The Asian tsunami on the 26th December 2004
killed over 40,000 people in Sri Lanka.

Thousands of those missing were never recovered. Many of the small, coastal villages in southern and eastern Sri Lanka were completely destroyed. Over a million people were left homeless. Thousands were destitute. "Rebuilding Sri Lanka" has been active since the day of the disaster and we continue to provide support, rehabilitation, nutrition, education and shelter to those affected by the disaster.



How can you help?



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A Special Thank You

Rebuilding Sri Lanka would like to thank the many 'Unsung Heroes' who have worked so hard behind the scenes.







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Brief History

Rebuilding Sri Lanka was founded by a group of individuals and families who were staying in Sri Lanka at the time of the tsunami in 2004. We are united by a love of Sri Lanka and its people and a desire to help Sri Lankans to re-establish their lives and have access to improved educational resources. We have received donations from friends and families around the world. 
Many individuals, schools, businesses and clubs have generously given their time and money to our appeal.
To date the amount is £2,110,359! Any further donations will be very gratefully received. OUR APPEAL IS STILL OPEN. The need for help is still extremely important. RSL is a UK registered charity – No 1109622.


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"Hambantota Widows"

Since 2005 RSL has been working in Hambantota supporting families affected by the disaster, in particular widows and their children.
This area lost over 40% of its population when the tsunami struck and it has been struggling to survive ever since.

In partnership with Tim and Liz Westbrook and the incredibly generous people at Bath Abbey RSL has been able to provide these families with monthly sponsorship, educational support, medical assistance and livelihood initiatives. To sponsor a family can cost as little as £25 a month and can make the most incredible difference to the lives of these women. Please contact Clare Allen at clare@rebuildingsrilanka.org.uk
if you are interested in becoming a Friend of RSL.

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Gift Aid Information

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for past, present & future

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Unique Prints for Sale

These 17″ x 13″ prints are available at £100 each and are provided framed and mounted on cream mounts.
All proceeds go to RSL

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