About us

Help us relieve the need, hardship and distress of people living in Sri Lanka

The work of Ragalla Aid Project started in 1997 when Pene Gordon returned to Sri Lanka after 21 years absence and immediately felt called to help the lives of people there. The Ragalla Aid Project became a registered charity in January 2000.

Registered Charity 1079120

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Recent Projects

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Clearing a way in rural areas

In rural Sri Lanka children can be many miles from the nearest school or pre-school (more…)

Celebration for new pre-school

Two new pre-schools were built in 2016 and opened in March. (more…)

Buildings create a community hub

There are plans for two more pre-schools to be opened by Ragalla Aid Project in 2017. (more…)

Water Supplies

The provision of sufficient fresh water is fundamental to life (more…)

Girls’ Home

We have been responsible for the building of three girls homes.

Elderly care

We support three homes for the elderly. (more…)

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We aim to utilise 100% of funds donated for relief & educaiton at the point of need. Administration costs are funded by other means.


Our Story

After 21 years away from Sri Lanka, Pene Gordon returned in 1984 to meet up with some old friends who had worked for her Father. Both were retired and both were almost destitute. They needed help.
Pene started sending out British postal orders to support them but in 1997 she realised that that was not enough and started the Ragalla Aid Project.


Pene Gordon, founder and chairman of the charity, explains why she started the Ragalla Aid Project


From humble beginings, The Ragalla Aid Project started out with just 5 projects in 1997.  By 2007 the list had grown to over 80.

Effective Giving

For every £1 you donate 98 pence is directly spent to help those in need in Sri Lanka. (more…)

Recent Updates

Help us improve lives

Good things in small packages

During visits made to all the pre-schools children are given packs of biscuits (more…)

Well to aid girls home gardening

Funds for a new tube well were top of the wishlist at Mahiladytheivu girls home.

Potting up is way to grow

The Colombo Centre for Special Education provides respite support for the families (more…)

Picnic outing creates precious memories

An away-day picnic was the first chance for children from Bandarawela to ride in a coach.

River trip for former sponsored students

In March 2016 chairman and trustee Pene Gordon met with current and former sponsored students for a river trip.

Shelter and help for elder ‘orphans’

Elderly people are among the individuals sponsored by Ragalla Aid Project.

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