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21 Nov 2017 description

Sri Lanka was once again affected by severe floods and landslides, in May 2017. While the spread of disaster situation was confined only to 15 districts compared to the 24 districts in the previous year, increased incidents of landslides and deaths in 2017 made the situation equally challenging.

14 Jul 2014 description
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SUBMITTED BY SEENITHAMBY MANOHARAN ON WED, 07/09/2014

18 Apr 2014 description
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The paper-based state hospital management information system in Sri Lanka was instituted at the beginning of the last century and has since then evolved and expanded in scope.

  • Timely and accurate record keeping can save lives by informing authorities to make evidence based decisions on prevention and cure of diseases.

28 Mar 2013 description
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WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013— The World Bank approved today a concessionary loan of US $ 200 million to Sri Lanka for the Second Health Sector Development Project (SHSDP) to help the Government of Sri Lanka upgrade the standards of performance of the public health system and enable it to better respond to the challenges of a middle income country.

11 May 2012 description
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Overview

A World Bank project in Sri Lanka helped a greater number of boys and girls complete their basic education by the end of the last decade, with students scoring better in mathematics and English across all nine provinces.

Challenge

11 May 2012 description
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View video "Cash for Work Program in Sri Lanka"

Resettlement Program Focused on Recreating Facilities, Roads, Work Opportunities

Overview

03 Jun 2011 description
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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – The World Bank today approved US$38 million in additional financing for the Community Livelihoods in Conflict-Affected Areas Project (Re-awakening Project) to respond to lives and livelihoods devastated by the heaviest rains in one hundred years.

15 Apr 2011 description
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Overview
For over five-and-a-half decades, the International Development Association (IDA) has provided both financing and technical assistance to support Sri Lanka’s economic development as it has grown to join the ranks of middle-income countries. Picking up pace in the second half of the year, real gross domestic product (GDP) reached 3.5 percent for 2009 and recent data indicate that growth is on track to have reached 8 percent in 2010.

27 Aug 2010 description
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  1. Key development issues and rationale for Bank involvement

    Having emerged from nearly three decades of civil war, Sri Lanka is aspiring to re-establish a peaceful and prosperous nation with the participation of all segments of the population.

23 Jun 2009 description
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Half the project funds to be allocated to the conflict-affected Northern and Eastern Provinces

Press Release No:2009/431/SAR

Washington, June 23, 2009: The World Bank today approved a US$24 million IDA credit providing further support to the Government of Sri Lanka's health service delivery program, with particular emphasis on the special health needs in the north and east arising out of the recent conflict.

With the end of the military conflict, Sri Lanka is now facing the challenges of resettlement and reconstruction within the context of reconciliation.

23 Jun 2009 description
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Press Release No: 2009/431/SAR

Washington, June 23, 2009: The World Bank today approved a US$24 million IDA credit providing further support to the Government of Sri Lanka's health service delivery program, with particular emphasis on the special health needs in the north and east arising out of the recent conflict.

With the end of the military conflict, Sri Lanka is now facing the challenges of resettlement and reconstruction within the context of reconciliation.

19 Dec 2007 description
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World Bank Response

December 19, 2007 - The World Bank’s support to Sri Lanka after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, was to mitigate the immediate suffering; assist people to regain their livelihoods; restore basic services to the affected population; and initiate the recovery and reconstruction process.

Total World Bank Commitment: US$150 million

- Owner-Driven Housing Program: US$65 million

- Livelihood Support: US$34 million

- Roads: US$33 million

- Health: US$8 million

- Capacity Building: US$5 million

12 Nov 2007 description
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Address at Ceremony for the Provision of vehicles to Ministry of Health under the Tsunami Emergency Recovery Program I (TERP 1) by Naoko Ishii, World Bank Country Director, Sri Lanka

Thank you for your invitation and I am pleased to be present here today at this ceremony to provide vehicles to healthcare institutions.

For Sri Lanka the socio-economic impact of the tsunami was heavy as the majority of the affected were from economically vulnerable sections living along the coastal belt.

The days following the tragedy saw Sri Lanka performing very well, coordinating national and …

22 Dec 2006 description
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Summary

The World Bank's support to the Government of Sri Lanka directly after the tsunami of December 26, 2004 was to mitigate the immediate suffering resulting from the devastation; assist people to regain their livelihoods; restore basic services to the affected population; and to initiate the recovery and reconstruction process.

A post-tsunami Needs Assessment conducted jointly by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation estimated the reconstruction financing needs at US$2.2 billion.

02 Feb 2005 description
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A. INTRODUCTION

1. At the request of the Government of Sri Lankan (GOSL), a joint mission comprising of staff from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and the World Bank initiated a joint assessment of the damage caused by the December 26, 2004 tsunami. The event affected coastal areas of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Reunion, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand.

15 Jun 2004 description
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COLOMBO, June 15, 2004: The Government of Sri Lanka will work to improve the efficiency and quality of its healthcare system with support from a US$60 million grant, approved today by the World Bank. Improving access, particularly to the country's poorest people, will be a priority as the government strives to strengthen the system at the district, provincial, and central levels.

15 Jun 2004 description
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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2004 - The following project was approved today by the World Bank's Board:
IDA GRANT AMOUNT: US$60 Million