S.L.O.Y.A. Sri Lanka Flood Disaster Relief Fund
Team Member: Indee Rana
Parami Gunasekara wrote -
As you may have already heard on the news, a major storm has struck our island nation of Sri Lanka leaving the country devastated. The torrential rains, landslides and flash floods have affected over 356,000 people in 19 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Over 200,000 people have been displaced and are currently being sheltered in welfare centres across the country. According to the Disaster Management Centre in Colombo, the death toll of this disaster is over 60 thus far with over a thousand people missing and unaccounted for.
The destructive landslide which occurred in Aranayake, Kegalle which is situated just 75 miles from the capital city of Colombo has left 14 people dead, with 144 people missing including 37 children. The northern town of Kilinochchi was struck by 372 millimetres (nearly 15 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. This is a quarter of the area’s annual rainfall in one day.
Sri Lanka Ottawa Youth Alliance (S.L.O.Y.A.) would be most grateful if you could kindly donate funds in any way to help and support the people of Sri Lanka. Your valuable donation will be used to purchase clean bottled water for drinking, packeted dry rations and clean useable clothes and towels for those affected by this incident. Donations for this cause are really urgent as the number of those distressed is steadily rising. Every single donation is of utmost value to these people and would go a long way in helping them and our country through this dire period.
Thank you for helping those in need...
- Sri Lanka Ottawa Youth Alliance (S.L.O.Y.A.)