‪#‎floodreliefsrilanka‬ – We Did It!

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Recent flash floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, triggered by more than three days of heavy rain on around 17th May (some areas had about 300mm of rain falling within a 48-hour period ), have forced one million people from their homes. And ended up claiming more than 100 lives.

19th May I’ve started an online campaign to unite mostly non resident Sri Lankans (and my friends from Australia) for the relief efforts for the affected people. Providing them an opportunity to help the affected people, which they can trust and be confident their donations will be channeled to the right cause and put to good use.

As a result the website [ www.floodreliefsrilanka.info ] and Facebook page [ fb.com/floodreliefsrilanka ] with the # tag [ #‎floodreliefsrilanka ] launched on the same day, to spread the knowledge and information about relief works, situation reports and news. And a fund raising campaign for the flood relief work.

With the help of many friends and many friends like souls who found my efforts trustworthy, I have collected about $1350 for the flood relief fund.

Some media channels and many organisations in Sri Lanka involved in the biggest relief aid campaigns. Resulting people in and around Sri Lanka to line up in thousands to donate for the relief aid. Now that the media hype has died down, so does the donations and aid. And sadly this flood soon will become just a memory and people will move on with their lives, and many poor affected people will continue to struggle for many years to come.

Redevelopment of the affected is a long and slow process. People from many parts of the affected areas are struggling to stand on their feet. We have selected 22 families from Biyagama, who are struggling soo much to recover from the devastated flood. Biyagama is located about 15km from capital Colombo, one of the worst hit areas of recent devastating flood. Many houses damaged and many lost furniture, belongings, cloths, and now even without a pan to cook some rice.

My brother Dr. Amaramalith Jayawardane (fb.com/amaramalith), helped me with coordinating the event and prepared all the groundwork in Sri Lanka. On 19th June (Poson Poya Day) Dr. Amaramalith took a truck full of relief items (22 Mattresses, Pillows, Cooking utensils, Kitchen utensils, Glass plates and cups, Knives, Spice bottles, Books for kids) to Biyagama and distributed directly to the affected people.

I feel truly honored to see people placed their trust on me to do the right thing. And proud to be a Sri Lankan at this moment to witness how we gather as one to help our own, regardless race, religion and ethnicity, from all around the world. And I’m glad this event opened an opportunity for many who eager to donate for the relief work, but were reluctant to trust other channels and or couldn’t find any means to send donations.

I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude for your donations and want to let you know very confidently, every single cent from your donation has been spent only for the flood relief work. And please have a look at these pictures of those innocent people, and be happy you have done a great deed for another human being who suffered the worst in his life.

 

Thank You

Nadula

fb.com/nadula

23/06/2016

 

Photos:

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” – Albert Einstein

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Aftermath

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Hi Dear Friends,

Hope you guys aware that by around 23rd May camps at Aranayake hold off accepting any relief items as they have received enough aid. All the relief aid had to be hand over to Kegalle AG office.

People in flooded areas in and around Colombo were quickly taken care of as ease access to reach the affected. And news about some people grabbing aid impersonating as flood affected people, was heartbreaking.

Some media channels and many organisations involved in the biggest relief aid campaigns. Resulting people in and around Sri Lankato line up in thousands to donate for the relief aid. Now that the media hype has died down, so does the donations and aid. And sadly this flood soon will become just a memory and people will move on with their lives.

But there are thousands of people still live in camps and people going back to their homes are facing the biggest hardship in their lives as for many of them “normal life” is nowhere near.

I find this is the time for me to kick in and spend the money I have collected with the help of you guys, on the welfare of these innocent people, who are now struggling to stand on their feet.

I will be in touch.

 

Nadula
02/06/2016

 

 

 

 

Total collection money now exceeds $1000

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Badge-of-AwesomeHi Dear Friends,

You Guys Are an Awesome Bunch!

We have passed another milestone today.

Total collection money now exceeds $1000

 

Its a great feeling that I could open an opportunity for all my trusted friends and alike so you all can contribute to this great cause.

I say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for trusting me with this great cause and promise you that I will channel these money to the needy in the most trusted manner I can come up with.

I’ll keep you posted.

 

Thank you

Nadula

25/05/2016

 

 

emergency

SL Government Emergency Contact Numbers

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Defence.lk

Emergency numbers for people to contact, regarding any emergency situations due to the severe weather situation prevailing in the country.

  • Army – 0112434251 / 0113818578

  • Navy – 0112445368 / 0112212230 / 0112212231

  • Air Force – 0112343970 / 0112343971

It is also informed to contact the nearest police station, Divisional Secretariat or Disaster Management Centre in case they could not contact the above numbers.


OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF
BLOCK NO.5,
BMICH,
BAUDDHALOKA MAWATHA,
COLOMBO 07,
SRI LANKA.

Tele:    +94112674503
+94112674506
Hot Line:+94113075792
Micro Line : 55649

Fax: +94112674507
Email: ocds@army.lk
ocdsmail@gmail.com

We have reached $500 in 24 Hours

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Hi Friends,

I’m thrilled to bring the news that we have gone passed $500 in just 24 hours.

I feel truly honored to see people place their trust on me to do the right thing. And soo proud being a Sri Lankan at this moment to witness how we gather as one to help our own regardless race, religion and ethnicity from all around the world.

Lets spread the love, share the message and gather around as one, to help our Sri Lanka in this difficult time.

Your donations will help to get fresh drinking water,  dry rations, clean and usable clothes, sanitary items for the affected people.

#‎floodreliefsrilanka‬




Thanks
Nadula

 

 

How You Can Help

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Sri Lanka has hit with one of the worst natural disasters.

Flash floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, triggered by more than three days of heavy rain (some areas had about 300mm of rain falling within a 48-hour period ), have forced one million people from their homes. And 200 families still unaccounted for fearing buried alive from landslides.

How You Can Help?

It’s time to help and I’m collecting funds to send to Sri Lanka to get fresh drinking water,  dry rations, clean and usable clothes for the affected people. If you would like to contribute towards this relief effort please DONATE via floodreliefsrilanka.info website or INBOX me to discuss.