Sri Lankan Disaster Relief Program

This is an initiative by a group of alumni from Trinity College Kandy, Sri Lanka. Our belief is that when our fellow countrymen and brethren require our aid, we should step up to help those in need.

All funds raised would go towards donating food and essential items to those who are affected by the recent Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka.

DETAILS ON HOW EXACTLY THE DONATED FUNDS WERE SPENT WILL BE SENT TO ALL THOSE WHO DONATED.

Funds will be distributed among many temporary camps across Sri Lanka for people who have been affected by floods and landslides. We are planning to hand deliver the collected items for distribution on Sunday the 29th, May.

1. Dry rations (Dhal, Rice, Canned Fish, Biscuits, Sugar)
2. Cereal – Baby food items
3. Baby Milk Powder /Milk powder
4. Cooking utensils
5. Clothes (new or used but in very good condition)
6. Blankets & Mats
7. Bottled water

Contact the Organizers:

Shalith Bulumulle : +94772327473
Thimal Samarasekera: +94777525952
Chathuska Rambukwella: +94723487965 
Shaheem Azher: +94773207480
Gaminda Herath: +94775512777
Anjana Wijekoon: +94773537099
Yash Dahanayake: Contact via GoFundMe

Summary:

1. Who we are: We are, namely, Shalith Bulumulle, Thimal Samarasekera, Chathuska Rambukwella, Shaheem Azher, Gaminda Herath, Anjana Wijekoon and Yash Dahanayake

2. Where we're from: We were born and raised in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka and attended Trinity College Kandy, Sri Lanka together. But now living in different regions in Sri Lanka as well as the United States of America.

3. Our relationship to the parties we're raising funds for: Fellow citizens of Sri Lanka

4. How the funds will be spent and how we intend to get the funds to those in need:

Phase I:

Buy a certain amount of essential goods and medicines with a portion of the funds and donate the goods directly to the Sri Lankan branch of Red Cross International. The Red Cross Sri Lanka Foundation would then distribute these items among the affected people. For more details regarding Red Cross  Sri Lanka, visit http://www.redcross.lk/

Phase II:

Buy essential goods, medicines and other required items with the funds and personally hand-deliver these on 29th May 2016 to Disaster Victims located at Neelabadda and Saliayawewa villages in the Puttalam District of Sri Lanka.

Phase III:

In collaboration with the Educate Lanka Foundation, sponsor a few students for one year for their complete educational needs. For more details regarding Educate Lanka, visit https://educatelanka.org/

Phase IV:

If any funds are left after Phases I - III, another efficient method of helping out the disaster victims will be determined by the organizers.

Pictures of the Disaster (from Reuters, CNN and AFP):

Donations (0)

  • Shiyam Buran 
    • 10 $ 
    • 14 mos
  • Michael Fortunati 
    • 100 $ 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 58 $ 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 30 $ 
    • 41 mos
  • Chanaka Amarasekarage 
    • 50 $ 
    • 41 mos

Organizer

Yash Dahanayake 
Organizer
Los Angeles, CA
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