Sri Lanka Appeal for Flood Relief Assistance
Due to heavy monsoon rains, several areas in Sri Lanka have been affected by serious flooding and landslides. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), over 156 lives have been lost and more than 108 missing while 503,506 people have been affected. The districts of Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale, Colombo, Kandy, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu have been the worst affected.
The Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating rescue and relief measure in consultation with the Government’s Disaster Management Centre. The tri forces, police and relevant government agencies have been deployed to assist the flood victims and provide necessary relief and for search and rescue operations in the affected areas.
The latest updates on the situation can be accessed thru www.dmc.gov.lk .
Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers can assist in bringing relief to the affected people by making in kind or monetary contributions.
Monetary donations are encouraged, as it is more economical to purchase immediate relief items locally. Please kindly note that the Sri Lanka Government is not in a position to bear the cost of freight for sending in kind relief items.
Donations can be made by cash or cheque in Philippine Peso or US Dollars payable to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila to which an official receipt will be issued under title “Contributions to Flood Relief”.
Name of the Bank : BDO – BANCO DE ORO
Address : BDO, G.C. Corporate Plaza Building Branch, Legaspi St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
Account Name : The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
USD Account No : 1053 400 62326
Peso Account No : 005 348 010 620
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with payment confirmation to facilitate the issuance of an official receipt.
Your solidarity in this hour of need is greatly appreciated.
Sri Lanka Embassy
Telephone: (02) 812-0124 to 25