Our Work


Responding to Emergencies

LEADS reaches out to communities affected by socio-natural disasters in times of dire need. LEADS distributes emergency relief packs consisting of both food and non-food items, for communities affected by the various emergency situations that arise in the country, be it natural calamities such as floods and landslides, man-made disasters such as the Easter attacks in 2019 or other emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic. LEADS also provides psychosocial support for survivors of tragic calamities and provides support in the form of post-disaster recovery assistance in a bid to help those affected return to normalcy.

LEADS is also committed to mitigate and reduce vulnerabilities of communities at higher-risk of socio-natural disasters. Communities in high-risk zones are equipped with early warning systems, safety centres and other disaster risk reduction interventions so as to safeguard them in the event of a crisis situation.

LEADS’ relief operations and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) interventions are designed and implemented on the principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence.

NEWS


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.

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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 …

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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 …

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Responding to Emergencies

ASSISTANCE FOR THE FLOOD AFFECTED

Vinodh hails from a little village in Kilinochchi. The rains first started when he was on his school term-end vacation. The rain brings so many …

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