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The Department of External Resources coordinates the programmes of services of foreign experts and volunteers with the donors and line ministries. Based on the requests made by line ministries, suitable experts / volunteers are identified and necessary steps are taken to recruit them.

Agencies who provides volunteer service to Sri Lanka

  • Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA)
  • Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA)
  • United Nations Agency
  • Government of Australia
  • World University Service

Role of the ERD on International Volunteerism

  • Co-ordinate donor agencies and the relevant line agencies to assign the international Volunteers to the various agencies
  • Grant entry VISA for the identified Volunteers
  • Grant residence VISA for the Volunteers
  • Monitoring of the Volunteers’ activities in Sri Lanka
  • Grant extension of the services of the Volunteers if necessary
  • Issuing identity cards for volunteers

Process of assigning volunteers


Main Sectors of Volunteer Service

  • Korean Language
  • Japanese Language
  • English Language     
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Community Development  
  • Art
  • Computer
  • Physical Education
  • Taekwondo
  • Welding
  • Social Welfare  
  • Cookery
  • Western Music


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