The country of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), located 31 miles off the south-eastern coast of India, was hit by a tsunami triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra on December 26, 2004. The tsunami was one of the worst disasters ever recorded in Sri Lankan history. The tsunami left tens of thousands dead, many more homeless, and caused widespread chaos across the island nation. In addition to the human impacts, the tsunami had widespread effects on Sri Lanka’s environment and ecosystems.
Since its inception in early fall of 2007 PROViDE, in cooperation with The Foundation of Goodness, has focused its efforts in coastal Seenigama, Sri Lanka where residents are still recuperating from the wreckage left in the wake of the tsunami of December 26, 2004.