Sri Lanka: North East Community Restoration and Development Project
The North East Community Restoration and Development Project restored basic social infrastructure, community services, and livelihoods. Significant improvements were achieved in basic social infrastructure and community services.
The armed conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam began in 1983. Due to the conflict, tens of thousands of internally displaced persons have relocated to areas away from the conflict, overwhelming the already stressed infrastructure and social service facilities in the host communities.
By supporting the government’s rehabilitation plans for the northern and eastern regions, the project envisaged benefits that would meet the urgent needs of some 1.5 million people, including the poor, displaced, and disabled; restore sectors that form the backbone of the economy; rebuild communities; and help stabilize the population’s economic base.