Information on donations to help the Koslanda relief effort

Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (CHA) 

 No. 86, Rosmead Place Colombo 07.

Telephone: +94-11-4626100  E-mail:

Collecting: Portable generators with light towers to continue search operations, gloves and masks for rescuers, 5 litre water bottles, foldable mattresses for the displaced, towels, bed sheets, sanitary kits, clothes for children including school uniforms.

Used clothing will not be accepted. All items can be dropped off at CHA

Cash donations are accepted during 8:30 AM to 5 PM. CHA will provide a receipt in return. Cheque’s can be written in favor of “CONSORTIUM OF HUMANITARIAN AGENCIES”. 

Samapura H.S, Forbes Lane, Maradana, Colombo 10

One of our team will go to Koslanda on 1 Nov 2014.

We will be leaving tomorrow (1st Nov) @ 6.00 am from pettah.  Upto beragala public transport and Disaster Management Centre will provide the transport from there.

If anyone wants to join please confirm with Shihan Haniff 0772381981 before 9 p.m.

We are looking for:

* Volunteers who could help with the cleaning and cooking (teams of 12 volunteers to stay at least 2 days at a time)

* Dry rations

* Clothes (particularly for children)

Please do share this with anyone who you think could help us!



 Stitch Movement, 32, Gallage Mawatha, Mirihana, Nugegoda

 Saberion Office, 25, Simon Hewavitarana Road, Colombo 3


STITCH is putting together a team of volunteers to help with the cleaning and cooking for the families affected.

We are hoping to rotate a team of 12 volunteers for 2 days each starting from this Saturday (1st November). The first team will leave on Saturday at 7.30 am from Colombo hoping to return on Sunday night.

Further, we have attached a list of urgent items required for these families which have been released by the District Disaster Management Coordinating Unit in Badulla. You could also help us towards providing children’s clothing for those affected by the Koslanda Victims. – See more at:

From Sunday Nov 2 we are hoping to mainly focus on helping the kids who were affected by this. If you are interested in being a part of that it is required that you attend a small training before hand.

The first training session for this will be held on the 1st of November, this coming Saturday at ’Leads’, No 25, Hospital road, Dehiwala (near William grinding mills) from 2pm – 5pm.

Please also note that funds at this time are limited and that you will be given bare essentials needed for accommodation.


For more details contact Prathiba on 0779851851

Or Email

Please spread the message and reach out to us if there is any way you can extend your support.


Christ Church of the Living Savior

Collecting: Toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap.

They will be heading off to Koslanda on Saturday morning (Nov 1st).

You can drop off these items at the Cathedral Of The Christ the Living Savior, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.


MAS Intimates

Email – 

Collecting: Dry rations, used clothes (good condition), bottled water, medicine and sanitary items.

Donation points:

By 3rd November: MAS Intimates (PVT) LTD 7th Lane, Off Borupana Road, Kandawala, Ratmalana

By 7th November:  Transport division, Unichela Pvt Ltd, 124, Horana Road, Panadura


B.H. Edirisooriya Community Service Foundation

No 06, German Railway Quarters, Bangalawa Road, Kaldemulla, Ratmalana

Collecting: clothes (skirts, ladies blouses, sarees, sarongs, trousers, blankets, underclothing for both women and children), medicine (Piriton, cards of Panadol), torches, batteries, sanitary nappies for children, sanitary napkins for women, feeding bottles, food (non perishable food items – biscuits, tinned food) and bottled water.

Call 0772381981 Shihan / 0773366488 Danesh for more info.
Please note that we need these items before 3rd November.
Please share this post. Inform your friends.


NDB Investment Bank 

A group of people from the NDB Investment Bank are hoping to visit Meeriyabedda, Koslanda.

If anyone would like to contribute or drop off anything before the 5th of November, contact Kaushini Laksumanage on 077 012 6653 who will also arrange parking at the Bank.


Sri Lanka Red Cross 

Has mobilized teams to aid in the relief of the landslides –  If you want to help out with their efforts you can contact them on 0117651200 or 552 224 496.


Capital Maharaja Organisation (Sirasa-Shakthi Sahana Yathra)

Collecting: Instant noodles, biscuits, milk powder, sanitary items, sheets, pillows, blankets and clothing items.

You could also contribute by providing lorries to transport the collected items to those affected.

Your donations will be most welcome and can be dropped off at

Sirasa HQ – 45/3, Braybrooke Place, Colombo – 2

For further information you could contact our hotline 011- 4 896 896

කල හැකි උපකාරයක් වෙතොත් දැනුම් දෙන්න 011 4 896 896 (සිරස ශක්ති සහන යාත්රා)


Charity Apple

A registered non profit also providing relief to those affected.

You can make a pledge here for clothing.

They are also looking for assistance in cooking and cleaning.

If you wish to donate:

Account Name: Rotary Club of Colombo, Account Number: 076010128195, Bank: Hatton National Bank


Go here for online donations.

For further information contact Charity Apple on 0774951361 25, Simon Hewavitara Road, Colombo 3.



25, Hospital Road,

Dehiwela 10350


Phone: +94 11 4000 259 / 11 7398105

Fax : +94 11 5552727

LEADS is specifically asking for hygiene pack: Tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, face towel,  slippers, pain relief balm, Sanitary napkins.

Also collecting:  Under wear (adult and child), warm cloth, bed sheets, T- shirts, shorts, frocks, brassiers, dry rations (rice, dhal sugar, tea leaves, soya meat, sprats, flour)

In addition a children trauma recovery pack will be put together.

LEADS is looking for Tamil speaking or bilingual volunteers for this initiative which they anticipate will need to be carried out at least a month.

Please contact Dave on 077 366 0928 or Doirdre on 077 318 7652


Drizzling Foundation

Collecting: non perishable food items, bottled drinking water, clothes, undergarments, towels, blankets, disposable nappies, footwear and milk powder.

You can drop them off in the following areas closest to you:

Bambalapitya, Kollupitiya area 116, Galle Road, Colombo 7. Call Arafath: 077 375 3743,

203/8, Avissawella Road, Wennwatte, Wellampitiya.  Call Nashad: 077 111 3698

698/40, Geoffrey Bawa Garden, Negombo Road, Mabola, Wattala.    Call Ayaz: 075 905 8058.
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka

Collecting towels, blankets, and clothing for children and adults.

You can contact them on 0777522499 or 0112076160.

Their drop off point is located at No. 22, School Lane, Nawala Rd, Rajagiriya (MASL office).



Housing assistance granted to the poverty line people in the Northern Province – 29 October 2014


Ministry of Local Government, Northern Provincial Council has inaugurated a project called “New house for poverty line people”. This is will provide financial assistance to construct houses for families who are under poverty line.  Under this scheme, 05 beneficiaries from Mullaitivu and Jaffna have been selected.

Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice C.V.Wigneswaran has given the first payment to the beneficiaries from Mullaitivu district at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat on 29th October 2014. Secretary to the Chief Minister S.Thiruvakaran also participated in this event.

Beneficiaries were selected among the war affected poverty line who didn’t receive any housing assistances from other sources.

In future beneficiaries will also selected from other districts in the Northern Province as well.

523 Brigade Donates a Washing Machine to Kaithady Children’s Home

2014_10_20_3In another humanitarian assistance by Security Force Jaffna to needy people in the peninsula, 523 Brigade of Allarai, Chavakachcheri, made a donation of a new washing machine to Nivarthana Children’s home, Kaithady. The donation worth of Rs. 35000/= came in through a request made by the Commanding Officer 16th Vijayabahu Infantry Regiment (16 VIR) Lieutenant Colonel Janith Bandara from a donor in the South.

The washing machine was handed over to Mr. Visbvaruban, Commissioner, Probation and Child Care Northern Province on 16th October 2014 by General Officer Commanding 52 Division Major General Priyanta Jayasundara.

Nivarthana Children’s home looks after 42 male and female children. Troops of 18th Gemunu Watch (18 GW) of Navatkuly, at the same time, gave away gift parcels to all of them on the same occasion.

Meanwhile, 18 GW organized an entertaining event with calypso music for 25 inmates at Kaithady Home for visually impaired. They were provided with lunch too.

The events were coordinated by Commander 523 Brigade Brigadier Athula Marasinghe.

Government Renovates Thirteen Schools in the Kilinochchi District

151014-fullThe Ministry of Education, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, recently renovated 13 schools in the Kilinochchi District.

Situated in a district that was once home to the headquarters of the terrorist organisation known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), these schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.

The following schools had benefitted: St. Theresa’s Girls’ College Kilinochchi, Sivanagar Government Tamil Mixed School, Bharathy Vidyalaya Kilinochchi, Ramanathapuram West Government Tamil Mixed School, Konavil Government Tamil Mixed School, Ramanathapuram Maha Vidyalaya, Vaddakkachchi Maha Vidyalaya, Piramanthanaru Maha Vidyalaya, Tharmapuram Maha Vidyalaya, Murugananda College, Veravil Hindu Maha Vidyalaya,  Iranaitivu Roman Catholic Tamil Mix School and Kiranchi Government Tamil Mixed School.

Speaking about the renovations, Mr. Perumal Ganeshan, Principal of the Barathy Vidyalaya in Kilinochchi, said, “The students who were deprived from the opportunity of occupying luxurious (amenities) are now privileged to enjoy their school life with marvelous facilities.”

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Jaffna Students Take Part in Ranminithenna World Children’s Day Programme

2014_10_02_1_5A group of Jaffna students got opportunity to take part in World Children’s Day celebration organized on October 1st by the government at Ranminithenna, in the down south when the 7thth Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps (7 SLAWC) at Kankasanthurai (KKS) arranged a trip for them in collaboration with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC). The memorable journey included travel by air and visits to the Parliament and SLRC to give Northern students firsthand experience in functioning of those places.

Fifteen boys and five girls from Vasavilan Central College, Point Pedro Hartley College, Ilavalai St. Henry College, Kokkuvil Hindu College, Nelliady Central College, Jaffna Hindu College and Jaffna Central College and five teachers were initially taken to Colombo by road on 29thth by the Commanding Officer 7 SLAWC Major Chandrika Rajaguru who stayed with children and teachers throughout the journey. She was assisted by Second Lieutenant N. Narenthra of 20thth National Cadet Corps Headquarters Jaffna. On 30thth they visited the Parliament, SLRC and other places.

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New building complex opened at Mn/Adampan MMV – 11 October 2014


Opening ceremony of a new classroom complex of Mannar Adampan Madya Maha Vidyalayam was held on 11th October 2014.

Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa graced the event as the Chief Guest. Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiyudeen, Governor of Northern Province GA Chandrasiri and High Commissioner of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Qasim Qureshi participated as special guests.

Three Storied Building for Al-Mazhar Girl’s High School in Nintavur

E1M2-18-09-2014The Newly built three storied building at Al-Mazhar Girl’s High School in Nintavur, Kalmunai was inaugurated by Hon. Mohan Wijewickrama, Governor of the Eastern Province on 18th September 2014.

Hon. MS. Uthuma Lebbe, Minister of Road Development, EP, Hon. Members of Provincial Council who represent the area, Mr. NNA. Pushpakumara, Secretary, Ministry of Education, EP, Mr. MTA. Nizam, Provincial director of Education, Hon. YL. Sulaimalebbe, Opposition Leader of Pradeshiya Sabha, Nintavur, Teachers, Students and Members of School Development Committee also present at the ceremony. During the speech, Hon. Governor explained the rapid Development which is taken place in Eastern Province since culmination of the conflict and the Government initiatives on uplifting the Education standards of Children in the Eastern Province.