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Northern Sri Lanka by DFID - UK Department for International Development

Young boy at the Vithiyanandha College Welfare Center in Mulliyavalai, a town in northern Sri Lanka. Once used as a school, this facility now serves as a temporary home to 1850 people displaced by the tsunami of 26 December 2004; this number includes 15 orphans and 129 children that lost at least one parent as a result of the tsunami.   15 January 2005.  Mulliyavalai, Sri Lanka.

Young boy at the Vithiyanandha College Welfare Center in Mulliyavalai, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: More housing woes in northern Sri Lanka

Lack of funding for post-war housing in northern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Jul 10 2013 (IPS) - It has been four years since the guns fell silent in Sri Lanka’s northern Vanni region, after almost three decades of ethnic violence. Unfortunately peace does not mean the end of hardship for the most vulnerable people here: the women.

It has been four years since the guns fell silent in Sri Lanka’s northern Vanni region, after almost three decades of ethnic violence. Unfortunately peace does not mean the end of hardship for the m

COLOMBO, 21 August 2013 (IRIN) - Opposition party leaders in Sri Lanka’s north have long called for power devolution to the former conflict zone as a condition for lasting peace, but voters preparing to cast ballots in the Northern Province’s first election since the end of a separatist war in 2009 say power sharing means little if basic needs are unmet.

Can elections fast-track development in Sri Lanka’s former conflict zone?

COLOMBO, 21 August 2013 (IRIN) - Opposition party leaders in Sri Lanka’s north have long called for power devolution to the former conflict zone as a condition for lasting peace, but voters preparing to cast ballots in the Northern Province’s first election since the end of a separatist war in 2009 say power sharing means little if basic needs are unmet.

Kid in Jaffna

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A fisherman carries his catch in the small eastern Sri Lanka fishing village of Vaharai, about 300 km from the capital Colombo. TRF/Amantha Perera

A fisherman carries his catch in the small eastern Sri Lanka fishing village of Vaharai, about 300 km from the capital Colombo.

Water resources in northern Sri Lanka, which are coming under increasing pressure as returning farmers use wasteful water pumps to irrigate their crops, need to be better managed, say experts.   “Never before have water resources in the Northern Province been under such stress,” Thushyanthy Mikunthan, a senior lecturer at the Department of Agriculture at Jaffna University warned - http://irinnews.org/Report/97469/Water-mismanagement-in-northern-Sri-Lanka

Water mismanagement in northern Sri Lanka

Water resources in northern Sri Lanka, which are coming under increasing pressure as returning farmers use wasteful water pumps to irrigate their crops, need to be better managed, say experts. “Never before have water resources in the Northern Province been under such stress,” Thushyanthy Mikunthan, a senior lecturer at the Department of Agriculture at Jaffna University warned - http://irinnews.org/Report/97469/Water-mismanagement-in-northern-Sri-Lanka

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