Aide et Action International initiated the project in the Tsunami disaster prone areas of Sri Lanka in 2008. The organisation works in partnership and directly in about 25 villages, and assists members from the community, to re-start businesses that were destroyed. The projects are supported by the United Nation Development Programme(UNDP).
In Sri Lanka, Aide et Action International has also initiated the livelihood education programme called the iLEAD. Targeted to the poor youth of the slums and war affected and disaster prone districts of Galle, Colombo, Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Jaffna, iLEAD Sri Lanka provides vocational training to help them secure an entry level job in the market. The training helps them to enter into the mainstream and leads them towards a decent life. It focuses on trades like ITES, Hospitality, Automobile, Customer Relation, Spoken English, Printing and Networking, DTP, German Language and Tourism Guide and Electrician.