ChildFund Sri Lanka was established in 1985 as part of the international child development and sponsorship programs operating around the world. As an international development sector organization, ChildFund Sri Lanka seeks to improve the lives of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children providing them the capacity and the opportunity to be young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.

We currently work in ten districts providing support to over 200,000 children youth, their families and communities in the country.

Our Team

Aditi Ghosh
Country Director
Dinantha Thambavita
Resource Development Director
Vijay Naugain
Human Resources
Odrie Egbuji
Dr. Rajan Thavaseelan
Director - Program and Sponsorship
ChildFund Sri Lanka Team

Message from the desk of our Country Director

Children need protection, support and care at each stage of childhood, to live, learn and grow without fear of violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination. It is their fundamental right. Over four decades, ChildFund Sri Lanka is working with partners, governments and various stakeholders in creating the safe environments children need to thrive. Our programs create sustainable change in communities across the country impacting the lives of nearly 200,000 children, youth and their family members each year. Comprehensive life-stage approach: (Age 0-5 years: Healthy & Secure; Age 6-14 years: Educated & Confident; Age 15-24 years: Skilled & Involved) has created meaningful contributions to the health, education, safety and skills of children and youth, in Sri Lanka.

With our new organizational strategy, Growing Connections 2030, we look towards a future where we will not only create impact with more children and families than ever before, but we will do so through expanded partnerships and deeper relationships. At ChildFund, our vision is for a world where every child realizes their rights and achieves their potential. We base our work on our values of Connection, Honesty, Innovation, Learning and Diversity, equity and inclusion. ChildFund creates a culture where diversity of people, thought and experience is celebrated, and everyone is welcomed equally.


The current crisis in Sri Lanka has created the conditions for increased vulnerability, poverty, and destitution among a significant proportion of the population. It has put children at a higher risk. They are more susceptible to malnutrition, abuse, exploitation and lack of access to education. Youth experiences uncertainty regarding their future. Children with disabilities are at greater risk. It is more urgent than ever to rise to the challenges together — so that children can face the challenges ahead of them in a better manner. Our mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities. We hope our work inspires you to join us on this path. Because, to reach our ambitious goals, of one million smiles by 2026 in Sri Lanka, we need each of you unified with us in this common goal.

Thank you,

Aditi Ghosh

Country Director