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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  ( and the Secretariat’s head office (address given below).



Director General / Registrar

National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations

3rd’ Floor (Stage 1)

Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.

Tel: 0112-864483, 077 3786788, 0112-877376

Fax: 0112-884612



Registration Criteria - Rule No. 01 of 2017

Application for Registration under Microfinance Act, No. 06 of 2016


09th Jan 2017


Head of the Organization

Collection of Information

As you are aware that the NGO Secretariat has changed its working modality to facilitate the NGOs in Sri Lanka.


In the view of strengthening and easing the process of monitoring, online information submission system will be introduced soon with revamping of official website of the Secretariat.


Until such time, Please make arrangements to submit the following details of your organization, to the NGO Secretariat in the formats attached, on or before 15th February 2017.


You are also requested to e-mail soft copies of the same to / . You can download the following formats from our Website:


01.    Action Plan, (Action Plan signed by the District Secretary) for 2017

02.    Audited Financial Reports & Annual Report 2015/2016

03.    Fund Flow Statement (01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016)

04.    Assets Details up to 31.12.2016.

05.    Staff Details (Local/Foreign)

06.   Updated Details of the organization

07.   Annual Results Report 2015/2016

08.   Programme Evaluation Report (if available)


From 2017 NGO Secretariat requires only first and the second haft yearly report and format will be published soon.


Please note that any organization failing   to submit above information will be categorized in the list of inactive organizations.



Ranjith Wimalasooriya                                                   Sgd by :   Shakya Nanayakkara

Director                                                                                     Director General/Registrar


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05th May 2016

Revamping the Official website of the NGO Secretariat


The NGO secretariat has decided to revamp the official website with the latest software’s facilities for providing user friendly environment.


These days we are collecting information about correspondence between NGO Secretariat and NGO’s registered with its. All stakeholders are invited to make suggestions for the better improvement of the website.


You can send us/ feed us your suggestions, opinions and other relevant ideas to,

Tel : 0094-11-2877376 / 0094-11-2888424

Fax: 0094-11-2884612

Email :,


04th May 2016

Appointment of new DG and Director/Registrar

The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Shakya Nanayakkara as the Director General of the NGO Secretariat and Mr. Ranjith Wimalasooriya as the Director / Registrar of the Secretariat

Their Contacts are as follows

Mr. Shakya Nanayakkara – Director General – Tel : 0094-112-864483, 0094-773786788

Mr. Ranjith Wimalasooriya – Director / Registrar – Tel : 0094-112-888424

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