NEWS

Safeguarding Children

STATEMENT ON RISE IN CHILD ABUSE

LEADS CONDEMNS RECENT RISE IN INCIDENTS OF CHILD ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING 19 July, 2021: LEADS expresses its deep concern at the escalating incidents of abhorrent …

Safeguarding Children

LEADS LAUNCHES A CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME FOR SURVIVORS OF CHILD ABUSE

In response to the escalating need for psychosocial care for survivors of child abuse across Sri Lanka, LEADS recently launched its Child Sponsorship programme through which its patrons and well-wishers can now sponsor holistic therapeutic care for young survivors of …

Responding to Emergencies

LEADS DONATES EMERGENCY MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO SUPPORT SRI LANKA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE IN RATNAPURA

On 19 June, LEADS handed over emergency medical supplies valued at over 2 million through its regional office in Ratnapura at the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council premises as part of LEADS’ ongoing response to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic …

Safeguarding Children

DR. CHINTHA DISSANAYAKE CHAMPIONS LEADS’ CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME

LEADS’ joined hands with Dr. Chintha Dissanayake in November 2020 when Dr. Dissanayake came on board as LEADS’ new Goodwill Ambassador. She was an integral part of raising support for the ‘Be the Gift’ Christmas campaign that proved to be …

Responding to Emergencies

LEADS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MOH IN ONGOING BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19

On 11 June 2021, LEADS handed over 8,000 FFP3 masks for the use of medical personnel to Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake – the Director of the Medical Supplies Division of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. The donation was handed over by LEADS’ Chief Executive Officer – Mr. Monroe Jayasuriya and Manager of Resource Mobilisation – Mrs. Diordre Moraes, and was accepted by Dr. Wickramanayake and other ministry officials.

Safeguarding Children

FINDING SOLACE

Nayana* and her family had their fair share of troubles. Nayana’s elder sister lived with a disability and the family could not afford a home of their own due to their financial difficulties. As a result, Nayana’s family moved in with her uncle and aunt. Trouble seemed to follow them there too as Nayana’s aunt moved out soon after this shift. This however did not trouble Nayana as she loved the company of her three cousins. Her uncle too was very caring – he worked in a city far away from home and would come home only once a month.

News

PRESS RELEASE: LEADS RESPONDS TO EMERGENCY NEEDS ARISING IN THE FACE OF THIRD WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

PRESS RELEASE 25 May, 2021: According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, Sri Lanka reported its highest cases of persons infected with the COVID-19 virus on 19 May with 3,623 patients identified within the day. A total of …

Special Initiatives

BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES – ONE BRICK AT A TIME

Sellam Sivanathan hails from Kumarasamipuram and is the father of four young children. His village is in rural Mullaitivu which was among the areas worst affected by the 30-year armed conflict. This war robbed lives, homes, livelihoods and the dignity …

Empowering Communities

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO CHAMPION WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Sureniya, Sathyabaama and Dilani are three friends following a course in nursing at St. Anne’s Nurse Training Academy in Kotagala. On 27 August 2019, they joined with their classmates to take part in an art competition on barriers to women’s …