Objectives of establishing a women’s society
- Organizing Women’s Societies at grass-root level
- Improvement of leadership skills of women
- Mobilizing savings and credit facilities
- Training on financial recording
- Programs for exchange of experience among Women’s Societies
- Capacity building programs
Each Society which has been established should be registered under the Women’s Bureau, Minimum of 10 Women’s Societies has to be established within the respective division
Any woman who is over 18 years old could join this Society
Note: Minimum number of members for one Women’s Society should be 20
Obtain an application form
Application form has to be obtained from the divisional secretariat
Additional Constitution for Establishing a new Women’s Society
||Support documents required
Hand over application form
A group of Women has to submit a Request letter to the Grama Niladhari stating the reason for establishing the women’s society.
Application form has to be filled and handed over to the Divisional Secretariat after establishing the Women’s Society.
|Working Days / Hours
Grama Niladhari Office
9.00 am – 4.45 pm
Thursday & Saturday
9.00 am – 12.00 noon
Registration Process takes about 3 months
Group of women can submit a request letter any time to the respective Grama Niladhari (Within working hours and days of Grama Niladhari)
Grama Niladhari Office
Monday 9.00 am – 4.45 pm
Thursday & Saturday 9.00 am – 12.00 noon
Holidays: All Public and Mercantile Holidays
Group of women can submit the registration form to the respective Divisional Secretariat within working days.
Divisional Secretariat Office: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday and Wednesday
Cost Related to the Services
No cost involved
- Entry Fee Rs. 5/=
- Membership fee can be charged based on the decision of Large Cooperatives (Maha Sabawe)
- Share Price of membership will be Rs.100; this could be paid in installments.
If for no reason the membership fees are not paid for 3 months, the membership can be cancelled based on the decision of the Women's Society.
There is no any additional cost involved
Support Documents Required
No any support documents required.
Organization InformationWomen’s Bureau Of Sri Lanka
Telephones:+94 11 2 504935
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 504934