Bridging Lanka

Bridging ethnic, religious and geographic divides through people-inspired action


Bridging Lanka connects expatriate and 'in country' Sri Lankans. It harnesses the expertise and resources of one for the benefit of the other - through livelihood support, business development, community advocacy, urban planning and social cohesion projects.

In Sri Lanka, we also build bridges between the centre, its administration and assets, and peripheral areas of the country. All our programs embed trans ethnic, religious and social interaction. Learn more…

Latest Campaigns

Protect Forests...Launch Careers

Fresh eco-friendly career options are energising isolated and jobless young people in Kunchukulam, as an alternative to livelihoods that destroy forests and kill protected animals.  Read more…

Kulam Rehabilitation

With local villagers we are creating a ‘demonstration’ kulam to show the broader community how their encroached and rubbish infested ponds can be transformed into beautiful and productive public spaces. Read more…

Cafe Refuge

Imagine a group of widows busy preparing traditional Tamil food and fusion dishes in a busy modern café with groups of tourists and locals rubbing shoulders in downtown Adampan, Mannar District, AND creating a viable livelihood in the process.  Read more…

IT English & Leadership for Religious Leaders

What are the implications of the pace of global change on communities emerging from war? Without IT and English skills it becomes difficult for religious leaders to bridge the divide between ancient beliefs and the challenges of modern life. Read more…

Santhipuram Children’s Playground

Santhipuram is a cohesive ‘can do’ community rising above its material poverty. Local children have nowhere to play AND the area floods annually. Our challenge - to create a play-scape that stimulates social interaction and learning even in wet weather. Read more…

Donkey Clinic & Community Education Centre

A great initiative that combines animal welfare and village development. After three long years, we have finally built the Donkey Clinic facility and have started treating injured donkeys. We now need to make the operation sustainable. Read more…

Sinking a Well for Wellbeing

Farmers in Sri Lanka’s north are facing their worst drought in 40 years! The ponds are dry and little cultivation is taking place. Deeper wells to sustain agricultural-based livelihoods for 10 widows and other vulnerable individuals are an urgent need. Read more…


Helping Out

Community Harmony

Care for Environment

Education for All

Women + Community


Business Development

Urban Development

Project Reports and Strategies

Progress Reports

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