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FLOOD RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO SRI LANKA

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As you are aware, several regions of Sri Lanka have been affected by massive floods and landslides and 557,505 People belonging to 151,392 families have been affected in 15 Districts, according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). It has been informed that 177 persons died and 109 are missing. Further, 74,928 people belonging to 18,612 families have been accommodated at 366 safe locations. Updates are available at the DMC website http://www.dmc.gov.lk 

In this context the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka has informed this Consulate General that action has been taken to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected by the heavy rain, floods and landslides. The Consulate General has been authorized to accept donations in cash for this purpose as it would help purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and deliver such items immediately to the affected areas. 

Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations are kindly requested to deposit them in the official bank account of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto with the reference “Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”. 

Details of the official bank account are as follows; 

Name of the Account                :          Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto

Account No                              :          00112-010-23-09610

Name of the Bank                     :          CIBC

Bank Branch                             :          St. Claire, Toronto 

The donors are also requested, to fax or email, a copy of the Bank Deposit Receipt to the Consulate General -  fax: 416 323 3205 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it along with their names , addresses and contact numbers. 

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka would, on conformation of the donations, issue every single donor an official Government of Sri Lanka receipt in respect of such donations, which will be sent by post. The Associations/Organizations, which are in receipt of the communication in this regard from the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa, may wish to deposit their donations either to the account of the High Commission or to the account of the Consulate General.

Please note that the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka has set up a Bank Account for financial donations at the Bank of Ceylon., details of which are as follows: 

Name of the Account    :        Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management - Disaster Relief Account

Bank                             :       Bank of Ceylon

Account No                  :       7040171

Swift Code                    :       BCEYLKLX

Beneficiary                    :       Government of Sri Lanka

Website                         :       www.cbsl.lk 

Please also note that the Ministry of Disaster Management has identified the following as necessary material for immediate relief: 

Items

Quantity

Bed Sheets

8,300

Blanket

1,500

Folding Mattress

6,100

Generators

75

Gum Boots

1,250

Life Jackets

500

Mats

9,150

Mobile Toilets

100

Mosquito Net

3,200

Pillows

1,500

Rain Coats

500

Tarpaulin

7,000

Tent

5,000

Torch

1,750

Towels’

6,300

Umbrellas

500

Candle Boxes

2,200

Match-Box

2,000

Flash Lights

600

Soap

20,000

Sanitary kits (boxes)

8,000

Tooth Paste

9,000

Tooth Brush

9,000

Samon Tin

10,000

Milk Packets

7,500

Cooking Pots (large)

300

Water Pumps

250

Plates

8,000

Diapers

5,000

School Bags

9,000

Water Bottles (5L)

20,000

 

Material contributions, at present,  are limited to the list indicated above and donors of such items are kindly  requested to note that they have to bear the cost related to airfreight or shipment. 

Further inquiries, if any, could be obtained by contacting the under-mentioned officer of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto. 

Ms. Mangala Priyadarshane, Attaché, Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Telephone: 416 323 9133, 416 323 9678 (Direct line) 

Thank you 

 

U L Mohammed Jauhar

Consul General of Sri Lanka in Toronto

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