UK Students for Sri Lanka Emergency Relief

£6,853 of £7,000 goal

Raised by 424 people in 2 months
Hello everyone, I'm sure by now everyone who is visiting this GoFundMe page has witnessed the horrifying events that unfolded in Sri Lanka on the 21st of April 2019.  The country is reeling  from the eight major explosions that took the lives of 290 innocent people with an additional 500+ injured. While settling into the aftermath of the disaster, there are still numerous bombs that are being defused all around. 

We, the Sri Lankan community of the UK, have more security in our lives than anyone of our loved ones and general population back in our country.  We should take this privilege to go above and beyond to extend our hand to the ones in need of more security right now.  This GoFundMe page has been set up by the students of the Sri Lankan societies of the UK universities in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Colombo to raise £3000 for emergency relief. This is in no means a limit but a minimal goal. (£1= 226.65 Sri Lankan Rupees which in itself is enough to fund for one meal, if not more.)

We have banded together to work towards this shared goal in hopes that more and more people will be encouraged to get involved  as a result. We can get through this with unity, thank you in advance for your generosity! Donations are not limited to UK residents or students,  just please spread the word. Our country needs us more than ever!

Thank you to the Sri Lankan societies of the following universities for their initiative:
University of Manchester
Imperial College London
University of Bristol
University College London
King's College London
University of Birmingham
London School of Economics
University of Warwick
University of Sheffield
University of Salford
Kingston University 
University of Southhampton
City, University of London
University of Nottingham
Queen Mary University of London
University of Liverpool
University of Huddersfield
University of Glasglow
+ more will hopefully be announced!

And thank you to the Rotary Club of Colombo for making this possible.

For further inquiries, do not hesitate to reach out to the following  pages:
Facebook- @uomslsoc
Instagram- @uomslsoc
Further details of the project will be finalised and shared by the Rotary Club Colombo.

I, Neluni Dissanayake, along with the other Presidents of the Sri Lankan societies take responsibility for this GoFundMe page.

*update on 25th of April*
The formal letter regarding the Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial's role in this fundraiser has been received. 
Once the situation is more under control in Sri Lanka, we will post a detailed project plan. However we do know the key focus would be rehabilitation in affected areas by providing necessities. As mentioned in the letter, it should be highlighted that a "need assessment" has to be carried out before allocating such large amount of funds efficiently.
Additionally, We've been in touch with GoFundMe and will work with them, to get funds to the right place.

 https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad69bd521-35a6-4115-973b-62b026269cb5
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To whom it may concern,

After months of effort and contribution, we have reached the final goal set out by this GoFundMe in aid of the victims of the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Therefore, the funds will now be withdrawn and handed over to our beneficiary; as mentioned, this will be the Rotary club of Colombo Centennial on behalf of the victims in need.

Withdrawal of the funds:
The money will be withdrawn by Peshi Wick to a UK based bank account and then immediately transferred to Rotary club’s bank account. A direct withdrawal by Rotary is not possible as the bank account is based in Sri Lanka. Peshi Wick was key in spearheading this fundraiser and the page is set up under her name. She is in direct contact with Mr. Kapila Dodagama, the treasurer of Rotary club of Colombo Centenniel who will be responsible for the funds on the receiving end.

Allocation of funds:
Due to the fact that all needs of the victims mentioned in the previous update have already been funded as of now, we have recieved a new update on fund allocation:

Letter from Rotary Club
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A3173ef04-0355-4223-bcdc-2e2b30439626

Funds required by the victims mentioned
1. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A0ff104ab-0c8f-4f86-acc3-4578615c5b2c
2. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aef53d921-41bf-4abb-a87f-b599be507ad1
3. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ae89df744-fc59-4fdf-bd1d-ba284de81bed

This has been communicated to us directly by Mr. Tissa Dissanayaka, the President of Rotary club of Colombo Centenniel.

We will update the page once funds have been recieved and donated by the Rotary club of Colombo Centenniel.

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed through donating and spreading the word!
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*Update on 13th of May*

An update from Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab2c8682b-8773-4773-ba4f-716b150adba3

The XLS file:
https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Adbd90733-272e-4c0f-ab54-fb8a8be31d50

A few notes:
-The LKR 700,000 mentioned has already been funded by other means, so it is not an allocation of our funds.
-We requested that the Batticaloa victims be given special attention as the area is greatly isolated and underfunded.
-Out of respect for the victims in the XLS files, we have decided to withhold their personal information such as name and address. It is available to you upon request. Once funds have been allocated, more information will be shared with permission.

More updates to follow soon, as mentioned a thorough check for the sources of information must be done before funds are allocated.
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*update on 25th of April*
The formal letter regarding the Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial's role in this fundraiser has been received.
Once the situation is more under control in Sri Lanka, we will post a detailed project plan. However we do know the key focus would be rehabilitation in affected areas by providing necessities. As mentioned in the letter, it should be highlighted that a "need assessment" has to be carried out before allocating such large amount of funds efficiently.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad69bd521-35a6-4115-973b-62b026269cb5
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