Rebuilding War Torn Lives - Relief Efforts in Sri Lanka

Two Wells for Drinking Water and Farming

As the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of the war in Sri Lanka return to their villages in the northern regions, one of the most important needs is the availability of water for drinking and farming. We were able to build two deep wells to provide water to the people in two villages. One was built…

Livelihood Assistance Program – Ten Cows for Single Mothers

Ten single mothers, whose husbands have died in the war, received ten cows from our sponsor Mr. Perera. When we rebuilt Periyakulam village, which was destroyed by the war, we thought of helping the single mothers so that they could support their families. When Bhante met the single mothers he asked the women what else…

Rebuilding Periyakulam Village

On the 20th of November, 2010, 50 families of Periyakulam village received the keys to their new homes. It was a very joyful day, not only for the villagers who received brand new homes, it was a also very joyful day specially for Bhante Y. Wimala who chose to rebuild this particular village and was…

Construction of Another Hindu Temple

As we rebuilt the Periyakulam village, which was destroyed by war, I decided to build a temple for them as well. The villagers, who are Hindu, had no place to worship and were doing their prayer and worship under a tree. Since they were all poor and could not afford to build the temple we…

Second Reservoir Renovation Project

I am pleased to announce that the 2nd reservoir project is complete. During the 30 year war in Sri Lanka, Peyadikulam Lake (reservoir) had been abandoned when villagers escaped to safer areas. Peyadikulam Lake was badly damaged and needed to be repaired in order to retain water and be used for farming. This was a…

Boghawewa Village – Clearing the Land

We are glad to help the villagers of Bogahawewa village who are returning to their village after 20 years. When I was touring the war torn regions at the end of the war, I saw many problems for the people who were returning to their villages. One village in particular that I visited, Boghawewa village,…

Rebuilding Periyakulam Village

The rebuilding of Periyakulam village is already underway. The foundations of all 50 new houses have been completed. At the moment workers are building the walls. There are 9 teams involved with the construction project. Just recently, we joyfully celebrated the successful reconstruction of two entire villages previously destroyed by war. Even though there is…

Kokeliya – Renovation and Reopening of the Village

In 1993 the village of Kokeliya, in northern Sri Lanka, was almost completely destroyed by war. For these past 19 years the devastated people who lost their homes had been living in temporary shelters elsewhere. After the war ended in 2009, many people started to return to their village, in many cases, to complete destruction.…