(Update : 10th June, 2017)

The magnitude of the Disaster in Sri Lanka in May 2017 as a result of the torrential rains. Flash floods commenced after just two days of rains and along with the mud slides and heavy flooding wreaked havoc in 15 districts.  Breach of the Banks of the many rivers that Sri Lanka is blessed with coupled with unplanned and ill-advised stone and soil quarrying for development is considered to be some of the causes.

Urgent Appeal as of June 9, 2017

Cash donations are welcome.

Please do send us the details to send you a receipt

 

If you are in SRI LANKA : 
Board of Social Responsibility, Ac no 0002322662 Bank of Ceylon Independence Square

If you are OVERSEAS : 
Diocese of Colombo – Relief and Rehabilitation Fund
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank   -   Account: 01 1023241 03   -   Swift: SCBLLKLX

Toiletries

Linen

Detergents

Cooking Utensils

Cleaning equipment

School requirements

Footwear

Mosquito nets

Dry Rations

Clothes

We still need volunteers!

For coordination and packing (at Colombo)

as well as cleaning and distribution in flood affected areas

Please see our Facebook page for pictures and casual information. https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofcolombo.bsr/?pnref=story

 

Amidst allegations that Sri Lanka – even though it faced a similar flood (lesser magnitude) one year ago – was not prepared for this disaster on many levels, the government, it’s troops, ordinary citizens and institutions including the Church have mobilised themselves to face the emergency the best they can (post-event) with the support of the donations flowing in from within the country and the international community.

Please see the update on work done by the Board of Social Responsibility of the Diocese by clicking on the link below

http://www.dioceseofcolombo.lk/78-site/326-may-2017-floods-and-landslides

 

 


(Old Article : 25th May, 2017)

We appeal to the churches to pray for those affected by the rising waters and the floods in various parts of Sri Lanka.

Some of our churches and many of our parishioners have been affected along with many others from all communities.

The Board of Social Responsibility is working on the prevailing situation and our clergy are assisting through providing meals and temporary shelter in our churches for those who need it.  So far the most affected is the Southern & Sabaragamuwa Regions.

The specific needs will be communicated as soon as we have a clearer picture.  Meanwhile, do NOT collect any items but use this time to get a group of lay people together and make all arrangements to collect relief items when required and volunteers who may be able to take a couple of days each to help in the disaster recovery efforts.  Keep your churches and parish halls arranged and on standby to accept displaced people if you are in the vicinity of an area that may be affected.  We need you! Be prepared to help! 

Thank you!

Binnu Jeevarajan

BSR Coordinator

 

Please contact Binnu Jeevarajan, BSR Coordinator on Office : 0114848833 or Mobile : 0766417741 for any information

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