, no. 04 of 20 November 2020, makes the process time-consuming and costly for most funeral aid and social services societies.

The new one, issued by the Secretariat’s director general Sanjeewa Wimalagunaratne, makes their registration efficient and cheaper.


1. Registration of NGOs
2. Facilitation Services to NGOs
3. Signing of MOUU with NGOs
4. Monitoring of NGO Activities and Providing information including Co- ordination between; the Government institutions, with other NGOs and the needy people
5. Legal actions against misconduct behaviors of NGOs