The Indian Plate, a major tectonic plate that was once part of the Indo-Australian Plate, is where Sri Lanka is located. The Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait separate Sri Lanka from the Indian subcontinent’s mainland, which is located southwest of the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean. A land bridge existed between Sri Lanka and the Indian mainland, according to Hindu mythology. At this point, all that remains above sea level is a chain of limestone shoals. Until cyclones deepened the channel, it was supposedly passable on foot until 1480 AD, according to legend. The depth of some areas remains as low as one meter. The majority of the island is made up of rolling to flat coastal plains, with only mountains rising in the south-central region.

Volunteer Abroad Sri Lanka’s Social and Conservation ProgramsVolunteer Abroad Sri Lanka’s Social and Conservation ProgramsOur volunteer programs offer a secure and enlightening experience working on a school project, preserving sea turtles, providing health care, and constructing and renovating historic buildings.

A Broader View has hosted hundreds of university student groups, peace corps alternative teens, and family volunteer programs in our Sri Lankan medical, education, and social welfare projects. We offer housing for up to 25 volunteers. It is possible to personalize groups of five or more people who want to volunteer together. A Broader View Volunteers has extensive experience organizing individualized service trips for small groups with students, teachers, and families in Sri Lanka. From one week to eight weeks, we can also customize for single travelers, couples, families, and mature volunteers.