News & Statements
Tourism is one of the worst impacted socio-economic sectors from the COVID-19 crisis. Workers and businesses linked to tourism, are currently facing crippling income and employment losses, while foreign exchange earnings from tourism have also fallen drastically. To tackle this issue, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, SLTDA and UNDP co-convened a meeting with development partners on building a more resilient tourism sector in Sri Lanka
The U.S. Government’s development agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has supplied critical medical supplies worth USD $102,310 (LKR Rupees 19,054,214) to the Family Health Bureau (FHB) of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services (MOH), to provide specialist care for high-risk COVID-19 patients requiring maternal and neonatal care.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) supported the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services (MOH) in refurbishing COVID-19 isolation units at three specialist Hospitals in the country, as part of its on-going efforts in responding to the pandemic.
Through the webinar series, ‘COVID-19 Asian Recovery Stories’ the United Nations in Sri Lanka is convening a group of regional academics to share their evidence-based research with Sri Lankan policy makers, influencers in Government, the development community, private sector, civil society and the media, to formulate policy interventions that can be applied to Sri Lanka.
The United States has provided a USD $600,000 grant to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to support the critical COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka.
UNICEF and MOE, with the support of partners, provide educational material to grade 1 and 2 students across the island ensuring continuous learning for young children during COVID-19 pandemic.
On this day of Vesak, commemorating the attainment of enlightenment by the Lord Buddha, his birth and his ultimate passing, I extend my warmest wishes to all the people of Sri Lanka.
UNICEF/WHO/WFP/FAO call for ALL involved in the response to COVID-19 pandemic to protect, promote, and support the feeding and care of infants and young children and their caregivers. This is critical to support child survival, growth and development and to prevent malnutrition, illness and death.
Today we remember the 259 lives lost and the many injured during the senseless terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, one year ago. The country and the world were shocked by those tragic events and saddened by the incidents of intercommunal tensions that followed.