RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN SRI LANKA
Posted on May 26th, 2018

Embassy of Sri Lanka Washington DC

As you are aware, heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have caused severe flooding and the threat of landslides. As of today, at least twenty lives have been lost, and 153,712 people (40,017 families) have been affected in 20 districts. The government is evacuating people in low-lying areas. Four main rivers have reached flood level, while four districts are on red alert for possible landslides. Spill gates of many reservoirs have been opened across the island.

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management together with security forces personnel are engaged in relief work.

The people and the government of Sri Lanka are grateful for the concern and support being expressed by Sri Lankan expatriates and the international community, and their desire to assist Sri Lanka at this difficult juncture.

Well-wishers living in the United States can contribute to relief operations through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. The Embassy accepts cash, cheques and money orders drawn out in favour of the Embassy of Sri Lanka. (Address: Embassy of Sri Lanka, 3025 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington DC 20008.) Contributions will be acknowledged with an official receipt by the Embassy as Contributions to Flood Relief and will be transmitted to the Disaster Relief Account operated by the Ministry of Disaster Management through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alternatively, financial contributions can be sent directly to the National Disaster Relief Service Centre:

Disaster Relief Account No: 7040171
Bank of Ceylon, Torrington Square
SWIFT Code: BCEYLKLX
Ministry of Disaster Management

Embassy of Sri Lanka
Washington DC

May 26, 2018

 

One Response to “RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN SRI LANKA”

  1. dingiri bandara Says:

    As much as I would like to make a donation, going by what happened to the defense fund tsunami relief fund and other funds , I am afraid to make any more donations, as I am afraid because I do not know if the money will not be misappropriated.After the floods in Ratnapura, I sent money to people who had relatives who were badly affected.
    There are so many very very rich people in Sri Lanka including the politicians with billions of rupees earned legitimately or illegitimately. Especially the rich politicians, who say they want to serve the people, should spend to take care of flood relief.
    So I have decided to donate money to people I know.

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