Sri Lanka Flood Post Disaster Relief 2016 - Show you Care !
Organized by: Samanga Amarasinghe
EVENT DATE Aug 01, 2017
Good evening, My name is Samanga Amarasinghe, I am a Sri Lankan by birth at present residing in the US, this fundraiser is created by me in support of the victims impacted by the recent floods, and the landslides in Sri Lanka, an independent Island nation off the coast of India. On May 14 2016 Sri Lankan meteorology department issued a server weather advisory for twelve hours starting 11:30 IST. Per the report, they anticipated 100 MM of rain with wind speeds up to 70- 80 KMH at sea. The weeks prior the weather were rather dry and some rain was most welcomed by the farmers eager to start the seasonal rice cultivations. However, what was supposed to be a refreshing spout of rain coming down in support of the rural agriculture efforts, turned out to be another national disaster paralleling the Tsunami, which struck Sri Lanka in 2004. The rain that was suppose to stop in 12 hours continued heavily for almost 4 days over filling the nations rivers, and irrigation systems causing severe floods and landslides throughout the nation. The aftermath, in the central province district of Kandy many schools were closed due to floods, and in Aranayake located within the Kegalle district the landslides buried several homes killing 21 people and 123 villagers were noted as missing burried by the soil. Additionally, the villages of Elangapitiya, Pallebage, and Siripura were completely buried causing much devastation. According to the local and international records approximatley 200,000 people were affected by this catastrophe. Thus being, I would like to open a fundraiser with your kind help to support the impacted village’s, hands on with their post disaster recovery efforts. This is a simple effort to support the impacted civilians with their needs in procuring resources to re-build their houses, do the final rights to lost and passed relatives, provid books and materials to children who lost them as they evacuated their houses and most of all, provide them HOPE for a better tomorrow. I will be heading home in October 2016, and solemnly believe in the old personal touch, where I will visit these sites and find their needs and provide them with what they need onsite. Hence, every cent, every dollar, nickel, penny counts in nations as Sri Lanka where the dollar rate is $1 = RS. 142. In conclusion, I ask humbly for any contribution for these people now living in shelters deprived them of their homes and a life they knew.