Two of Sri Lanka’s well known Corporates, McLarens Holdings and Lalan Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd., joined hands with Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC, in contributing towards post-conflict housing in Neelankerny, Muttur Trincomalee.

The two reputed Companies responded to the needs in colour washing and painting of the 44 houses built under the ‘owner-driven’ methodology with funding assistance from Caritas Switzerland. The 44 families who are among the poorest of the poor and severely displaced by back-to-back disasters of the north/east conflict and the 2004 Tsunami were identified by Caritas Trincomalee EHED in 2015. Each house which is 475 sq. ft. in size costed Rs. 620,000.00 and built through the owner-driven approach with community participation.

The Causeway decorative paints were made available by Macbertan (Private) Ltd., were distributed to each family and the painting of the 44 houses has been completed by the communities themselves.
Caritas Sri Lanka is grateful to Ms. Shehara Jayawardena, Group Managing Director McLaren’s Holdings and Mr. Dilip Parikh, Director Lalan Fabrics, and their respective Teams for the generous support and contribution in this effort.

Caritas EHED Trincomalee is one of the 13 Diocesan Centres of the Caritas Sri Lanka national network. The project is due to be officially inaugurated in July 2017.