In Sri Lanka, the percentage of the poor has decreased considerably in the past years. In 2013 6.7 percent of the population lived below the national poverty line. A decade ago this was 22.7 percent. The high youth unemployment also causes worries. To secure peace in Sri Lanka, above all the development in the northern and eastern regions of the country must be promoted where many people in the former civil war areas live at subsistence level.
Kolping in Sri Lanka
Kolping Sir Lanka currently has 700 members in about 41 Kolping Families. Through active associational work Kolping contributes to strengthen the civil society in Sri Lanka and give people new hope.