Internews has worked in Sri Lanka since 2005, when the country’s independent media was virtually non-existent, increasing the flow of quality, trusted information on key local issues. Our work focuses on transparency and accountability, reconciliation, peaceful pluralism, religious freedom, civic technology, and youth media literacy.
Internews has proven itself a trusted stakeholder in the country’s media and civil society landscape, working closely with local Tamil and Sinhala speaking journalists, media outlets and CSOs to build capacity and forge new networks. Internews adds value through its: highly experienced local team; convening power to connect local media and civil society with technical expertise and global technological innovations; established financial management and granting procedures that have supported over 100 media and civil society organizations across nine regions of Sri Lanka; and, demonstrated experience of adaptive and proactive management in response to shifting political conditions.
The Internews Sri Lanka office is based in Colombo the capital. Visit our Facebook page for updates on current programs.