Our Stories

  • May 7, 2016

    Sinnathamby Saravanamuthu, 51, is a farmer and a father of 7. He lived a simple life in the Kiran Division in Batticaloa District. The family did not have much - a clay hut and a few acres of land on which they grew paddy and highland crops. It would perhaps be wrong to say that Sinnathamby did not want anything more from life but he was content. “I was able to plan my life on my own”, he puts it simply.

  • May 7, 2016

    Prior to 2013, Amila Nilangani, from Moneragala, had little understanding of what ‘social integration’ meant. In fact, she says, “I didn’t even know there was such a concept.” Adding to this were the negative perceptions she had about those of the Tamil community, shaped by years of conflict.

  • Milk for ‘Wholesome’ Empowerment: Life after War
    May 7, 2016

    At 25 years she is the General Manager of the Poonakary Livestock Breeders’ Cooperative Society (PLIBCO) in Killinochchi, Sri Lanka. She has the overall responsibility for managing both the revenue and cost elements of 10 Milk Collection Centers of the Cooperative. Smart, skillful, determined and passionate – Meet Thevaseelan Keetha.

  • Women at the Forefront of Business Expansion
    May 7, 2016

    If you’re considering a trip to the Northern Province, do consider visiting the UNDP-supported ‘Punkuduthivu Food Manufacturers’ to purchase spicy Jaffna Chillie Powder and meet Thamalini!

  • May 7, 2016

    Ms. R. Satkuneswary from Mullaitivu and Ms. Murugamoorthy Calista Rosemary from Jaffna have been involved in home based businesses. Both these women are now beneficiaries of UNDP’s Youth Enterprise Development Programme under the Norway funded NLDP II.

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