Microfinance Act No, 2016/06, for regulating of Micro Finance Institutions in Sri Lanka was passed in May 2016.
In this context, the National Secretariat for NGOs has been vested the authority of registering, monitoring & evaluating all NGOs, Voluntary Social Service Organizations and Community Based Organizations carrying out Micro Finance activities at the national, district and provincial levels in Sri Lanka.
Under the abovementioned act, all NGOs and Voluntary Social Service Organizations (including all NGOs and other organizations already registered under VSSO Act) conducting microfinance business are required to be registered with National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations in Sri Lanka, on or before 15th January 2018. Engaging Micro Finance activities after 15. 01. 2018 without this registration will be treated as illegal.
All NGOs conducting microfinance business are hereby informed to get their registration immediately and applications with supporting documents should be submitted to National Secretariat for NGOs in Sri Lanka on or before 30th July 2017.
Applications and the relevant details can be obtained from the official website of the National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations (www.ngosecretariat.gov.lk) and the Secretariat’s head office (address given below).
Director General / Registrar
National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations
3rd’ Floor (Stage 1)
Tel: 0112-864483, 077 3786788, 0112-877376