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Sumana Wijeratna

Sumana Wijeratna is an urban planner from Sri Lanka whose networks back home and planning experience were valuable assets in her work as a project manager and the project specialist in sustainable community development projects in Sri Lanka. Sumana's experiences inspired her to start up community support programs for poor and vulnerable communities in Sri Lanka, and to establish the Vanlanka Community Foundation as a way to involve the larger community in her activities.

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My Canadian experience inspires my development work in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada writes about the experience of promoting development in her country of origin.