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UNICEF Sri Lanka launches website

Colombo, 11 September, 2006 – UNICEF Sri Lanka has launched its website. The new website covers a comprehensive range of children’s issues in Sri Lanka today, and tells the story of how UNICEF is working with its partners to fulfil children’s rights.

The website contains articles, reports, analysis, feature stories, press releases and photos focusing on the many issues that face the country’s children today: • Children affected by conflict

• The continuing effort to help children recover from the tsunami

• Construction of schools and health centres for vulnerable populations

• The nutrition of Sri Lanka’s children and the importance of safe water and good sanitation •

 The ongoing campaign against child sex tourism

• Support for the prevention of child recruitment, and for the rehabilitation of former child soldiers

• Education to raise awareness of the risk of mines

• Child Friendly Schools

• Detailed information on UNICEF’s work in all regions of Sri Lanka

“We hope this new website will provide a window for Sri Lankans and the international community to see what needs to be done to ensure that each and every Sri Lankan child has a chance to thrive,” says Joanna Van Gerpen, UNICEF’s Representative in Sri Lanka.

Please visit our website at

UNICEF welcomes all parties to re-print and re-use the materials on the website – provided that they are not changed and that an acknowledgement is given to UNICEF.

For more information please contact:

Junko Mitani, Communication Officer, UNICEF Sri Lanka, tel: 94-11-2555270 ext 250 Mobile: 94-(0)-777416742

Suzanne Davey, Communications Assistant, UNICEF Sri Lanka, tel: 94-11 2555270 ext 247 Mobile: 94-(0)-77 316 5378

Harasha Gunewardene, Media Consultant, UNICEF Sri Lanka, tel: 94-11 2555276 ext 305 Mobile: 94-(0)-77 3733 781



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