Sri Lanka Appeal for Flood Relief Assistance
May 29, 2017
Over 100 lives have been lost while 61,000 families have been rendered homeless due to heavy monsoon rains, in Sri Lanka over the past few days, resulting in floods and landslides. The districts of Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale, Colombo, Kandy, Batticaloa, 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.
Latest updates on the situation can be accessed at www.dmc.gov.lk.
Sri Lankan expatriate community can assist in bringing relief to the affected people by making a monetary contribution.
Monetary donations are encouraged, as it is more economical to purchase immediate relief items locally. Please note that the Sri Lanka Government is not in a position to bear the cost of freight for sending relief items.
Donations can be made by cash, cheque or money order in Australia dollars payable to the Sri Lanka High Commission, and an official receipt will be issued.
Bank transfers can be made through the Sri Lankan High Commission account at the ANZ.
ANZ Account No: 004427941 – BSB: 012 984
Account Name: Sri Lanka High Commission No 1 A/C
Swift Code (for international transfers) : ANZ BAU 3M
Reference: (mandatory) “FLOODS” or “613756”
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with payment confirmation and your contact details to facilitate issuance of an official receipt.
Your contribution for the welfare of the affected people is greatly appreciated.
Sri Lanka High Commission
61 Hampton Circuit, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
Tel: 02 6198 3756