NEWS

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 …

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 …

Equipping Communities

PROMOTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG RURAL COMMUNITIES

Shanthi and several other females in her community in Kahahengama, Kuruwita gather once a week under the shade of trees in a neighbour’s garden. Unlike any other neighbourhood gathering, the ladies of this community attend this weekly meeting to discuss …

Responding to Emergencies

THILINA’S STORY: RESPONDING TO THE EASTER SUNDAY CRISIS

Thilina is a 35-year-old single mother of two young children. The tragic bomb explosion at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya on Easter Sunday in 2019 has left Thilina paralysed with a spinal cord injury and has also robbed her of sight …

Empowering Communities

STRENGTH TO BUILD ANEW

The untimely demise of Shirani’s husband weighed heavily upon her but she did not have time to grieve her loss as the burden of her family’s well-being was now her lot. For 7 long years, Shirani has borne the weight …