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Psychosocial Program Improving Well-being in Sri Lanka


Though the end of a three-decade long war has brought in economic resurgence and enhanced physical mobility for communities in its immediate aftermath, psychological scars and social issues continue to affect thousands, especially in conflict-affected regions in Sri Lanka. Psychosocial ailments like depression, unexplained somatic complaints, and a breakdown of social relationships and traditional family structures—especially in the hardest hit regions in the North and the East—continue to pose grave threats to the wellbeing of communities.


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