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Working with children, their families and communities since 1981 ensuring their right to health, education, protection, economic security, protection during emergencies.
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Children use their new school supplies in temporary shelter in Ratnapura district

Thousands of children affected by Sri Lanka flood disaster

Global child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International has begun the urgent distribution of sanitation and hygiene supplies for thousands of children affected by the severe flooding and landslides that hit Sri Lanka this week

Fear for health of remote communities as severe rainfall nears Sri Lanka

After what is being called the worst flooding since 2003, thousands of children and their families have been evacuated to temporary shelters with limited supplies and poor sanitation facilities. Plan International has launched its humanitarian response to provide immediate household, hygiene and sanitation supplies to families in need.

“During my first period, only women were allowed to see me” - Dilki, 17, Sri Lanka

Opening the door for open discussions on menstruation

Raising awareness of the need for good menstrual hygiene and the building of separate toilet blocks for girls and boys at school has meant that girls do not have to miss their studies.

Members of community health group demonstrate healthy food to villagers

Magic calendar changes lives

'The happy calendar is much more than a piece of paper. It brings happiness to my life and my family. It is the evidence that we are managing our lives without violence. We are also empowering women to be part of family decision-making processes,” says Sriyalatha.

New partnership with the United Nations Democracy Fund

The partnership will promote youth engagement in decision making processes on issues that affect their lives and their future.

Community volunteers learn and share experiences on child protection

Communities come together to protect children after civil war

Plan International Sri Lanka enables community volunteers, community group leaders, school teachers and youth representatives to access training, and supports them to develop educational tools to raise community understanding of child protection.

New Skills and Employment Opportunities For Youth

Twenty four year old Sivanthiya was looking for a job after competing grade 12 so she could support her family. After completing a vocational training course she now has the skills, motivation and confidence to run her own business.

Our results last year
  • 100,000
    School children have access to child friendly water and sanitation facilities
  • 23,813
    Parents and Caregivers are trained in child development
  • 17,222
    Children have increased level of understanding in child protection

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Key contacts

Manu Tissera Gunasekara

Communications Manager, Plan International Sri Lanka
110, Park Road
Colombo 5
Sri Lanka
94 (11) 258-8252, 258-8185