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Sri Lanka

Aid Sri Lanka (http://www.aidsrilanka.com) has information on agencies providing relief at Ground zero, as well as links to further information resources in Sri Lanka.

Youth >> Sri Lanka in Crisis

[1] (http://www.ucsy.com/lifesaver/index.htm/)


Help the survivors by donating funds to purchase a device that produces fresh drinking water. Each machine is capable of producing 5000 liters of fresh drinking water daily. 20 machines were shipped out today to Sri Lanka. http://www.ucsy.com/lifesaver/index.htm

Governmental Organizations

  • Sri Lankan Rupavahini

Sri Lankan Rupavahini (http://www.rupavahini.lk/asp/more.asp) donation: Cash could be credited to a/c no:004530137584 Bank of Ceylon Torrington branch Or a/c no: 014-1-001-0-0136235 Union Place branch of the Peoples Bank Or a/c no: 00 22 21 Any branch of the Sampath Bank. Money should be credited to the Rupavahini Social Service Fund

Non-Governmental Organizations

  • SLMR - Sri Lanka Medical Relief

The key targets for funding are rebuilding houses and water sanitation services for the poorest victims on the coastal regions. Registered, all voluntier, 100% non-profit. www.lankaaid.org/

  • DisasterSOS Sri Lanka

DisasterSOS - Sri Lanka (http://www.DisasterSOS.org) - Disaster SOS is a Disaster Management Organization Based in Colombo Medical Faculty of University of Colombo Sri Lanka > Currently Serving in Tsunami Affected Areas With Mobile Medical Relief Camps.

  • GlobalGiving (http://www.globalgiving.com/tsun.html) - Directly support relief and reconstruction projects in Sri Lanka - 7121 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 Tel: (301) 652-8455 Fax: (301)652-8420 email: help@globalgiving.com website: www.globalgiving.com/tsun.html

phone: Suraj Nair (M)0094777701226 (R)0094112507876 email: snair_in@yahoo.com - titled Tsunami relief

  • Tsunami Aid for Galle

Info and Contact (http://www.tsunami-aid.de/) A medium term plan for the fishing community at Galle, Sri Lanka provided by a local self-help organization.

  • Lanka Academic Network

Online Donations (http://www.theacademic.org/)

  • Sarvodaya

Sarvodaya (http://sarvodaya.org/) Biggest local NGO in Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka Tsunami Recovery (www.SriLankaRecovery.org)

Sri Lanka Tsunami Recovery (http://www.srilankarecovery.org) US based nonprofit founded in response to the tsunami disaster to raise funds for the long-term reconstruction of Sri Lanka through projects such as building houses and orphanages. Please visit our web site for more information about our mission and to make an online donation (http://www.srilankarecovery.org/donations.htm).

  • Tamil Rehabilation Organization (TRO)

TRO (http://www.troonline.org/) Donate via paypal on their site [2] (http://www.troonline.org/en/) Phone 00 94 112 693254 (Colombo); 00 94 21 228 3947 (killinochi) Appeal for aid help urgently for providing food, medical help, transport, temporary shelters and other urgent humanitarian assistance for the hundreds of thousands of the displaced people in Sri Lanka. The following are their immediate needs:

    • Food (includes milk powder, precooked food) for 80 000 familes, 3 times/day, meals for two weeks.
    • Non food items (includes kitchen utensils, 100 000 mats)
    • Clothing (special concern for women and children)
    • Drugs (paracetamol, antibiotics, dressings, suture material, disposable syringes)
    • water purification tablets (500 000) and water containers (5 lit. capacity)
    • Temporary shelters (25,000 tents for a family of 4 and 50 medical tents)
    • portable generators (50)

US-based organization

  • Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka International Appeal

The Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka are not collecting money themselves but are working with local partners - the respected Rotary Club of Colombo Regency.

How you can help:

The Rotary Club of Colombo Regency, plans to implement the relief effort in phases in order for it to be effective.The immediate need is for water and dry food items like biscuits, and canned fish, as displaced people are unable to cook meals just yet. In addition, basic medicines and clothing are also essential.

The second phase in a few days will be to provide dry rations, milk powder etc. as hopefully by that time people would have been moved into refugee camps.The third phase (5 to 7 days) would be to conduct health camps to prevent/treat any outbreak in disease caused by polluted water and lack of proper sanitation etc at the refugee camps.In the longer term, rebuilding of life and property would take an enormous effort and would need worldwide help.If you wish to contribute by way of any items listed above or by cash or kind, please write into this site or phone/email: Tharanga Gunaratne +94 777 389075, tkg_lk@yahoo.com

You can send cash contributions in the form of Cheques/Drafts/Money Orders as per the details given below: Beneficiary - "Rotary Club of Colombo Regency" Account No: 001-003771-002 Bank Name : HSBC Postal Address : 24 Sir Baron Jayatilleke Mw, Colombo 01, Sri Lanka SWIFT Address : HSBCLKLX

For items sent from overseas, The Rotary Club have arranged for duty waivers. Please make sure that you specify the beneficiary as the "Rotary Club of Colombo Regency", c/o Bary Jaleel, 15 Cambridge Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

However, send an email The Rotary Club with your full name, contact details and your contribution amounts and modes, so that they could keep a track. You can also log onto http://www.lankafood.com/ and select the medicines and food items you would like to sponsor, and pay for on line. Details of items needed and their rates will be published on this site.

Autism Awareness Campaign Sri Lanka

http://members.tripod.com/autism_srilanka http://autismsrilanka.blogspot.com

  • National Library Appeal

National Library and Documentation Services Board, Sri Lanka for books in libraries destroyed by the tsunami: Link [[3] (http://www.natlib.lk/web-1.htm)]

  • Direct delivery to the Red Cross

http://www.lanka.info/shops/specialGifts/donations.jsp