Where We Work

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka National Map
Sri Lanka
World Vision in Asia: Sri Lanka

Known until 1972 as Ceylon, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has been called ‘The Pearl of the Indian Ocean.’ Low-lying flatlands fill most of the island, with mountains in the south central region.

See the communities World Vision works with in Sri Lanka:

1. Pathana Go to Communtiy page 2. Eravur
Pattu
 Go to Communtiy page
3. Padiyathalawa Go to Communtiy page 4. Pottuvil Go to Communtiy page
 
5. Thanamalvila Go to Communtiy page 6. Kiran Go to Communtiy page 7. Nawagattegama Go to Communtiy page 8. Bogawanthalawa Go to Communtiy page


9. Chankanai

10. Meegahakiula
Sri Lanka National Map

Flooding in Sri Lanka

Torrential weather conditions in Sri Lanka have resulted in flooding and landslides.

World Vision is coordinating with local government and international agencies to respond effectively to the situation.

We are currently assessing the damage and safety of the communities we work with.

We have received an update for our project in Nawagattegama, click on the link above for more information.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Sri Lanka 12/1000 76 Years 90% $2,290 95% 91% 25,332 20,860,000


Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Sri Lanka’s population density of 757 people per square mile
  • Sri Lanka has one of the highest literacy rates in Asia
  • As of 2009, nearly 6,300 children under the age of 18 have been forcibly recruited to fight in the war
  • About 22 percent of children under 5 are malnourished across Sri Lanka with a higher average in rural areas

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