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The concept of One Sri Lanka Foundation came to life when the wheelchair project was initiated in June of 2002 in partnership with The Wheel Chair Foundation in Danville, California and the support of the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, California. In August of 2002, 240 wheel chairs were distributed across Sri Lanka to hundreds of needy individuals adults and children alike. At this time, it was very evident that the wheelchairs were high in demand among all communities in Sri Lanka and the main cause appeared be the landmines in the north and the east of the island. We realized that the landmines affected everybody alike regardless whether you are a soldier, a freedom fighter, a villager or an innocent child. In addition to the devastation caused to human life, it was also equally damaging to the cattle and the livestock in those regions.

Further, the landmines also posed a barrier to the progress of trade and commerce in the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka. This will seriously limit the business opportunities to the organizations in Colombo looking to expand their operations in the north and the east.

These compelling reasons, particularly in the light of the current peace initiatives combined with the passion and the drive of Sri Lankans living in the United States, to help their motherland resulted in ONE SRILANKA, a foundation dedicated to humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka.

Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world - Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
– Margaret Mead

Vision
To develop and implement humanitarian projects in Sri Lanka that will transform SEEDS OF DEVASTATION into SEEDS OF RESTORATION and strengthen the community by rehabilitating the families and victims affected by war.

Mission
To raise funds from individual donors, charitable institutions and non profit organizations across the world to completely eliminate the landmine menace in Sri Lanka and convert mine fields to rice fields.

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