About Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, an island nation located along major maritime trade routes in the Indian Ocean, is entering a new chapter following democratic elections in 2015, the end of 26 years of internal conflict in 2009 and a decade of recovery from a devastating tsunami in 2004. With Sri Lanka’s focus now on the development of democratic institutions, the reconciliation of multi-ethnic and religious communities, and sustainable economic growth, USAID works with the Government and people of Sri Lanka to accelerate progress in these areas to ensure all Sri Lankans benefit from nationwide progress.
USAID prioritizes programs that extend critical social services at the local level, strengthen the ability of local organizations to advocate for all Sri Lankans, strengthen democratic institutions and good governance, and bolster economic growth.
Last updated: April 16, 2016