At the September 2000 summit at the UN General Assembly in New York, 189 other nations, including Sri Lanka pledged their commitment to take on the challenges plaguing humanity in the new millennium. 8 Millennium Development Goals were formulated to be achieved by 2015.
Each goal is time-bound, with 18 quantifiable targets that can be appraised by 48 indicators.
Sri Lanka's response of furthering UN's Millennium Development Goals is creditable. The Nation has responded positively to further these goals nationally. Sri Lanka has prioritized the achievement of these goals by developing programmes, establishing policies, assigning resources, setting goals and monitoring progress.
As per Mr. Thosapala Hewage's statement, "Sri Lanka in general records a good national level of performance, especially in respect to social indicators such as education and health".
The Saumyamoorthi Thondaman Memorial Foundation supports the United Nation's Vision of Sri Lanka's Millennium commitments. The Foundation works towards these goals at a local level. They interact with the community at a personal level and promote the goals, implement the programmes and monitor progress.