Community-led Projects in Sri Lanka

Supporting Important Local Causes

One of the core interests of Tikalanka is the support and development of community-based projects in Sri Lanka. Involving the local community in a responsible and sustainable travel policy is the only way of limiting the long-term environmental and social impact of tourism. Ensuring that local communities benefit from the money travellers bring into the country is a priority and Tikalanka is developing close links with community-led projects on the island for this purpose.

Forgotten Village Sri Lanka

The Asian Tsunami highlighted the plight of coastal communities in Sri Lanka and our initial projects were targeted at Sri Lankan individuals and communities devastated by the tsunami (please ask us for details). However, many other communities away from the coast also lack essential materials and services and our objective is to offer long-term support to such Sri Lankan individuals and communities. By channelling all donations received by Forgotten Village Sri Lanka (a not-for-profit charitable organisation) into community-based projects on the island, we hope to provide sustained assistance to these communities in their endeavour to improve their lives. Tikalanka makes a contribution to Forgotten Village Sri Lanka for every holiday booked.

“All accommodation had very comfortable beds (so important on a touring/safari type of holiday) and were clean and comfortable. Food generally excellent (two exceptions already mentioned), varied and in large quantities!”

Ivor, Jennifer, David & Dawn