Sri Lanka

Funding Groups Report Trust Deficit in Sri Lankan Civil Society

Last Thursday’s teleconference by the International Human Rights Funders Group and EDGE Funders Alliance on the state of Sri Lankan civil society painted a sobering picture of the critical needs still unmet there. While several issues were discussed, perhaps the most alarming for those of us working in philanthropy were reports of the difficulties faced by development organizations.

Sri Lankan Philanthropy Study Coming Soon

The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) and the UK-based School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex will be relasing a study on charity, philanthropy and dvelopment in Sri Lanka. The study includes giving in Colombo and Sri Lanka’s diaspora donors.

Tsunami Pushed Philanthropy Forward

Five years ago today, the devastation caused by the tsunami in India, Indonesia, Sir Lanka and Thailand was overwhelming. 230,000 people were killed, thousands injured and 10 million were homeless or displaced. But the response by individuals, companies and foundations was just as overwhelming.

Philanthropy in Sri Lanka

Supported by The Asia Foundation, the study, the Measure of Giving in Asia Pacific: Sri Lanka, hopes that the knowledge generated by the study will “highlight more local resources and encourage non-profit institutions to consider individuals as potential givers and a more sustainable source of funding.