What we do
As an organisation we have adapted our activities to the changing context and needs of the people of
Sri Lanka. Soon after our inception, we concentrated on providing support to projects that targeted
poverty alleviation. However, during the 1980s and into the 1990s, relief and rehabilitation support to
the war affected victims became our focus. We have responded to the immediate needs of the 2004
tsunami affected communities and lastly continue to provide support and assistance to victims of the
most recent fighting which culminated in a dramatic and bloody ending in the Vanni in 2009.
Who we work with
Working in a country like Sri Lanka means that the road to success is not often smooth. Organisations
operate against a changing backdrop of political, economic, environmental and security conditions.
Natural and man made disasters interrupt and sometimes even destroy any progress made.
Infrastructure is destroyed, people are displaced several times over, families are separated and hope
fades. Frustrating as that might be, our Island partners, most of who are affected in the same way as
anyone else in the region, rise to the challenges thrown at them, pick up where they left off or simply
start all over again.
Updated 13th June 2017
Pageloads since 14th May 2012