Providing Fresh Water to Weligahakandiya Residents in Batticaloa District

Water is a precious resource in Sri Lanka’s dry zone. As most rural areas are not linked to pipe borne water, families usually obtain water from available sources including wells, rivers and irrigation tanks. The village of Weligahakandiya in Batticaloa district is no exception. The community in this conflict affected village depend mainly on small

Self-lighting Solar Lamp for Thiruvaiyaru Community Centre in Kilinochchi District.

December 2014, Killinochchi District:The Thiruvaiyaru community centre in Kilinochchi District was reconstructed in early 2014 with funding from the Government of Japan. To facilitate the smooth functioning of this important community building, two companies, SEIWA Electric Mfg of Japan and Tos Lanka Co. (Pvt) Ltd have gifted a self-lighting solar lamp to light the exterior


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


RETURNING HOME: Supporting Conflict Affected People through Housing

After thirty years of conflict in Sri Lanka, when internally displaced families returned to their villages, they found their homes badly damaged or destroyed beyond repair. Lacking financial resources of their own, many families were unable to rebuild. For years, they lived in temporary shelters that offered little protection from the elements. This book is a pictorial journey