Cesvi started working in Sri Lanka after the 2005 tsunami with post-emergency and reconstruction projects. In particular, considerable know-how was developed in the Ampara and Trincomalee districts, especially as far as reconstruction, children and fishing are concerned. Important recognitions were obtained from local authorities and international organizations. The projects in the Ampara region were focused on rehabilitation of destroyed schools and orphanages and reached over 2,000 beneficiaries mostly being students and orphans and of course the community at large. In 2009, In the framework of an intervention funded by the Italian Civil protection, in partnership with Aispo (an Italian NGO), Cesvi implemented a water and sanitation project to support the Tamil war affected population living inside the IDP camps in Vavunya district. Since July 2009 Cesvi has distributed daily approximately 120,000 liter of drinkable water, has built 680 emergency toilets, distributed 4,000 hygiene kits and donated 4 tractors with bowsers to the local authorities for the water supply.
Cesvi does not operate in Sri Lanka at the moment.