The CIDA funded Post-Tsunami Ecosystem Restoration Project SRI LANKA - AMPARA DISTRICT provides support to the ongoing rehabilitation programme of the Government of Sri Lanka
The CIDA funded Post-Tsunami Ecosystem Restoration Project SRI LANKA - AMPARA DISTRICT provides support to the ongoing rehabilitation programme of the Government of Sri Lanka by assisting in the restoration of ecosystems and livelihoods in the Thirukkovil, Alayadivembu, Akkaraipattu, Kalmunai, and Pottuvil Divisional Secretary (DS) Divisions of Ampara district. The project which commenced operation in August 2007 is implemented by IUCN Sri Lanka Country Office with financial assistance from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The project, as a part of its outputs, provides assistance to the communities by way of rain water harvesting and composting household waste. As a token of this intervention, 40 rainwater harvesting tanks and composting bins were handed over at a simple ceremony on 13 November, 2008 to beneficiaries of tsunami re-settlement villages in Kovavil 1 and 2 Grama Niladhari divisions of the Alayadivembu Divisional Secretariat division. In addition they were assisted in establishing 50 home gardens.
This simple function was attended by the Divisional Secretary, Alayadivembu Divisional Secretariat, and the Director Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum, which partnered IUCN Sri Lanka in constructing rain water harvesting tanks, and the IUCN project team from Tirukkovil.