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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Aranayake, three months on – World Vision support continues
Three months on after the massive landslide buried three villages in Aranayake, World Vision still continues to work with the Government and the communities in helping them recover and rebuild their lives.While protection of children in the camps remain a priority for World Vision, one of the primary focuses of the operation is also water, sanitation and hygiene needs of the displaced community. 
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An art movement starts
From the time he could recognize colours, Asanga (now 38) knew his life would be blended with it. From the time he could hold a chalk he began to scribble patterns on a little blackboard at home. As his passion grew, any clear surface would suffice for him to draw a picture.“Any picture I saw, I tried to draw– be it the elephant on a box of matches or a picture on a discarded paper, I wanted to draw it,” he smiles remembering his childhood, “I would go through waste paper and collect all that had pictures.”
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December 23rd 2014
A refreshing change for Nalika
After a hot, dusty bus ride and long walk from the main road in the blazing sun, all Nalika, 18, can think about is a cool glass of water and a bath. The first thing she does when she reaches home after school is to head to the kitchen and gulp down a glass of water, sometimes two.Just a few years ago, water at home was a mere pipedream for the people in the village known as the 23rd Colony in Thanamalwila, where Nalika lives. Located in the dry zone in the south of Sri Lanka, Thanamalwila receives little rainfall from two spells during the year.
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March 22nd 2013
Ford-World Vision on yet another water partnership
Ford Motors of Softlogic Group, pledged their support recently as the principal sponsor to provide clean water to yet another vulnerable community in one of World Vision’s programme areas. Ford Motors has been partnering with us since 2015 and has already completed a water project in Vaharai, East Sri Lanka benefitting 150 families.The new partnership focuses on 40 families in Uchchamunai Island, Kalpitiya. Kalpitiya peninsular is located on the west coast of Sri Lanka and includes 14 islands – home to a number of fishing families.
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July 25th 2018
It takes a nation to end violence against children
World Vision Lanka recently joined with the government and non-government stakeholders in the National Partnership to End Violence Against Children (NPEVAC). As Sri Lanka is one of twelve ‘pathfinding’ countries, the government is taking the lead to end violence including abuse, neglect and exploitation against children by 2030. This commitment is part of a Global Partnership and supports the country’s drive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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June 6th 2017