young men's buddhist association

Be in the service for others

Young Men's Buddhist Association of Kolonnawa (YMBA (K) ) is a voluntary organization operating in an area of about 16.3sq.km bordering Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. Established on 21st July 1962, YMBA (K) has nearly 400 volunteer members committed to serve the social, economic, educational and spiritual needs of Buddhists in particular and other communities in general in this locality where there are about 120,000 Buddhists and 50 Buddhist temples.

Achiving another great mile stone in recent history YMBA Kolonnawa incorporated as Approved Charity Orgnisation by parlimant act no 25 of 2009.

The Motto

Its Motto is coined in the Buddha's own words Paraththan Patipajjetha meaning "Be in the service of Others".


In the recent years the YMBA (K) has emerged as a catalyst in introducing modern management concepts and techniques to the institutional and non-formal Buddhist organizations in the area so as to maximize return on the human and material resources at their command.