Sri Lanka: Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance for Livelihood Restoration of Resettled Internally Displaced People in the North

Sovereign Project | 44201-012 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Sri Lanka to help rebuild the lives of people living in the former conflict areas of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Muallaitivu, Mannar, and Vavuniya. The project is improving irrigation systems so that displaced farmers who have returned can get started again and increase their incomes.

Project Details

Project Officer
Tilakaratne, K.M. South Asia Department Request for information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Grant
  • Multisector
Project Name Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance for Livelihood Restoration of Resettled Internally Displaced People in the North
Project Number 44201-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Multisector - Multisector

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All project physical activities completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The project has accomplished and exceeded its' targets by rehabilitating 90 km of field irrigation canals (FICs) and 518 km of rural access roads (RARs) thereby 3,323 families of resettled IDP had received cash benefits for restoration of their original livelihoods. Training provided for 2,256 IDPs in animal husbandry, agriculture related subjects and skill development such as driving and tailoring. Majority of the IDPs have utilized their savings for income generating activities leading to entrepreneurships and investment in sustainable ventures. CBOs are now equipped with tools and experience members to maintain FICs and RARs of their own villages. With ADB concurrence PMU has purchased the 6 combine harvesters for the benefit of farmers in the project area.
Geographical Location Five Districts in the Northern Province

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Unlikely to have adverse environmental impact
Involuntary Resettlement no involuntry resettlement impacts
Indigenous Peoples Not expected to have impacts on indigenous peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project team had a series of discussions with government agencies, and consultation with the Embassy of Japan, the World Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Agency,a and resettled IDP. Based on the outcomes of discussions, the team reached an understanding with the government and development partners on the objective, scope, implementation arrangements, costs and financing plan, and terms of reference of the JFPR-funded project. The Sri Lanka Resident Mission is responsible for the preparation of the proposed project and for consultation and coordination with the Embassy of Japan and other international agencies deemed necessary for successful implementation of the project. The Ministry of Economic Development (MOED) will coordinate the project at the national level and provide information on project activities to development partners and other government agencies. The project team also consulted the national task force for rehabilitation of the north. A project coordinating committee will be established under the MOED with representatives from key stakeholders and ADB. The exact composition of the committee will be determined at the inception of the project.
During Project Implementation The consultation will be continued during implementation through ADB review missions and reporting of the EA

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tilakaratne, K.M.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economic and Industrial Development
Galle Road, Colombo 3
Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 May 2010
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2014

Grant 9150-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Aug 2010 26 Oct 2010 26 Oct 2010 25 Apr 2013 28 Feb 2014 04 Jun 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 0.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 19 Aug 2010 0.00 2.49 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Aug 2010 0.00 2.49 100%

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