Savisha with her friends on the day of she got her new home

A foundation of Hope

Palitha and Kanthimalika, lived with their daughter and her family in a shelter made of wooden planks and metal sheets. Their daughter worked in a local grocery store, her husband earning a daily wage through rickshaw hires. The latter which was rented consumed most...

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka celebrates the successful handover of 98 homes for plantation workers of Hellbodde Estate, Nuwara Eliya sponsored by the Government of India

On March 24th 2019, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, ceremoniously handed over 98 homes built under the ‘Indian Housing Project', to the families of the...

Youth Rebuild 2019

Habitat Sri Lanka hosted its 2 part Youth Rebuild 2019 in Nayanalokagama, Negombo as a part of the Habitat Young Leaders Build regional campaign with the generosity and sponsorship of Bloomberg. This initiative focused on the community around the existing Homes4Hope...

Habitat Sri Lanka engages youth with Colombo Model United Nations 2019

As part of the regional Habitat Young Leaders Build Campaign, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka was proud to join hands with the dynamic delegates of the 25th Session of the Colombo Model United Nations from the 1st - 3rd March. Mr. Yu Hwa Li, Habitat Sri Lanka's...

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka launches unique ‘Homes for Hope’ Project.

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka embarked on its 25th year of operations in the country, by breaking ground on its latest housing project titled ‘Homes for Hope’ which seeks to provide housing solutions for nearly 60 marginalized families in Negombo and Galle. Funded by...

Habitat Sri Lanka celebrated raising joy and funds through “Christmas with a Cause” Fundraiser

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka celebrated the joy of Christmas by hosting its first Christmas fundraising event titled "Christmas with a Cause" on 15th and 16th December 2018 at the St. Paul the Apostle Church located on Kynsey road. Christmas with a Cause was a...

“Homes not Houses” project funded by the European Union at the Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition (BITE)

"Homes not Houses" project Funded by the European Union was a part of the Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition (BITE), which was held at the Shivanantha College Ground in Batticaloa from the 5th to 7th October 2018 which was attended by over 15,000 participants....

Hatton National Bank (HNB) – Drops of Life – CSR Water and Sanitation Project

As part of its commitment towards establishing meaningful partnerships with Corporates, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka partnered with Hatton National Bank (HNB) to launch the ‘Drops of Life Project’ in March 2018. Targeting the improvement of water, sanitation and...
Thillainathan (far right) and Ushathevi (center) with their children (from left) Dinesh, Shanmugasivam and Aishwarya in front of their Habitat house after it was completed in August 2017. Photo: Habitat for Humanity/Jim Kendall.

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka builds a brighter future with families in ‘Homes not Houses’ project funded by the European Union

Funded by the European Union, the project is implemented by Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka and World Vision Sri Lanka. As of 31 May, 2018, 353 homes have been constructed and more than 1,836 homes are currently in different phases of construction in the eastern district of Batticaloa and the northern districts of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.

Kalutara Housing Project – Handing-over Ceremony

Habitat Sri Lanka celebrated the completion of the Kalutara Housing Project yesterday, 25th April 2018 among the company and generosity of the donors and 37 homeowner families. The project was aimed to provide improved and decent housing to low-income families in the...
Yu Hwa Li

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka welcomes Yu Hwa Li as National Director

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Yu Hwa Li to the leadership role of National Director from February 2018. Counting over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Mr. Yu Hwa Li is an experienced NGO leader in...
HNB MOU Signing

HNB Al-Najah partners with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka to launch ‘Drops of Life’ Project’

Furthering its mission to serve as a partner in progress to all Sri Lankans, Hatton National Bank’s Islamic Banking arm, HNB Al-Najah entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (HFHSL) to launch the ‘Drops of Life Project’for...

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka on a mission to forge ‘Partnerships with Purpose’

COLOMBO, 22 January 2017 Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka’s (HFHSL) President and Chairman of the National Board of Directors – Lakshan Madurasinghe’s unique Habitat journey started with him volunteering at a Habitat Build event, and thereafter led to over a decade long...

From a Volunteer to Board Chairman – Lakshan Madurasinghe’s life-changing journey at Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 5 December 2017: On International Volunteer Day, which is celebrated universally on 5th December, to foster a spirit of volunteerism amongst individuals and organizations alike, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (HFHSL) would like to highlight the story of its...
KEPCO Volunteer Tean

Corporate ‘Global Village’ volunteers from KEPCO Korea partner with Habitat for Humanity in Batticaloa

  A group of 42 Global Village volunteers from Korea Electric Power Corporation(KEPCO) joined Habitat Sri Lanka to build homes for families in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. The volunteers donated USD 14,350 and assisted in the construction of 8 homes through this GV build....

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka marks World Habitat Day by sharing knowledge on alternative construction technologies

COLOMBO, 31 October 2017 ─World Habitat Day is observed each year on the first Monday in October, designated by the United Nations more than 30 years ago to focus attention on the basic right of all people to have adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka...
Coke Build Group

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka partners with Coca-Cola on a ‘Corporate Team Build’ program

  KALUTARA – 25 August 2017 -The staff of Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. joined hands with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka recently in Kalutara, for a unique volunteer experience through Habitat’s ‘Corporate Team Build’. Over 20 volunteers came together to...

Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka Constructs 80 Homes in Kegalle District

Helping families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter In celebration of National Housing Day, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (HFHSL) ceremoniously handed over 80 houses constructed for families affected by landslides in the Kegalle District on...
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Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka commences housing project in Central Province funded by the Government of India

COLOMBO, 03 June 2017 ─ As part of the Government of India’s commitment to construct 50,000 homes in Sri Lanka, the High Commission of India has launched a project to construct 4,000 homes for plantation workers in the Central and Uva Provinces. 1,134 of these homes...

Women’s Build 2017

Women’s Build 2017 is part of Habitat for Humanity’s annual women empowerment campaign popularly known as “BuildHerUp”. The Women’s Build aims to engage volunteers and partners to address the challenges faced by women across Sri Lanka, by bringing together women from all walks of life to advocate for safe, secure and affordable housing. Funds raised through Women Build will be utilized to provide housing for families headed by women towards ensuring that they have decent, safe places to live.

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