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Centre for Children’s Happiness


Ensuring that young children have safe, secure environments in which to grow and learn creates a strong foundation for both their futures and a thriving, prosperous society – Harvard University


CCH (Centre for Children’s Happiness) is an independent and impartial, nonprofit organization investing in protective, peaceful, positive childhood and environment for children and young people in Sri Lanka. CCH adopted child focused community development model and well-connected with communities for last 17 years directly working with children, families, duty bearers and stakeholders in Sri Lanka. CCH implementing programs for development, empowerment, wellbeing, research and education through the partnership with Government institutions, Universities, donor agencies, other civil society organizations, private sector partners and community-based organizations.

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Meet Our Research Associates

A number of institutions are available to contribute with the facilities and resources for conducting research and data collections. With prior permission and agreement, they provide technical resources, guidance and field exposure.  
Agriculture Research Station – Jaffna/ The Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre – Kilinochchi

Conduct agricultural research and development activities especially on other field crops which are economically important for the Northern region, to cater to the needs of farmers in that region.

  • Basic and Applied Research 
  • Participatory Approach 
  • Research and Extension Dialogue 
  • Farmer Field Visits 
  • Plant Clinical Service 
  • Soil Testing Service 
  • Farmers and Students Training 
Unit of Siddha Medicine, University of Jaffna

Research and innovation in Siddha Medicine with special emphasis on the social, economic, and spiritual development to foster and promote the cultural heritage

National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA) Research Center in Jaffna.

Research activities connected to develop freshwater fisheries in the Northern Province. A premier institution for Scientific Research in Conservation, Management and Development of Aquatic Resources in the Region.

Department of Zoology, University of Jaffna

Thinnai has developed collaboration for field survey with Department of Zoology which is one of the oldest departments in the Faculty of Science. It was established in 1975 with the vision to improve science education in the region. Department carries out more outreach programmes and disseminates knowledge to society.

University of Vavuniya

University of Vavuniya became the 17th state university in Sri Lanka effective from 01st August 2021. University of Vavuniya progressing to contribute to the community through proposed faculties of Medicine, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Studies, Faculty of Environmental Science, Faculty of Livestock, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Graduate Studies. The university owns one hundred and ninety-five (195) acres of land, and it is a residential university. The university maintains a forest pocket and two minor tanks within this land area.

Palmyrah Research Institute - Jaffna

Research for the innovative technology transfer to develop, promote, popularize and regulate sustainability of Palmyrah industry. conducting and furthering of scientific research in connection with the processing and utilization of Palmyrah products. Providing data or facts based on researches to Palmyrah stakeholders in order to increase the utility of Palmyrah palm.

Regional Centre of Ocean University of Sri Lanka
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Having equipped learning facilities. This Regional Centre is located at Jaffna in an ideal environment as close sea, local industries, fish landing location and other relevant government and non-governmental institutions.

Civil Society Organizations in Northern Province (Local NGOs )

Number of NGOs and community-based organizations are functioning in northern province of Sri Lanka that contribute in community development in the province. They have better connection with communities and people, experienced in managing situations during war and natural disasters.

Department of Sociology, University of Jaffna
Department of Sociology

Teaching of Sociology was introduced at the University of Jaffna within the Faculty of Arts in 1980. The Department of Sociology, University of Jaffna has a strong and vibrant tradition of teaching and research in Sociology. It offers a unique setting in which to study Sociology, either on its own or in combination with other disciplines, as well as to pursue innovative and topical research.

The Thondaimanaru Field Research Station in Jaffna (Northern Province)

Serve as a pioneer field study center for the study of science and nature that is open to students. The original station was opened in 1968 by a group of academics who wanted to improve scientific education, and it limited its operation during the war and Centre for Children's Happiness (CCH) rebuilt the facility at the original location to serve the needs of local students