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V P Niroshan  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: February 8, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Sri Lanka
  • Center: Devsiripura Talawakelle Comfort Student Center
  • Child ID: LK2080034
    • Waiting: 189 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Niroshan lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, buying or selling in the market and caring for children. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Niroshan participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing with cars and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Niroshan will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Niroshan lives in the hillside community of Devsiripura, home to approximately 4,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include fevers, colds, coughs and malnutrition. Most adults in Devsiripura work as day laborers, in factories, in domestic services or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $85 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and committed and qualified teachers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Devsiripura Talawakelle Comfort Student Center to provide Niroshan with Bible teaching, picnics, health screenings, supplemental food, indoor and outdoor games, guidance and counseling and educational field trips.
Sri Lanka is an island located just south of India in the Indian Ocean. The terrain is made up of low-lying plains, although there is a mountainous region in the southern part of the island. Because of the tropical location, Sri Lanka experiences an extremely rainy climate, with monsoons in the northeast from December to March and monsoons in the southwest from June to October.

The majority of Sri Lankans are Sinhalese, although a small percentage of the population is also made up of Moors and Tamil. Sinhala is the official language, the other national language being Tamil. Although English is used in the government, only 10% of the population speaks English. Buddhism is the dominant religion practiced by 69% of Sri Lankans, while a small minority practice Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. As Sri Lanka is located in close proximity to major shipping routes in the Indian Ocean, much of the economy consists of exporting goods. More than half of Sri Lanka's exports are textiles and garments. Many Sri Lankans work abroad, mainly in the Middle East.

In the 16th and 17th centuries, the island was controlled first by the Portuguese and then the Dutch. Sri Lanka celebrated its independence in 1948 although at that time it was known as Ceylon; it was not known as Sri Lanka until 1972. Beginning in 1983, the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority fought an ethnic war that lasted for more than two decades. Efforts by Norway in 2002 to broker a peace agreement between the government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in early 2008 were unsuccessful, and the conflict continued until May of 2009, when the government defeated the LTTE, finally bringing resolution to the longstanding unrest.

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