CRC Kataragama was launched to focus on the destitute children orphaned by poverty and lack of resources in the deep south. YPF focused its attention on the wellbeing of the  poorest children of the area. YPF carried out surveys to assess the situation in the area and address the problems faced by the children as well as by the society at large, targeting the total development of the children, in order to help them become responsible citizens of this nation. Thus a special programme was developed to uplift educational, social and cultural needs of the children in the area.