UK helps Sri Lanka to resettle 2,500 people in recently released lands in North & East


Aug 16, 2018 (LBO) – United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka recently entered into a partnership agreement with the UK to extend support for a sustainable resettlement project.

The 1.3 million US dollars worth project will directly support more than 2,500 people returning to their lands recently released in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Batticaloa Districts.

The project will help those by supporting livelihood opportunities in fisheries, agriculture, and livestock, and facilitating access to local government services.

It will also help families to rebuild their lives by promoting entrepreneurship through training in small business management, and by assisting in re-establishing community support structures and local civil society organizations.

The project will prioritize empowering women and youth, promoting diversity and inclusion, and reaching vulnerable and marginalized communities.

“The UK is very pleased to support the return by families to their villages,” commenting on the project, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris said.

“The UK is supporting the rebuilding process as well as encouraging the Government to deliver on its commitments to the people of this country and to the international community.”