Welcome to Shramabhimani Kendraya - Dignity Of labour

We are Shramabhiani Kendraya (Dignity Of Labour), a people centred NGO using a rights based approach to empower poor communities and reduce poverty. We work across the garment factories and other work places in Sri Lanka . We are gradually expanding our activities to other parts of the country.

Our work is focused on human rights, land rights and agrarian reform, sustainable water management, environment,occupational health, sustainable agriculture and food security.



We are accountable to the people and partners we humbly serve, transparently sharing our results, stories and lessons.


We know that by embracing differences,actively including a variety of voices,and joining together can solve the problems.


We challenge ourselves to the highest level of learning and performance, tapping the best of the human spirit to create impact.


We believe in the equal value of  human being and the importance of respecting and honoring each individual;we know that change happens through people

Shramabhimani for all


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Just outside Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport, where more than 2 million tourists start their vacations each year, a different reality unfolds in the Katunayake export processing zone (EPZ). There, thousands of garment workers take their places in factories guarded by electrified fencing to begin long days for little pay, forced to endure grueling production […]

Why the Port City is bad for the country

In 2010, it appears a few senior professionals in their individual capacities had done an Initial Technical Pre-Feasibility Study, focusing on a small-scale development of 200 acres (80 hectares), as had been initially planned. Their report was not comprehensive and considered as a ‘concept note’. In October 2012, the Chinese Developer had submitted a project […]

Bangladesh garment workers strike

At least 1,500 workers have been sacked from Bangladesh garment factories after protests forced a week-long shutdown at dozens of sites supplying top European and American brands. Tens of thousands of workers walked out of factories this month in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia which make clothes for top western brands such as Gap, Zara and H&M, […]

Tea estate workers continue strike for 1000 rupees per day

The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding that plantation companies increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1,000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector. Other trade unions yesterday also decided to offer their support to the trade union action launched by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) in the estate […]