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History of UNICEF in Sri Lanka

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UNICEF’s association with Sri Lanka began in the early 1950s with programmes coordinated through offices in India. UNICEF Sri Lanka was established on 27th January 1969 on the signing of the Basic Cooperation Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and UNICEF. The first Sri Lanka country office was established in Colombo in 1973.

Since then, UNICEF has achieved some memorable milestones.



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