Sri Lanka and ADB
ADB’s operations in Sri Lanka help address the immediate challenges from the economic crisis and assist in economic stabilization and recovery.
ADB assisted Sri Lanka's rehabilitation from the damages and neglect during nearly 3 decades of civil war.
An ambitious and wide-ranging project helped return a sense of normalcy to an estimated 1.1 million conflict-affected people in Sri Lanka.
Providing access to reliable safe drinking water and sanitation in the conflict-affected areas— where investment for basic infrastructure could not be made in the preceding 2 decades— was an urgent priority for the Government of Sri Lanka.
The North East Coastal Community Development Project, approved during the 2002 ceasefire, aimed to improve the livelihoods of coastal communities in the Ampara, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee districts of the Eastern Province.
The civil conflict had a devastating effect on infrastructure in the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. To improve living standards of the people, the Conflict-Affected Area Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated and reconstructed essential infrastructure in the identified areas.
Restoring normalcy to the former conflict zone, post conflict rehabilitation and construction became a priority in the immediate aftermath of the end of the civil conflict.
Over 50,000 Sri Lankan rural households now have electricity, thanks to an ADB supported credit scheme where an electrical connection can be paid for by installments.
Roads and other infrastructure devastated by conflict in Sri Lanka's northern provinces are being rehabilitated through ADB, helping provide a path to jobs, education and commerce for the local population.
A loan from ADB is helping Sri Lanka upgrade secondary schools, giving many girls the opportunity of achieving their dream of qualifying in science and technology subjects and ultimately working in male-dominated professions.
ADB Projects in Sri Lanka Project data sheets for loans, grants, TAs