SANASA Federation of Sri Lanka (Federation of Thrift and Credit Co-operative Societies Ltd in Sri Lanka), has the honour of hosting Association of Asia Confederation Credit Unions (ACCU) Forum 2017, from September 16 to 22, 2017, at Galadari Hotel Colombo.
SANSA Federation in Sri Lanka has hosted this forum in the years 1985, 1995 and 2006, which drew a great reputation to the co-operative sector in Sri Lanka. More than 400 delegates representing 32 countries, such as Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Vietnam, along with the ACCU Management Team will be visiting Sri Lanka in order to participate in the 2017 forum in Colombo. Moving to divert poverty alleviation programmes for the common man, SANASA Federation and the district bodies were utilized in dissipation of funds.
The leadership moved out to explore the opportunities in the global cooperative arena and tied up SANASA Federation with international cooperative alliances. It has been selected by Robo Bank of Netherlands, World Council of Credit Unions and other world cooperative associates to work out its programmes. Hence, SANASA was recognized internationally with the global associations SANASA Federation made in the ensuing years from 1978.
SANASA Federation as the apex body of the SANASA movement is the spokesperson, the representative on behalf of the SANASA community countrywide, dealing with the state cooperative authorities and spelling out the cooperative policies and dealing on issues related to SANASA with state institutions, National Cooperative Council and other cooperative institutions.
Internationally, SANASA Federation is connected with all cooperative federations of the world and is a member of all international and regional cooperative bodies.