Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka
Posted on May 29th, 2017

High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa, Canada wishes to draw the urgent attention of all Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers to the recent disaster in Sri Lanka due to the severe floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the past few days.  As a result, around 500,000 people have been affected at the moment. Please visit the Disaster Management Center (DMC) website: http://www.dmc.gov.lk/index_english.htm for regular situation updates.

The Ministry of Disaster Management is soliciting urgent material and financial assistance to provide immediate relief services to the affected population.

Material Assistance:

The Ministry of Disaster Management has identified the following materials are urgently required for providing immediate relief.

Items Quantity
Bed Sheets    8,300
Blanket      1,500
Folding Mattress    6,100
Generators     75
Gum Boots      1,250
Life Jackets     500
Mats     9,150
Mobile Toilets       100
Mosquito Net     3,200
Pillows    1,500
Rain Coats      500
Tarpaulin                              7,000
Tent                              5,000
Torch                              1,750
Towels’                              6,300
Umbrellas                                 500
Candle Boxes                              2,200
Match-Box                              2,000
Flash Lights                                 600
Soap                           20,000
Sanitary kits (boxes)                              8,000
Tooth Paste                              9,000
Tooth Brush                              9,000
Samon Tin                           10,000
Milk Packets                              7,500
Cooking Pots (large)                                 300
Water Pumps                                 250
Plates    8,000
Diapers   5,000
School Bags    9,000
Water Bottles (5L)   20,000

 

The Sri Lankan expatriates and well-wishers wishing to make material donations are kindly requested to bear the airfreight/shipment and other related charges. The consignment should only be addressed to the following;

The Secretary,

Ministry of Disaster Management

120/2, Vidya Mawatha,

Colombo 07

Sri Lanka

Financial Assistance:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo has put in place a comprehensive mechanism to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected. The High Commission has been authorized to accept donations in cash for this purpose since it will help to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and rush such items immediately to the affected areas.

Financial contributions could be directed to this High Commission by sending a cheque/bank draft drawn in favour of the High Commission of Sri Lanka”.

Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations through bank transfer/direct deposit are kindly requested to deposit them in the following official bank account of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa.

Name of the Account: High Commission of Sri Lanka

Account No                : 00006 – 77-02914

Name of the Bank     : CIBC

Bank Branch              : Sparks Street, Ottawa

Donors are requested to state the following message in respect of their bank transfers/deposits: Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”.

The donors are also requested to fax or email a copy of the Bank transfer/deposit Receipt to the following Fax No./email address of the Sri Lanka High Commission along with their names, addresses and contact numbers.

Fax No.: (613) 238-8448  / E-Mail:   [email protected]

Every financial contribution will be acknowledged by the High Commission with an official government of Sri Lanka receipt and the financial contributions will be transferred to the General Deposit Account (GDA) of the Government of Sri Lanka, which will eventually be utilized by the Ministry of Disaster Management for immediate relief assistance measures.

For further inquiries please contact the undermentioned officer of the Sri Lanka High Commission.

Mr. Dilan Perera, Attaché, Sri Lanka High Commission

Direct telephone No. 613 234 4875

Gen. Telephone No:  613 233 8449 , Email:  [email protected]

High Commission of Sri Lanka

Ottawa.

29th May 2017

5 Responses to “Request for Flood Relief Assistance to Sri Lanka”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    My FINAL RECOMMENDED LIST of FLOOD RELIEF Contacts for Expatriates:

    1. Manusath Derana

    Account Holder: Manusath Derana
    Account Number: 0011 1000 9530
    Bank Name: Sampath Bank
    Bank Swift Code: BSAMLKLX
    Branch Code: 011
    Bank Address: Sampath Bank, Bamba apitiya, Col 4

    2. Non-Profit Foundation of Kapruka.com (upto $1000)
    http://www.paruka.com/contactus/donate

    3. Ministry of Disaster Management
    Disaster Relief Account

    Account Name: Disaster Relief Fund DST
    Bank Name: Smmpath Bank
    Bank Swift Code: BSAMLKLX
    Beneficiary: Govt of Sri Lanka http://www.cbsl.lk
    Branch Code: 001
    Account Number: 1029 6000 2000 (LKR)
    5029 6000 2000 (USD)
    5029 6100 2000 (GBP)
    5029 6400 2000 (JPY)
    5029 6600 2000 (AUD)
    5029 6900 2000 (EUR)

    4. Round Table Sri Lanka RTSL
    Flood Relief 2017

    Account Name:Round Table Sri Lanka
    Bank Name: National DEvelopment Bank NDB
    Bank Swift Code: NDBSLKLX
    Bank Account Number: 1061 1018 5847
    Bank Address: NDB, Nawam Mawatha Branch,
    Bank Phone: 075 739 5566
    eMail: [email protected]
    Mention name in the reference, email a copy of deposit slip

    Much more information can be found at:
    http://www.pulse.lk/news/can-help-flood-relief-efforts/

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Oops! The Kapruka website name should read “kapruka”

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Ooops! The Kapruka website has to be accessed via “kapruka.com/donate” and NOT from kapruka.com/contactus/donate as I have stated above. SORRY!

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    Ministries are CORRUPT and they distribute goods FIRST to their political families.

    Channel your charity through TRUSTED patriotic organizations.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    A very large number of families in Sri Lanka have lost everything in the floods. They have lost their homes, all of their possessions including furniture, clothes, cooking equipment, and the books and schola supplies essential to the continued education of their children.

    While the GOVERNMENT will help each family in the FULLNESS of TIME, the NEEDS are URGENT. They need HELP NOW and CANNOT WAIT until the slow wheels of government machinery unstick itself and begins to function. Each affected-family needs FOCUSED CONTINUOUS HELP NOW!

    I think it would be a good idea for GENEROUS WELL-TO-DO SPONSORING FAMILIES in Sri Lanka to ADOPT one or more FLOOD-AFFECTED-FAMILIES in Sri Lanka, and help them RECOVER from this MONUMENTAL DISASTER.

    Such helping families can maintain a focused level of help thst would be impossible to achieve by an impersonal government bureaucracy.

    I propose that an organization such as the YMBA in collaboration with Buddhist Temples that know both the well-to-do people and those needing assistance in each community should do this in collaboration with the media organizations that gave already done yeomen service such as Manusath Derana, Sirasa and Hiru TV.

    Once such an organization is quickly setup, the first step should be to CREATE A LIST of the participating Temples, and make a PUBLIC MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT for SPONSORING FAMILIES to volunteer and sign up to adopt flood-affected families in their neighborhoods. Then, each SPONSORING FAMILY can be paired with specific FLOOD-AFFECTED- FAMILY thus avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort while assuring that those in need get the needed help.

    I am convinced that such a API-WENUWEN-API PROGRAM would be the VERY BEST WAY to ensure that no family in need is left behind without SOME HELP and SOMEONE to turn to in their hour of need.

    I plan to do this by myself in collaboration with one or more Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka in the immediate future, irrespective of whether this suggestion is implemented by others.

    However, a SYSTEMATIC Nationwide Program is what is really needed. Once established, it could become a MODEL for coping with FUTURE DISASTERS.

    I also believe that this would be GREAT WAY to promote the UNITY of our NATION and ALL OF OUR PEOPLE leveraging the unfortunate pain and suffering this flood has caused, at a time when the common people are feeling ABANDONED by a PROFLIGATE and UNCARING government.

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