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12/22/2011

Nandri / Istuti


How time flies! Year 2011 is nearly over. For this year’s final report, I would like to review JEN Sri Lanka ’s activities in 2011.

The year started with the launching of a project for the restoration and cleaning of wells in Vavuniya  District, Northern Province. (Funded by JPF)
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We managed to provide 470 clean wells, of which 406 were restored in the first six months,  allowing more people to obtain safe water.
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In July 2011, the project site moved to Mullaitivu District. This was the area which remained a battleground until the end of the civil war and resettlement of refugees only started in July 2010.
One day, unexploded ordnances were  found at the project site and created tension among everyone, but apart from that incidence everything went smoothly. Fifty wells will be restored or cleaned and 188 shelters/toilets will be constructed by the end of this month. (Funded by JPF)
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In the Eastern Province, we had already started a project (December 2010) consisting of construction of 29 agricultural wells, construction of 14 culverts, and community development activities. (Funded by MOFA)

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However, heavy rainfall which continued from the end of 2010 aggravated the flood damage and access to the project site was hampered for a certain period of time.

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During this period, we were able to distribute emergency evacuation kits to the flood victims, with the support of Kao Corporation.

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In early summer, the bridge destroyed by the flood was finally reconstructed, allowing JEN to resume the project . The construction and community development project in the Eastern Province will be completed by the end of this month. 

We have been able to implement these projects not only with the grants funding and the donations from various organizations, but also with the donations from the public, and with the support from all of you who read our news-letters and activity reports. 

The staff members of JEN Sri Lanka would like to express the most sincere gratitude to all those concerned. (The title is “Thank you” in Tamil (left) and Sinhalese (right)).

We will continue to devote our energy and commitment in the next year’s activities.

December 22, 2011 in Sri Lanka |