Opening of the Mahilavedduwan Community Centre, Batticaloa district (English Translation); 25 August, 2015, Batticaloa: Mahilavedduwan is one of the under-developed villages in Manmunai West DS Division in Batticaloa District that benefited from the construction of a Multipurpose Community Centre by UN-Habitat through an Infrastructure Development Project funded by the Government of Japan. The cost of constructing this building was LKR. 3 Million. The

Stories from the Field: Constructing Cost-effective, Demonstration Houses in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province

Ms. Yasotharan Karthiyayini, a school teacher from Kilinochchi district, recently constructed her permanent house with funding from the project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas Through Housing”. Her new house has been built using environmentally-friendly, cost effective techniques as a “demonstration house”. Funded by the European Union, Government of Australia and the Swiss Agency for


Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing

Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing, a project funded by European Union, Australian Government and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation helps the reconstruction of homes for 4,350 families, in the conflict affected districts of Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa. More information can be found at: Improving Living Conditions in


Community Spirit: Rebuilding Community Infrastructure in the North and East of Sri Lanka

As a result of the protracted conflict in Sri Lanka, much of the infrastructure in the North and East was either badly damaged or completely destroyed. Upon their eventual return, internally displaced people possessed little financial and other resources and as a consequence, were incapable of rebuilding the damaged facilities. Implemented by UN-Habitat and the Swiss Agency for Development