Sri Lanka

Citizens here recently demonstrated their extraordinary resilience and preserved their long-standing democracy by voting overwhelmingly for a new president. After three decades of civil war, we are working in Sri Lanka to help achieve long-term peace and prosperity by strengthening institutions of governance and supporting economic growth, security, and justice.

Dinesha de Silva,
Country Representative

More Sri Lanka staff »

Contact

The Asia Foundation – Sri Lanka

30/1 Bagatalle Road
Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

Tel: + 94 (11) 205-8701
Email: srilanka.general@asiafoundation.org

Seeking Wellbeing and Professionalizing Care in Sri Lanka

In 2009, Sri Lanka saw the end of a 26 year-long civil war that impacted the socio-political landscape, raising a range of psychosocial issues for communities throughout the country. The Asia Foundation’s Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Program began in 2005 with the support of USAID and today is a partnership with both state and NGO sectors. Counseling services in the country are offered by several ministries and provided by counselors from different academic and cultural backgrounds, levels of training and schools of thought. Given this setting, the Foundation introduced the Continuing Professional Development program on “formalizing counseling processes” to bring the counselors of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and the Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare onto a common platform. This photo essay showcases their voices, as well as changes that have come about in their own lives through their work.

View the slideshow

THE LATEST ACROSS ASIA

Asian Views on America's Role in Asia

Recommendations for the Incoming U.S. President on Policy Towards Asia

Read more