The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

LK country flag Sri Lanka

Key partners

European Union

Government of Sri Lanka

Korea International Cooperation Agency

United Nations Sri Lanka

World Bank

UNOPS operations in Sri Lanka focus on social and economic development projects that build in-country national capacity.

From Colombo, UNOPS supports infrastructure needs at innovation, policy and implementation levels, through involvement in disaster risk reduction and management for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

We aim to address vital climate change and environmental issues such as water resource management and solid waste management. Teams further assist with strengthening operational and technical capacities of actors at national and sub-national levels towards meeting their commitments vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda.

Our work across the region focuses on high-quality sustainable infrastructure and procurement services, while delivering projects in a timely manner by using the most relevant technologies. These projects, implemented in cooperation with national governments, donors and UN organizations, provide social and economic benefits to vulnerable populations across South Asia and contribute to poverty eradication.

Key Information

  • UNOPS impact in Sri Lanka

    • Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems developed in two districts in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, facilitating better waste management services to more than 650,000 people in the country.
    • Procured over $28 million worth of laboratory and medical equipment for the government of Sri Lanka in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    • Supporting resilience building of over 100 civil societies in Sri Lanka. 
    • Rehabilitated the Korea-Sri Lanka Friendship Hospital and designed and constructed its new neo-natal ward. 

  • 87.72%
    People using at least basic drinking water services
    People using at least basic drinking water services (% of population)

    The percentage of people using at least basic water services. This indicator encompasses both people using basic water services as well as those using safely managed water services. Read more.

    Source: (2022)

    Primary school enrollment
    School enrollment, primary (% gross)

    Gross enrollment ratio is the ratio of total enrollment, regardless of age, to the population of the age group that officially corresponds to the level of education shown. Primary education provides children with basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills along with an elementary understanding of such subjects as history, geography, natural science, social science, art, and music.

    Source: (2021)

    Maternal mortality ratio
    Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)

    Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die from pregnancy-related causes while pregnant or within 42 days of pregnancy termination per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on the proportion of maternal deaths among non-AIDS deaths in women ages 15-49, fertility, birth attendants, and GDP.

    Source: (2020)

    Total population

    Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

    Source: (2021)

  • Flag LK Contact Details

    UNOPS Sri Lanka Multi-Country Office

    No.2, Don Carolis Road

    Colombo 05

    Sri Lanka

    Tel: +94 11 2665146

    Fax: +94 11 2665142


Active projects in the region

Key partners