Sarvodaya has been a presence in every part of Sri Lanka, before the Tsunami. Below is the number of Sarvodaya and Government villages in the Matara District. Please keep in mind that these numbers includes many unaffected villages.
| . | *Government* | *Sarvodaya* |
| Divisional Secretariats | 16 | 14 |
| Villages | 1,598 | 633 |
h1. Sarvodaya Villages Affected by the Tsunami
Sarvodaya is focusing its relief effort on 226 villages where it has an active and longstanding presence. Almost all of these villages have a local Sarvodaya representative that lives in the village and many have Sarvodaya SEEDS banks.
| Villages | Families | Population | Affected Families | Affected Population | Deaths |
| 26 | 3,169 | 15,845 | 2,506 | 90,735 | 242 |
| Destroyed Houses | Damaged Houses | Common Buildings | Damaged Toilets | Damaged Wells |
| 704 | 731 | 6 | not available | not available |
h1. District Information
This is the general information for the district, as of 12 Jan 2005.
| Divisions | Destroyed Houses | Deaths | Missing |
| 09 | 14,500 | 1,205 | 404 |
h1. Displaced Persons
These is the district level data, including all camps available for survey at the time.
| Families | People | No. of Camps | People in the Camps |
| 10,725 | 41,900 | 58 | 17,157 |
h1. Sarvodaya Services to Camps
Sarvodaya provides support to many camps and operates its own.
| No. of Camps | People in the Camps | Sarvodaya Operated Camps | People in Sarvodaya Camps |
| 2 | 790 | 2 | 790 |
h1. Sarvodaya Camp Information
This is the detailed location and contact information for the Sarvodaya camps listed above.
| Basic Information | Camp 01 | Camp 02 |
| Divisional Secretariat | Waligama | Devinuwara |
| Grama Niladari | Mahawedeya | Gandara West |
| Village | Mahawedeya | Gandara |
| Officer | LP Bandusena | MN Gunawathe |
| Nearest Police | Waligama | Gandara |
| Nearest Hospital | Walana Hospital | Thalala Hospital |