• Creating a Youth Friendly Sri Lanka.
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  • Creating a Youth Friendly Sri Lanka.
    #SathiraLK Creating a Youth Friendly Sri Lanka.

Sathira Sarachchandra

A Young Sri Lankan Entrepreneur & Activist

About Sathira Sarachchandra

Sathira Sarachchandra is a proud product of Royal College, Colombo 7. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, a Member of the Youth Parliament, a Board Director of National Youth Services Council (NYSC) and National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) of Sri Lanka with a demonstrated history of working in Youth Policy Development, Business, Banking, Strategic Planning, Community Service, Politics, International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs.

Projects & Campaigns

Projects & Campaigns

Mainly addressing Sustainable Development, Youth and Social issues.

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International Relations

International Relations

Examining the society ignoring borders.

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Community Services

Community Services

A Helping Hand for the People-in-Need.

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Experience gained throughout the years

National Youth Services Council Sathira

Board Director – National Youth Services Council

The Youth Services Council was established under the VolunteerNational Youth Services Act No. 11 of the year 1967 and was revised by Act No. 52 of 1968. Over the years, activities of the Youth Council were expanded beyond volunteerism and subsequently, the scope was revised again under the youth Services Council Act No.69 of 1979 giving the status of a fully pledged youth development organization.

Existence of a multi-talented, discipline and dynamic youth population in a country is always considered a treasure which helps the development of the particular country. As such, every country gives special recognition for the country’s youth. Sri Lanka too places the utmost importance on the country’s youth to achieve her ambitious development targets in social and economic spheres.

Hence, Youth of Sri Lanka are also having an undertaking for economic and social upliftment of the country. It is important to inculcate self-reliance in youths and directing them towards winning over those goals. TheNational Youth Services Council in Sri Lanka has been established with the aim of guiding the Sri Lankan youth in the proper direction to enable them to empower themselves to the fullest potential while contributing to the nation’s prosperity.

National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority Sathira

Board Director – National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA)

In 1971, National Apprentice Board (NAB) was established to co-ordinate and regulate enterprise based apprenticeships. In 1990 the National Apprentice & Industrial Training Authority was established with a wider mandate as the successor to NAB, under the TVE Act. No. 20 of 1990.

National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) specializes at Providing vocational and Technical Training for youth, to acquire employable skills through well formulated skills programs with highest professional Standards to meet the skilled manpower requirement in the industry.

Parliament Sathira
Parliament Sathira

Member of Parliament – Third National Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Youth Parliament was initially established in 2010 commemorating the International Year for Youth, although its concept was surfaced around the latter part of 1990 with the commencement of the “Yovun Puraya” program.

Guiding a new era of tolerant coexistence to the main political stage of the country, the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament, as a youth led, youth run initiative which targets to mobilize and create a new common network or a platform that is comprised of all kinds of the young people of the country to raise their voices in respect of the issues that affect youth and their communities. Specially the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament as the freaking zenith of the active young political participation in Sri Lanka, enhances the young participation including women, disabled and ethnically differentiated communities in decision making process. Moreover it is an immense pleasure to recognize that the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament have already become an instance of a political training school in such a context where it has gifted a plenty of young politicians to the local and the provincial levels of Sri Lankan Politics.

Being an icon of a democratic process, the majority out of all the members of the Youth Parliament are being elected through an election process that is constituted to be voted for by the members of the youth clubs while the candidates also should mandatorily represent the youth clubs of their respective districts. Hence the election of the third Sri Lanka Youth Parliament was monitored by the CaFFE emphasizing its accountability by achieving another new dimension of its democratic nature.

Turning a new chapter of the history of the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament , the third Sri Lanka Youth Parliament is comprised of 225 members being similar to the exact amount of the parliamentarians of the national parliament.

Sathira Sarachchandra Leo Award

Charter President – LEO Club of Colombo Mid City.

Chartered the LEO Club of Colombo Mid City under the LEO District 306 C2 and served as the Club President for the year 2017/2018 before moving onto a Zonal Director position of the Leo DIstrict. Sathira received the special award of appreciation in recognition of leadership, dedication and commitment towards the improvement of lives of the people in Sri Lanka by the International Association of Lions Clubs District 306 C2 on 22.07.2017.

Leo Clubs are a youth organization of Lions Clubs International. The word “LEO” stands for Leadership, Experience, Opportunity. LEO clubs claim to encourage youths to develop leadership qualities by participating in social service activities. They conduct various projects in the fields of health care, elders, children, disabled people, literacy and education, and self-development.

Sathira Solar Royal College

Founder – Sustainable Sri Lanka

Sustainable Sri Lanka is a non-profit organization founded by Sathira Sarachchandra with the vision of educating and promoting the importance of sustainable development through sustainable development goals (SDGs) to build the world we want by 2030.

Notable Projects

  • 32 kw solar power system worth 5 million rupees, was inaugurated at Royal College as a step towards setting an example – Largest Solar Power System Donation in Sri Lanka.
  • 3 more similar projects were carried out in 3 more schools.

Founder – Nearby.lk (2012)

Nearby.lk lets users search for businesses and places in Sri Lanka based on the location. The search can consist of one or more keywords, name of the place or part of the description. Features such as spelling corrections and suggestions which are not found in most other products are also present. Nearby.lk is the first mobile supported business and location directory in Sri Lanka.

Awards & Achievements

The Journey

Milestones down the road.

Easter Sunday Victims

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of extremist terrorist suicide bombings. Strongly condemns the attacks against civilians carried out in places of worship and city hotels and expresses heartfelt condolences to the families and victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

Interest Areas

Areas that are passionate about and actively involved in.

Sustainable Development

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Youth Affairs & Education

To support and promote education and developmental opportunities for young people of Sri Lanka

Economics & Business

Focusing on the economic issues and problems related to business organizations, management, and strategy.

Social Issues & Community Services

Focusing on root causes of Social Issues and trying to help people in need.

International Relations

International Relations is the study of interconnectedness of politics, economics and law on a global level.

Politics, Law & Order

Making sure Good Governance is maintained and all people & institutions are subject to and accountable to law.


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