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For decades, economic development in Sri Lanka has been hindered by political instability and deteriorating security. The conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers in the north eastern coast of Sri Lanka continues to take its toll as hundreds of people die every year. In addition, aid workers are increasingly at risk of abductions and killings.

Childhood health is a major concern in Sri Lanka. The infant mortality rate is 20 per 1,000 live births, whilst maternal mortality is 60 per 100,000 live births. In late December 2004, a huge tsunami killed about 31,000 people, left more than 6,300 missing and 443,000 displaced. It also destroyed an estimated $1.5 billion worth of property.

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Official Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Capital: Colombo
Population: 20.2 million (2006)
Population Projection: 0.78%
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Life Expectancy: - N.A. -
Infant Mortality: 13.97 out of 1,000 births
Literacy Rate: Male - 92.3% | Female - 90%
Gross National Product: US$ 4,300 per capita

Islamic Relief in Sri Lanka

Islamic Relief began working in Sri Lanka in 2000 with a Qurbani distribution. When the South Asia Tsunami devastated parts of the island in December 2004, Islamic Relief established a permanent presence in the country to carry out emergency relief. The office was officially registered in 2005.

Orphans' Programme

The Orphans Sponsorship Programme began in March 2006 and currently focuses on sponsoring orphaned children in Ampara. Sponsorship was initiated due to the Tsunami in December 2004, so all of Islamic Relief’s sponsored orphans have been directly or indirectly affected by the disaster.

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