শ্রীলন্কা থেকে আমার এক বন্ধুর পাঠানো ইমেইলটি পড়ুন। এবং যথাসাধ্য সাহায্যের চেষ্টা করুন।
As you must all know Sri Lanka is very much in the news these days, with a growing humanitarian crisis. Since Jan this year over 120,000 innocent Tamil civilians have escaped from the LTTE to the government controlled areas. Since Monday the 20th of April 62,000 people have fled the LTTE. And as of now around 10,000 civilians are still trapped in the no fire zone. In the process of escaping thousands have been killed and thousands more have been seriously hurt.
These IDPs have suffered for as long as 2 decades and now that they have escaped we want to try and do our best to make sure that they don’t starve to death. The most urgent need right now is for food, medicine,shelter and clothing. But food and nourishment is priority and it’s too big a task for the government to handle alone. Thus the situation is most critical and needs to be addressed urgently. And I think it’s our duty as people of Sri Lanka to help our citizens in time of need so LETS STEP FORWARD AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
A group of our friends and colleagues from all parts of the world raised funds to build 75 houses and gift 56 fishing boats when the tsunami hit us, and for that we will be ever so grateful. Some of you have since been to SL and seen them for yourselves. I know most of you must be effected by the prevailing economic global crisis. Thus I understand that some of you might not be able to help. However the smallest of contributions is most welcome, and if you could collect funds from your friends etc….it’ will be very much appreciated.
The programme is to provide 5000 packs, each pack of dry rations containing 7 kg of rice, 2 kg flour, 2 kg sugar, 1 kg soya meat, matches,sanitary pads,soap and mosquito coils. Each pack is estimated at Rs 1000. How ever we are still negotiating to try and include more items into the pack. Each pack will feed a family of five for a period of one week. So if we are successful with 5000 packs you will be a part of feeding 20,00 -25,000 needy people for one week.
Anyone who is willing to come and distribute these items with us is most welcome. We have already spoken to the relevant authorities who have assured us that they will provide necessary security so we could take the food packages directly to the people in need. Thanks to one of our friends Manik, transport is being provided free of charge.
So please please do have a heart and contribute in any way possible.
We have opened an account only for this purpose and please make any contributions to the following account:
A/c no 1145001962
Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd
Swift no: CCEYLKLX
Tel: 00 94 11 4513327 or 8
Fax : 00 94 11 2555101