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Promotion of Co-operative Societies/Unions

Our role is to provide assistance and guidance and co-ordination in order to uplift Co-operative Movement that is considered as the Third Force of National Development utilizing modern technology and new methods. 

Our Scope

  • Playing the role of the government co-coordinator on behalf of co-operative societies/unions
  • Strengthening co-operative societies/ unions and involvement for good governance
  • Giving assistance to work following Co-operative policies and values
  • Coordination with outside people/ bodies 
  • Giving assistance to development activities of  societies/ unions

To achieve objectives:

The promotion division of societies/ unions is implemented for the continuous existence of the Co-operative Movement.   
Give assistance to introduce strategies required to achieve the objectives of societies/ unions and direct the officers of the department to carry on societies in terms of the Co-operative Societies Act

Measures taken meet them:

  • Taking action to organize and register co-operative societies/unions
  • Giving recommendations for the By-laws of societies/unions and make amendments
  • Join and separate co-operative societies /unions
  • Giving assistance for the functioning of societies /unions as a friend and a guide
  • Providing guidance for the needs such as business, Management systems and social relations while advising the management societies.
  • Giving assistance to safeguard rights for the members and public.
  • Providing necessary guidance to carry out societies in terms of co-operative law and internal rules and regulations. 
  • Empowerment to update the accounts of societies /unions.
  • Organize and conduct related tasks of co-operative education, training and propagation.
  • Co-ordination of provincial and other institutions.
  • Cancellation of the registration.

Registration of Co-operative Societies /Unions

Privileges

  • Receipt of legal authority for the co-operative society /union 
  • Getting the opportunity to enjoy the rights and privileges as a co-operative society/union
  • Having the Organizational Capacity.

Organizing co-operative societies/unions

A co-operative society should be organized before its registration. The society/ union such established should give evidence that it has been functioned in a productive and efficient way in order to be registered by registrar of co-operative societies as a proposed society/ union.
For Primary Societies

Become eligible to apply for registration after fulfilling basic qualifications to commence a co-operative society by directly getting together of a group of people (minimum 10 persons) to achieve their objectives.


Minimum number of 10 members should put their signature in the application.

For Secondary Societies
Primary Societies (minimum of three) established on the needs of the members could join together as a secondary society in order to achieve their objectives with the view of establishing a Co-operative Society. Should  apply for registration as per the specimen introduced by Department of Co-operative Development.  

Requirements to register under the said Societies

  • 02 copies of the proposed by-law prepared and adopted by co-operative society/union.
  • Should have the certificate of the Board of Directors of the Society admitting the suggested by-law, act and rules.
  • Copies of the minutes of general meetings regularly held with the participation quantum (It should be mentioned in the minutes of the general meeting that the temporary board of directors is a board of officers appointed to establish the society and admit the by-law prepared by themselves)
  • Report of the board of officers issued on behalf of the members certifying the ability of maintaining the society (an introduction of the total membership, nature of capital assets , ,employments, lands/buildings/crops in the administrative area )
  • Progress report of the society /union from the beginning to the stage of membership registration.
  • Bio Data of board of directors (name, age, address, employment, educational qualifications)
  • Name list of the participants of the general meetings
  • Contact details of the society /union (Telephone numbers, address etc.)
  • Certificate of  financial trusteeship
  • Recommendation of the Co-operative Development Officer along with the certificate of the economic eligibility for the capacity of the society/union

Membership
Membership cold be obtained in terms of the provisions of the by-law.
Obtaining Membership

  • A person is able to obtain the membership in terms of the by-law of the society.
  • In case giving membership is refused by the society can present an appeal to the registrar and his decision shall be the final decision.

Services provided by the department after registration

  • Advising and supervising by co-operative development officers
  • Provide basic financial management advice required for good governance, development management, personal
  • management and legal affairs.
  • Annual auditing.
  • Solving disputes and investigations.
  • Giving guidance, recommendations and advice for the projects designed to achieve objectives.

 By-law of a co-operative society

The by-law is the internal law of a co-operative society. The by-law gets legal authority after registering by the Registrar of Co-operative Societies subsequent to giving approval by the general meeting the society.
Committee Orders

Committee orders could be enacted consistent to the Co-operative Act, regulation and by-laws in order to carry on the tasks of the society.
Amending by-laws

  • Removal of a registered by-law, making alterations and   designing new laws are considered as an amendment of by-law.
  • Amendment should be made in terms of the regulation No.33 of regulations and it is not valid until the registration of the amendment.

The following   documents should be certified and submitted at an amendment of a By-law

  • Copy of notice calling for the general meeting.
  • Agenda of the general meeting.  
  • Minutes of the general meeting which adopted the amendment of the by-law.
  • Attendance Register of the general meeting.
  • Declaration of the Chairman and Secretary of the society certifying that amendment of the by-law is legally made. (in terms of regulation No.33 )
  • Two copies of proposed amendments for by-laws
  • Registered by-law of the society
  • Recommendation of the Co-operative Development Officer.

 

Name of Co-operative Society

Contact Details

Sri Lanka Public Health Inspectors’ Thrift and Credit, and Welfare Co-operative Society Ltd.
Address No. 09, Kandawala Road, Ratmalana
Tel +94 11 2635675
Fax +94 11 2635675
Registrar General  Department's Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd.
Address No. 243/A/3, Kobbekaduwa Mawatha, Battaramulla
Tel +94 11 2868117
Fax +94 11 2868117
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Government Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 19, Sonders Place, Colombo 12
Tel +94 11 2327640
Fax +94 11 2327640
Health Department’s  Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd
Address No. 37/36, Temple Road, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 2662870/+94 11 2685016
Fax +94 11 2678163
Prison Department ‘s Provident Fund Co-operative Society Ltd.
Address Prison Headquarters, Baseline Road, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 4677139
Postal & Telecom Employees' Co-operative Bank Society Ltd
Address P.O.Box. 569, Lotus Road, Colombo 01
Tel +94 11 2430470/+94 11 2380701/3
Fax +94 11 2473755
Education Service Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 294, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 2370068
Fax +94 11 2575605
Public Medical Service Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address National Hospital Sri lanka, Colombo
Tel +94 11 2665607
Inland Revenue Department's Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address P.O.Box. 55, Department of Inland Revenue, Colombo 02
Tel +94 11 2134491
Railway Station Masters’ and Clerks’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Railway Headquarters, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 2390860
Fax +94 11 2390860
Railways  & Work  Department Employees’ Thrift and Credit C-operative Society Ltd
Address D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha Colombo 10
Tel +94 718180355
Health Services Finance, and Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 912/1, Maradana Road, Colombo 08
Tel +94 11 2687476/+94 11 3169783
Ceylon Transport Board Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 323/A, High Level Road, Nugegoda
Tel +94 11 2853175
Fax +94 11 2853175
People's Bank Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mawatha, Colombo 02
Tel +94 11 2481494
Fax +94 11 2481494
Sri Lanka Printers’ Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 593, Kularathna Mawatha, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 2692811
Fax +94 11 2677573
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Co-operative &  Wholesale  Establishment Employees’ Thrift, Welfare and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd.
Address No. 109, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 2422683
Fax +94 11 2422683
Co-operative Department Staff Officers’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Co-operative Department. No. 330, Union Place, Colombo 02
Tel  
Browns Group's Technical Staff and Public Service Providers' Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 481, T.B. Jaya Mawatha, Colombo 10
Tel +94 11 2663000
Sri Lanka State Engineering Corporation Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 130, W. A. D. Ramanayake Mawatha, Colombo 02
Tel +94 11 2430061/65
Fax +94 11 2336818
All Island Special Plants and Orchid  Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 195/7, Galle Road, Colombo 04
Tel +94 11 2582769
Fax +94 112582769
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Sri Lanka Steel Industries Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 12/2, High Level Road, Kirulapana, Colombo 06
Tel +94 11 2514143
Fax +94 112512041
Sri Lanka Port Authority Employees' Co-operative Banking  Society Ltd
Address Port Authority, Baghdad Place, Colombo 11
Tel +94 11 2380847
Fax +94 11 3280847
All Ceylon Exercise Book Manufacturer’s  Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 19, Saunders Place, Colombo 12
Tel +94 11 2334701
Fax +94 112334701
All Island Beach Seine  Owners  Fisheries Co-operative Society Ltd
Address W. Stanley Peiris Mawatha, No. 3/25, St. Anthony's Mawatha, Kochchikade.
Tel +94 314928904/+94 773910569
Ports Authority Employees Welfare Co-operative Society Ltd
Address P.O. Box. 595 Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Colombo 01
Tel +94 11 2482698/+94 112482978
Fax  
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Sri Lanka Women's Development Services Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 145/80, Seewalipura, Borella, Colombo 08
Tel +94 11 2681355/+94 776901614(GM)
Sanasa Development Bank Employees’ Co-operative Society Ltd
Address

No. 06, Edmontan Road, Kirulapana,

Colombo 06

Tel +94 11 2832500
Fax +94 112541251
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Samurdhi Development and Agro Research Assistants' Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 51/9, Dharmadasa Road, Battaramulla
Tel +94 11 5765834
Fax +94 11 2885899
Plantation Employees’ Housing Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 06, Aloe Mawatha, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 3137582
Fax +94 11 2576841
Water Supply and Drainage board  All Employees’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Thelawala Road, Rathmalana
Tel +94 11 2622811
Fax +94 715167789
Public Service Graduates’ Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 330, Union Place, Colombo 02
Tel  
All Ceylon Small and Medium Scale Cereal Processors Development Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Kandy Road, weediyawatta, Yakkala
Tel +94 718253112
Fax  
Sri Lanka Port's shipping Services  Co-operative Society Ltd
Address

 Colombo Harbour old Railway office,

main street ,Colombo 11

Tel +94 11 2320207/+94 11 5767606
Fax  
Co-operative Society for Better Living Ltd
Address No. 54/2, Anura Mawatha, Anderson Road, Dehiwala
Tel  
All Island Media Persons' Thrift and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Associated Newspapers, Lake House, D.R. Wijewardana Mawatha, Colombo 10
Tel  
Housing and Asset Development Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 144/6, High Level Road, Kottawa
Tel  
University of Rajarata Co-operative Society Ltd
Address University of Rajarata, Mihintale
Tel +94 25 2266650/+94 714416051
Fax +94 25 2266512/+94 25 2266694
Surveyor Department Survey Assistants’ Thrift and Credit  Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Office of Surveyor Department, P.O.Box. 506, Colombo, 05
Tel +94 11 2369979
Fax +94 714399116
SriLanka Surgery Gauze Manufacturers’ Co-operative Society
Address No. 57, Dehiwala Road, Pepiliyana, Boralesgamuwa
Tel  
 All Island Agriculture Co-operative Society Ltd
Address Blackpool, Nuwara-Eliya
Tel +94 55 22234747
Fax +94 55 22234747

Name of Co-operative Society

Contact Details

National Co-Operative Council Of Sri Lanka Ltd

Address No. 455, Corperative House, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 2585496 / +94 11 2587062
+94 11 2589307
Fax +94 11 2584638 / +94 11 2587062
+94 11 2589307
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Sri Lanka Coconut Producers Co-operative Societies Union Ltd

Address No. 127, Grandpass Road, Colombo 14
Tel +94 11 2323540 / +94 11 2470894
+94 11 4899234
Fax +94 11 2329024
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Sri Lanka National Federation of Fisheries Co- operative  Society Ltd
Address No. 190, Kudapaduwa, Negombo
Tel +94 31 2222265
Fax +94 31 2222265
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Sri Lanka Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd
Address No. 127 Grandpass Road, Colombo 14
Tel +94 11 2325642 / +94 11 2324992
+94 11 2328322 / +94 11 2324993
Fax +94 11 2325497 / +94 11 2446429
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Sri Lanka Co-operative Industries Federation Ltd
Address Ceyesta, No. 327, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 2301415 / +94 11 2573834
Fax +94 11 2577614
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Sri Lanka Co-operative Textile Industries Union Ltd.
Address No. 11, Sonders Place, Colombo 12
Tel +94 11 2331261 / +94 11 3070246
Fax +94 11 2331261
Email  
Sri Lanka Federation of Thrift and credit Co-operative Societies Ltd
Address No. 45/90, Nawala Road, Narahenpita
Tel +94 11 369042/43/45
Fax +94 11 369042/43
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Sri Lanka National Youth Services Co-operative Federation Ltd
Address No. 65,Highleval Road,maharagama
Tel +94 11 2837563 / +94 11 2850986
Fax +94 11 2848899
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Sri Lanka Consumer Co-operative Societies Federation Ltd
Address No. 11, Sonders Place, Colombo 12
Tel +94 11 438137/38
Fax +94 11 2331008
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Sri Lanka Milk Producers Co-operative Societies Federation Ltd
Address No. 11, Sonders Place, Colombo 12
Tel  
Fax  
Email  
Sri Lanka Co-operative Rural Bank Federation Ltd.
Address No. 455, Co-orperative House, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 2478658 / +94 11 5652752
Fax +94 11 2478658
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Sri Lanka Tea Manufacturers’ Co-operative federation Ltd
Address South Co-op Tea Factory Akuressa
Tel +94 41 2283271
Fax +94 41 2283271
Email  
Sri Lanka Resource Management Co-operative Society Ltd
Address No. 220/1, High Level Road, wattegedara, maharagama
Tel +94 11 2851213
Fax +94 11 4301228
Email  
Sri Lanka Co-operative Hospitals Service Federation Ltd
Address No. 455, Corperative House, Galle Road, Colombo 03
Tel +94 11 3137925
Fax +94 11 2587062
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Further details:

Mr. G.G. Dayasumana
Assistant Commissioner (Co-operative Society Promotion)
Tel: +94 11 – 2436852
Fax: +94 11– 2436852