Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* EU pledges Rs. 5.4 billion to Sri Lanka to support development in rural areas of Uva and Central Provinces
Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 06:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 21, Colombo: The European Union, aiming to make tangible improvements in the lives of some of Sri Lanka's poorest people, has pledged Rs. 5.4 billion (EUR 29.7 million) to reduce poverty in Uva and Central Provinces by improving both living conditions and food security.

The funds will be provided through five civil society organizations: CARE, ACTED, Oxfam, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, and Stichting Solidaridad. The money will benefit poor, rural communities in the Monaragala and Badulla districts in Uva Province, and in the Nuwara Eliya and Matale districts in Central Province. The grant is part of the EU's wider program of support to rural development in Sri Lanka.

The projects will focus on promoting economic growth in the rural and estate sectors and increasing communities' involvement in the use of the resources in their districts by strengthening small businesses, increasing the involvement of women and young people in decisions about job creation, and building awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease.

Tung-Lai Margue, the Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, said "The people in these districts of Uva and Central Provinces are among the poorest and most vulnerable in the country. The European Union wants to help deliver tangible and sustainable improvement in these people's lives by improving development in these regions in a way that is economically and environmentally sustainable."

In Sri Lanka, EU development cooperation for the period up to 2020 is focusing on supporting the areas of Integrated Rural Development, and Reconciliation and Democratic Governance.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka PM encourages entrepreneurs in North with tax concessions to uplift local economy
-- [12 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka confirms appointment of former Secretary to the President Austin Fernando as envoy to India
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka plans to settle Iran oil dues with tea - report
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Deputy Minister takes wasting fruits and vegetables to elephants at detention center
-- [9 hours ago]
Two school girls drown in sea in Kalutara
Sri Lanka Railways workers to strike from midnight Sunday
Sri Lankan government confirms two new diplomatic posts
Sri Lanka takes steps to develop adventure tourism
CMC, tri forces launch special project to clean the Beira Lake in Sri Lankan capital
Sri Lanka's first solar panel manufacturing plant with Japanese investment opens in Katunayake

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.