Rebuilding and Job Creation in Perlya Sri Lanka

by Telluride Foundation


This project will provide the resources needed to help rebuild the tsunami-affected area of Perlya, Sri Lanka by replacing job tools that were destroyed.

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On December 26, 2004 Southeast Asia experienced an undersea earthquake and resulting tsunamis that devastated shores with waves of up to 50 feet (15 m) high. The tsunamis were among the deadliest disasters in modern history; at least 150,000 people are known to have died as a result and the count is still taking place. Thousands of people in Sri Lanka were left homeless, jobless or orphaned.


This project will purchase 2 concrete brick making machines; a saw mill that was destroyed; a coconut oil extraction plant; one catamaran fishing boat; and purchase 1500 trees and pay for labor to plant them in a re-vegetation project;

Long-Term Impact

10 people will be employed in concrete brick making; 6 people will be employed in saw mill 2 people will be employed coconut oil extraction plant; 1500 trees planted in costal re-vegetation project ; 4 families will have access to a fishing boat

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Telluride Foundation

Location: Telluride, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​

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