Disaster Relief - May/June 2017

As done in 2016, CandleAid will carefully select and assist the 2017 flood/landslide victims rebuild their lives. As an immediate response, we have allocated
LKR 500,000 from our general funds to provide relief.
Please click the REPORT button for our disaster relief efforts last year. 

For more information, please contact Capt. Elmo Jayawardena ( or Dil Jayawardena ( or  Romesh Fernando (


CandleAid Lanka

Established in 1995, CandleAid is a goverment approved charity in Sri Lanka. Our belief is “It is better by far to light a solitary candle than to curse the darkness.”

About Us

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CandleAid functions primarily as a link between your act of generosity and someone else’s need. Be a sponsor today and help us combat poverty in Sri Lanka.

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Find out about our key programmes

CandleAid has 3 main programmes – Food, Education and Health. We also run a few general projects. 

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Number of beneficiaries we have helped

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Current Beneficiaries
Current Projects
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Our Focus

CandleAid has 3 main programmes 

Education Programme

Of all the CandleAid initiatives, greater emphasis is given to the education programme as we firmly believe that education provides a springboard to leap out of the well of poverty.

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Food Programme

Candleaid provides food assistance to poor families with children.

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Health Programme

How do the poor react to this dilemma? Already burdened with abject poverty and unable to stretch their income to provide even the basic meals to their children, how do they cope with illness ?

CandleAid’s Health Programme is designed to address this perennial question mainly relating to cancer

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Latest Stories

A collection of stories of the amazing people who work to make another person’s life better. Stories to prove that every candle that you light counts.

Disaster Relief 2016

Due to the extremely harsh weather conditions that prevailed in May 2016 island-wide, there was large scale flooding, disastrous landslides and cyclonic winds that affected the people of Sri Lanka in …
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