Sri Lanka: Increasing Household Access to Domestic Sanitation in Greater Colombo

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
  • Country
  • Amount
    $5.08 million
  • Approval Date
    December 01, 2011
    Closing Date
    March 31, 2019
  • Donors



Although Sri Lanka has reached upper middle income country status, there is still a need to increase access to improved sanitation services for many residents. This project sought to increase access to domestic sanitation for low-income households. The grant subsidized the cost of improved access to sanitation services for households located in the Greater Colombo metropolitan area, where the National Water Supply & Drainage Board (NWSDB) provides and manages sanitation services. By 2019, the project had connected 44,000 beneficiaries through 8,800 toilets. 

(See special section on GPOBA's participation at 2017 Water Week for highlights on this project)