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Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

Sri Lanka: “If everyone gets scared, who will work for the community?”

May 25, 2011

It can take a crisis to reveal gaps in an organisation’s priorities

Sri Lanka - reaching out

Sri Lanka - reaching out

Mar 31, 2011

ACT supports communities affected by war, massacres, displacement and floods one after the other.

Sri Lanka: untold agricultural damage

Sri Lanka: untold agricultural damage

Feb 16, 2011

Floods have returned to Sri Lanka with a vengeance, decimated crops and hitting labourers and small farmers hardest

Sri Lanka: one million driven from homes or land

Sri Lanka: one million driven from homes or land

Jan 17, 2011

The number of people affected tops one million as flooding in Sri Lanka worsens

Sri Lanka: when elephants fight

Sri Lanka: when elephants fight

Mar 10, 2010

Fighting in Sri Lanka led to urgent need for emergency assistance.

Sri Lanka: $2.7m appeal for 265,000 homeless in crisis

Sri Lanka: $2.7m appeal for 265,000 homeless in crisis

May 22, 2009

Sri Lanka: The children look like skeletons

Sri Lanka: The children look like skeletons

May 12, 2009

Sri Lanka: Churches demand release of ACT human rights worker

Sri Lanka: Churches demand release of ACT human rights worker

Apr 24, 2009

ACT in Sri Lanka

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About Sri Lanka
  • Population: 20.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Colombo (commercial), Sri Jayawardenepura (administrative)
  • Largest city: Colombo
  • Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Sri Lankan rupee
  • Main exports: Clothing and textiles, tea, gems, rubber, coconuts