A small group of five women began this institution in 1995. What prompted them to do so was the distinctive difference between cast and class that refrained students from achieving a higher education at that time.
While they called themselves an operational group in 1996 it was in 1997 that they re-named themselves to Rajarata Praja Kendraya or Rajarata Community Centre (RCC) under the guidance of Sheela Rathnayake. Currently the RCC coordinates in seven divisions in the Anuradhapura district. They have a community of 3700 from Kakirawa, Palagala, Manupa, Vilachchiya, Padaviya and Horowpathana.
Some of the projects they are presently engaged in are:
Vocational Training for youth
Education for youth
Micro finance and programmes on Gender, Domestic Violence, CEDAW and UNSCR 1325.