Oxfam built temporary housing for Kalametiya immediately after the tsunami. When we arrived in March 2005, we helped attach some palm leaf covering to the porches at the front doors. Some residents preferred to stay outside and socialize with their neighbors.
As part of the Ball State capASIA study abroad program in 2005, we were able to help start one of the first public, post-tsunami rebuilding project in Sri Lanka. You can also find capASIA alumni on Facebook.