We would like to provide an update on the efforts of Assist RR (Sri Lanka & UK) to assist the flood victims of the North. AssistRR (UK) donated 500 mosquito nets through AssistRR (Sri Lanka). Children’s Hunger Relief Fund (CHRF UK) donated bedsheets and towels to 366 families. Tears of Vanni (Australia) is also sending funds to AssistRR (Sri Lanka) to donate 500 bedsheets. These relief efforts are being managed and coordinated by Treasurer of AssistRR (Sri Lanka) and Mullaithivu Deputy Director of Irrigation, Mr N Sriskandarajah on the ground. We have been informed that the immediate needs of the victims have almost been taken care of by various organisations including government departments. However, we have been requested to provide stationeries (such as school bags, exercise books, pens, pencils, compass boxes, etc) to school children. Based on our Ratnapura experience, it will cost around Rs 1000 per student. If any of you want to support, please kindly do so. You can use our general mydonate funding page to donate:
Three Diaspora Tamils (from Malaysia, Canada and the UK) recently provided funds to assist three families in the North to enhance their livelihoods and to stand on their own feet. Each of the two families from Puthukudiyiruppu were given two cows and a calf and the third family from Vavuniya was given funds to build a small shop to be used as a tailoring and stationery shop. Two of these families were rehabilitated and have been trying to re-establish their lives.