After the terrible pandemic years and time of serious economic and social challenges in Sri Lanka, Trustees were once again able to visit the island. In January and February 2023, Joy and David Cooper spent a most enjoyable few weeks catching up on various existing projects and developing new ones. They met children whose education we are supporting, visited schools and the work being done through various Rotary International global Grants.

The very latest project supported by various Rotary Clubs and a Global Grant is to establish an operating theatre at Peradeniya Teaching Hospital in Kandy, dedicated to surgical operations needed by pregnant women, their unborn babies and neonates. The mortality rate of women and babies in childbirth is high and hopefully this new theatre will save many lives.