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Serving Sri Lanka

This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Reconstruction Tasks

Reconstruction Tasks

Challenges facing Sri Lanka are immense. Fishermen without boats, women without extended family support and villages without people, are unfamiliar pharases to us. At least for the time being financial aid appear to be flowing in. It insn't clear yet whether technical know how accompany the aid packages. Perhaps the best way we can help Sri Lanka is to put our heads together and try to help out in planning the reconstrction process. Tasks in which we can contribute are many. Among them are, helping various local bodies prepare technical documents, proposals, and design town and city plans. Many times there were discussions on how expatriate communities can help Sri Lanka, but nothing seem to have come out of them. This time it is different; we simply have to roll up our pants and get down to business.


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