News & Events

Covid-19 Statement by Jonathan Reckford, Habitat CEO

With each passing day, we all find ourselves trying to adapt to the measures required to combat the spread of COVID-19. In countries and cultures all around the world, “stay at home” is the message of the moment. “Shelter in place.” It’s the right thing to do, and if we are all able to flatten the curve, we know that we will have, together, saved countless lives. 

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We Build Colombo Together

"We Build Colombo Together (WBCT): Collective Impact as a Path to Inclusive Development”, an event jointly organized by the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and Search for Common Ground (SFGC) was held on 16th January 2020. Bringing together State, Market and Community...

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When strength and self-reliance meet

Families in the European Union-funded “Homes not Houses” project in Sri Lanka can choose to build safe, comfortable homes with appropriate construction materials. While earth has been used as a building material since ancient times, people often confuse the word...

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A House of Dreams

The Story of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka's First Homeowner supported in 1995. Selwyn, a police officer in Hatton, and his wife Jegajothy lived with their 3 young children in the quarters the police provided for them. Closing in on his retirement age, paramount on...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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European Union-funded housing project inauguration ceremony

COLOMBO, 18 February 2017 ─ More than 215, 000 people will benefit from a Euro 14 million multi-faceted housing project, financed by the European Union (EU), and implemented by Habitat for Humanity and World Vision Lanka.

Speaking during the opening ceremony, Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives for the Delegation of the European Union (EU), HE Tung-Laï Margue said, “I am hopeful that this project will assist in providing returnee families with not just homes and livelihood alternatives but also the necessary support to rebuild a life and a future for themselves. The goal has always been to turn the cycle of impoverishment and reliance to that of self-sufficiency, and I am encouraged to see that we are moving in the right direction through this initiative”.

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Habitat for Humanity ‘Breaks Ground’ in Aranayake

An initiative in collaboration with Alwaleed Philanthropies and the Government of Sri Lanka to rebuild the lives of families affected by landslides Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (HFHSL) has partnered with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed...

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