Although our country office in Sri Lanka closed in 2014, we continue to run some projects in the country through our South Asia office.


A new charity, Janathakshan - meaning ‘people’s technology’ or ‘technology for people’ - has been created to continue the legacy of Practical Action in Sri Lanka.

Janathakshan will continue demonstrate viable technology based approaches to poverty reduction on the ground through innovative projects, generating knowledge to share, network and be a strong advocate at the national level and beyond.

Visit the Janathakshan website

Janathakshan Regional Office
No 05, Lionel Edirisinghe Mawatha,
Sri Lanka

Tel: +94-11-7885500



We have worked in Sri Lanka for over 30 years, with a country office established between 1989 and 2014. An archive of project information and news is available.

Technical resources

Our technical information service offers free downloads of practical information on a range of development topics.

We also have a technical enquiry service where anyone working in poverty reduction, or on small-scale technology projects, can ask a question and receive a response from our local experts free of charge

South Asia office

Our remaining work in Sri Lanka is managed through our South Asia office in Katmandhu. We also work in Bangladesh, Nepal and India, with consultancy work throughout the region.

Where we work

From a South Asia regional office in Nepal and a country office in Bangladesh, we manage projects and consultancy work across the region.

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