Tag: Pandemic

Compassion in Action

Requests for Funds to Complete the Intermediary Care Center at Sarvodaya Premises

The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka has been at the forefront of community level COVID-19 prevention and control activities since the beginning of the  epidemic in March 2020 and has assumed responsibility to assist the Government’s effort to  set up a hundred-bed Intermediary Care Centre at Thanamalwila, Monaragala District, Uva  Province. This facility will be …

Experts come together to list immediate actions to circumvent the death and severely infected rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic

After a dearth of availability, finally Sri Lanka has acquired vaccinations and programs are underway to get as much of the population vaccinated rapidly. However, the delta variant is spreading faster than the people can be protected via the vaccination, that the infected and death toll is rising rapidly on a daily basis. Lead by …

Sarvodaya’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka – Looking back over 1 year’s work

Sarvodaya had been identifying and addressing community needs in Sri Lanka for over 60 years, when the COVID-19 virus made its first appearance in Sri Lanka in March 2020. While Sri Lanka had not faced an airborne, rapidly spreading virus resulting in a physical disease like this before, Sarvodaya had had experience in handling emergency …

Religion, Faith and COVID-19: How faith inspired organizations handled the pandemic amongst their strategies and plans for the year

An Interview by Berkley Center of Georgetown University, Washington DC. Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs had recognized the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka as a leading international faith inspired organization standing out for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka. To delve into the how’s and what’s …

Update on COVID-19 related work in Sri Lanka

Sarvodaya has not only been providing facilities and assistance to those at risk from the virus but more importantly, have been working towards relief programs for those without access to basic provisions and food due to the country going on curfew and lockdown, hampering their livelihoods and ability to source provisions. Read the full story …