Alliance Lanka is governed by a voluntary Board of Management comprising of the following members:


# Dr Ms. Nalini Witahna, (Chairperson)
Pathologist retired from position with WHO, India

# Prof. Tilak Hettiarachchy
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo

# Prof. Lalini Rajapaksa
Retired from Department of community medicine, University of Colombo

# Ms Sumana Jaysuriya
Former Librarian, University of Colombo


Advisors to Alliance Lanka programmes


# Mr. Kumar Nadesan
Lawyer, Managing Director Express Newspapers Ltd

# Dr. Harishchandra Yakandawala

Community Physician and Communication Consultant

# Dr. Mrs. Shanthi Gunawardena
Community Physician and Deputy Director, NCD Unit, Ministry of Health


Executive Director & Board Secretary:

# Mrs. Swarna Kodagoda

Company Secretary:
# Ms. Anuradha Guruge,
Colombo Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd



Alliance Lanka was established in 1995, mainly with the objective of reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS in Sri Lanka through capacity building of local communities. To achieve this objective, Alliance Lanka provided technical and financial assistance to selected local communities every year. Up to year 2000 Alliance Lanka has supported 193 projects of 98 NGOs and Community Based Organisations (CBOS) to implement reproductive health and HIV prevention programmes in 16 districts covering 8 provinces of Sri Lanka. Of these, 8 organisations based in Batticaloa and Ampara (Eastern Province) were included from the year 1999.

Evolution of organization to present status :

Over the years, Alliance Lanka has been able to develop the organisational, financial and management capacity of these NGOs/CBOs to work independently. Through this process Alliance Lanka was able to improve their capability to conduct participatory needs assessments with the target populations, and develop project proposals for funding as a measure to continue the activities of the NGOs/CBOs. Selected members from these organisations based island-wide were trained gradually on reproductive health, and HIV prevention using participatory and action learning techniques.

Considering the strong link of HIV and AIDS to development, as it is directly related to poverty, general health, sanitation conditions of people and its relevance to women, Alliance Lanka diversified its activities, into other health programmes, gender based initiatives, and safe drinking water supply/sanitation projects, commencing from year 2000. In all these activities importance was given to maternal and child nutrition, family health, environment protection, positive attitude building among target populations and improved economic status of families. With the expertise available among the staff of the organisation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise development training, management training, and training in Cleaner production were also focused.

From the year 2014, considering the situation of health, economic status, poverty and development needs of the country, Alliance Lanka commenced working on healthy life style programmes to work with vulnerable communities. Hence current projects include Non Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention and COVID 19 prevention programmes. Consultancy work on Entepreneurship development and SME development have also been added to fill a gap in the development arena.

Alliance Lanka has also streamlined its operations by setting up clear policies and plans for overall operations of the organisation while maintaining transparency and accountability in all functions and activities.

Ernst & Young, a reputed audit firm in Sri Lanka, function as current auditors of Alliance Lanka.