to our website.
2011 brings another year and still our work
Restoration Project (Raise
Sarah Coad a local
student is planning to do a tandem parachute jump to raise money to help
rebuild the roof on a Montessori called Little Friends in Galle and is
looking for sponsors. The roof was damaged in the tsunami in 2004 and
there are no funds available to repair it. So the children can only use
half the building whilst the other half is open to the elements. Not
only is this a dangerous environment for the children it is also
damaging their limited equipment. Sarah visited Sri Lanka last year and
helped in an orphanage to return again this February where she
discovered this building and the children in need of help.
Anybody wishing to donate
should contact Nicki on 01926 883553 or give a donation via your mobile
phone using Just Text Giving
then the amount in pounds to
Sarah and her friend Charlotte with
some of the children
Roof of the Little Friends Montesorri,
Galle, in need of repair
Project update - Clinic Open
Construction has been completed at the Weragampita Family Clinic
with the finished building opening on May 13th.
This is the second
family clinic we have been involved with. The building was built by
funds raised in Dubai by
Dubai Round Table, St. Georges Society and others
whilst the medical equipment including waiting room chairs, doctors
tables and chairs, scales, examination table and lamp, equipment
trolley, sterilization equipment and other items where provided by a
very generous donor Sue Richards in memory of her husband Tony who
passed away last year with cancer. 535 mosquito nets where also handed
out to every new born/young child and these were financed by us with
donations received from local people here in Whitnash and Leamington
Spa. The official opening of the Weragampita Clinic took place on May
13th and was opened by Alan Rooke from Dubai. Unfortunately we were
unable to attend. The clinic replaced an open sided tin roof structure
and will serve five surrounding villages inhabited by very poor
families. We are delighted to be able to work together with other
charities in this way and look forward to being involved with another
new clinic in the following months. The clinic will be financed now by
the government and staff are already providing a valuable service.
Please see PowerPoint presentation
here of the opening ceremony and many pictures of the interior. Also
pictures of the previous clinic we worked together on and the Nursery we
funded the play equipment for.
Here to download and view the presentation.
Construction is moving on a pace at Weragampita Family Clinic
with completion and opening on schedule in May.
Significant progress has been made in the
last month at Weragampita Family Clinic despite the heavy
rain in Sri Lanka.
Foundations have now been laid for the
Weragampita Family Clinic. The project is moving on
Seasons Greetings 2010
Another year nearly
gone and with so much work still to do!
Thank you to
everyone who has helped us this year. We are delighted to announce
our next project which has just began.
foundation stone of the Weragampita Family Clinic, Matara.
are delighted to be working again with Mr Alan Rooke from the
Dubai Round Table,
St. Georges Society and others,
and Manel from
Wecare in Sri Lanka. This will be the second family clinic we have
helped to provide and this one is particularly poignant as a large
donation has been made in the memory of Tony Richards a gentleman
who sadly passed away this year with cancer. Having been in Sri
Lanka at the time of the Tsunami on holiday with his wife and two
girls and had loved the country. It is a fitting tribute that his
life can be remembered knowing the clinic will function for many
years to come helping thousands of people, particularly children.
The clinic will be built with the generosity of donations from the
Dubai Round Table,
St. Georges Society and others.
the equipment will be provided by Support Sri Lanka Foundation and
the donations on behalf of Tony Richards. We will be providing up
to date equipment which will also include laptop computer and
projector to enhance education and healthy living.
We are extremely
excited at this new project and express our thanks to all concerned
particularly Manel and Alan. We will update you as and when we get
Please take a little
time to remember not just the people in Sri Lanka who are struggling
but people all over the world including those that may be on our
doorstep or just down the road.
Merry Christmas to
Nicki and Jonathan
We have been busy again going to shows fund
raising. With terrible world disasters happening we are finding it
hard to raise funds as people are donating to other disasters. We would
like to thank everyone who has supported us and our prayers are sent to
people suffering throughout the world, particularly Pakistan at this
Our current projects in Sri Lanka are going well
and below are some photos we have just received of school children
receiving milk and a healthy daily meal. Other children are
receiving trauma counselling.
I received a phone call the other day from a Sri
Lankan lady called Nelum living in Scotland who had set up a charity
called My Wish Foundation to help
terminally ill children in Sri Lanka and was looking for our help.
She told me about a little girl called
wish was to visit a zoo, her wish was
granted and she had a lovely day at the zoo. Eleven days later she
sadly died of cancer. I was very touched by this story and passion
to help terminally ill children and to give their families respite care
which just is not available in Sri Lanka. She was also looking for
funds to help feed the families who attend the cancer ward at the
hospital in Colombo. Anyone wishing to give to help this charity
can do so by requesting this with their donation.
Tharuni enjoying the elephants at the zoo. She sadly died of
cancer 11 days later. With your help we can give a wish to other
terminally ill children.
We also need funds to help with the neutering and
spaying of homeless cats and dogs along with the usual veterinary care
they need. Again if you would like your donation to help the
homeless cats and dogs please mention this when sending in your
donation. We also help sick elephants and other animals too.
We have to say a huge thank you to a lady named
Anne who has donated £300 to finish off the house we have built for the
Hemachandra family. Unfortunately building materials have
increased in price so we were not able to finish the kitchen area so now
in the new year they will be able to finish off this project. The
family are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped them and are
very excited at the prospect of cooking in their new kitchen and not
having to use the old one in their temporary built shed which was their
home for two years after the tsunami.. Thank you so much, I love
this family and wish you could all meet them too, you would also fall in
love with the three very handsome young lads growing fast into young
men. As soon as we get photos we will share them with you.
I have a say a huge thank you to everyone who has
supported us during 2009 and hope you will continue to help us in the
coming year. There are so many ways you can raise funds for us
and below I have listed just some of them:
Have and out of uniform day at school, do a
charity car wash, have a coffee morning or cheese and wine evening.
Organise a raffle, or hold a car boot sale, do a jumble sale or a bring
and buy sale. Run a marathon if you are really fit!
If you are local to us, we would be happy to bring
along our promotional exhibition boards, souvenirs and flyers. We
can also provide a talk about our work we charge £30.00 for a 1/2 hour
presentation which goes to our work in Sri Lanka. We also bring
along a quality tombola.
We are asked for help all the time and are
especially asking for help to help the terminally ill children and their
families, to enable us to continue our help with the under privileged
children in Tangalle, an infant
school needing a toilet block and many more.
P.S. Looking to buy presents on
line? Please visit our online web shop. Every purchase you
make means a donation to us which means every purchase counts!
Thanks for that. Remember the items are the same price if not
cheaper than in the shops.
P.P.S. Looking for somewhere to go in 2010
for your annual holiday? Please think about visiting Sri Lanka -
you will not be disappointed. Go and get some brochures from the
travel agent to tempt you! You can also visit our web pages for
more info on the beautiful country.
Another humanitarian trip - 26th July - 9th August
Jonathan and I have been back now four days. We hadn't seen the
island of Sri Lanka for three years (although we are always kept
informed and are constantly in touch with friends and projects there),
what a difference! I usually come back from Sri Lanka feeling
upset and inadequate because so much was needed over there but this time
I return feeling elated and for the first time I feel at peace! Of
course there will always be the need for outside assistance but wow how
this country has come on since the tsunami.
Sri Lanka's beautiful beaches
The first thing that struck us was that life has got back to 'normal'.
Whilst no amount of rebuilding or money can possibly put right or give
normality back to these tsunami affected people they have been strong
and resilient. The coastal towns are hustling with people going
about their day, many have got jobs and are up in the darkness of the
early hours to catch the bus, cycle or walk to work. The ghostly
images of the devastated houses which had been left eerily damaged by
the powerful wave have been repaired - somewhat crudely but the
owners wanted to go back and now many have two homes - the original one
and a new one provided inland. The government had prohibited the
rebuilding of homes within 100 metres of the sea but people have ignored
this and rebuilt!
Images taken near Galle. The men sitting on the poles are fishing!
The end of the unrest is also very encouraging news and everyone is
talking about it. Sri Lanka is probably the safest now than it has
been for decades. The check points are frequent, there are
troops at almost every road junction actively stopping vehicles and
asking for ID. The people are happy to co-operate and it is only a short
amount of time now before the remainder of the terrorists have been
flushed out of hiding. We must not forget the suffering which is
still going on in the north of the country with thousands of men, women
and children displaced and confined to IDP camps (internally displaced
people) but the government appear to be working hard to release these
people and money is being provided to help rebuild their homes. It
was also encouraging to hear that the North of the island will now
concentrate on growing more of the islands rice production. This
will mean employment and an income for these people. We pray for
continued peace and for these people to stay strong.
Nicki at the tsunami memorial and a new one built by the Japanese
I have to say thank you to so many people who gave up their time
to take us to visit our projects we have funded for the past four years.
To our dear friend Manel from Wecare Sri Lanka who works tirelessly to
help the needy, particularly children. At an age when she should
be enjoying retirement (I know she wont mind me saying that!) she is not
only working many hours, she travels from Colombo down to the south of
the island regularly which takes a good 5 hours and trust me the roads
are not like ours! One of the good things which has made a
difference since the tsunami is the main coastal road from Colombo down
to the south - a modern tarmacadem road which makes the journey not so
torturous! Manel also spends a lot of her own money which she
should be saving for her pension on projects which need financial
backing when she has been unable to raise sufficient funds for. She is
passionate about her countrymen and appreciates she comes from a humble
background but life has been somewhat kinder to her.
Our team in Sri Lanka
Thank you to Gamini our friend who acts as our driver, interpreter and
cameraman! Gamini who is still struggling to make ends meet - he
is a tour guide based in Hikkaduwa but will travel anywhere. He
still says tourism is slow in his area. We try and send tourists
to him whenever possible. Thank you to the two families who gave
him some work just as we left - you know who you are as hopefully you
will be reading this! On this trip Gamini also became chief dog
feeder! Another thing he can add to his list of jobs!! We
gave him bags of dog food and he spent one morning going around the poor
villages near Hikkaduwa giving the homeless dogs a welcome meal.
See more about Gamini on the Visit Sri Lanka section.
Gamini and his very pretty family
Thank you to Champa at KACPAW dogs home for the fantastic work she is
doing. She presently has 80 dogs in her immaculate kennels but is
finding things hard now-a-days. My heart goes out to her, she has
been working extremely hard with other charities from UK and Netherlands
and arranging neutering programmes throughout Sri Lanka. A lady
very close to my heart she needs a medal for quietly soldering on for
the sake of the dog. We left a large donation with her which will
be used to neutering approximately 100 homeless dogs in Matara area
later on in the year.
Some of the pups and dogs at KACPAW
Last year we
provided outdoor play equipment to Urubokka National School.
We wanted to visit there to meet the children and teachers. We
were so overwhelmed when we arrived. The whole school (some 400
kids) were lined up either side of the school drive waving Sri Lankan
flags and cheering! We couldn't believe it! See our projects
for more photos.
Jonathan, Manel, Nicki and some of the children at Urubokka National
Paramulla Medical Centre which opened in December 2008 is now
fully open and in great demand. We dropped in to see it. See
Our Projects for more info.
Polhena Nursery is just around the corner from the medical centre
so we paid them a visit also.
Jonathan with some of the kids at Polhena nursery
For the rest of our news please visit - our projects and fundraising
For more info on this trip visit the diary section for my diary.
Thanks for your interest and remember - please make Sri Lanka your next
holiday destination. Ignore the tatty bits and enjoy the beauty
this jewel in the Indian ocean holds. See amazing animals, beaches
and scenery, eat fabulous food, experience a taste of history and
culture and meet friendly and helpful people. See the Visit Sri Lanka
section for more info.
We still urgently need funds - like any charity we are suffering with
the credit crunch. Merchandise and tombola items have to be
purchased (not enough are donated) and also materials for projects have
increased immensely. Please, spare us a few pounds and where
necessary please gift aid it as we receive an additional 28p from
the tax man! We are not one of these charities that will
continually hound you for more money once we receive a donation from
you, in fact we don't send out mailings - we keep our expenses to a
Please remember we are very proud to make this guarantee that 98p in
every pound you donate will go to Sri Lanka. We take no salaries
and any travel expenses come out of our own pockets. The charity
DOES NOT FUND its humanitarian trips to Sri Lanka, we pay for them out
of our own pockets. Jonathan and I (Nicki) are so passionate about
helping these people and their animals that we will often use our own
money when necessary.
Our pounds still go further in Sri Lanka for example it costs just £5 to
neuter, treat and inject a dog in Sri Lanka. £1.00 will feed a
family of four for a day. We are currently funding a school who
need more money than we have raised (see fundraising) and are very keen
to give them what they need. A nursery school needs a toilet block
which we have no funds for. Presently 5 - 7 year old children are
forced to walk to the secondary school next door when they need to go -
often proving too far!
We are still quietly soldiering on trying to improve the livelihoods
of the poor, sick and needy and thank you for looking and supporting us.
We are excited about the new medical centre which has just opened in
Paramulla near Matara which will cover three adjoining villages.
We have funded the equipment for this facility. 212 mothers will
be sent home with a mosquito net and essential items provided by us.
(see our projects)
We are currently raising funds for new projects in 2009. Please
remember your small change can make big changes in Sri Lanka.
We pray for continued peace in Sri Lanka and hope all it's people
can live in harmony.
Well another wet summer - how
depressing! It's no good for our fund raising so we are feeling
rather deflated. To make matters worse I (Nicki) am recovering from a
knee operation so two of the fund raising events we were going to had to
be cancelled. I am on the mend now thank goodness. Anyway
back to business!
We had a great Peace Festival and also
a successful stand at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Gala Day, for once
the weather was kind to us. We have met a wonderful couple, Sam
and Mark from a charity called Dog Star Foundation who do an amazing job
in Sri Lanka helping sick and homeless dogs. We were delighted to
meet them and hope we may be able to help them in the future.
Please see their web site:
It is a very sad time at the moment in
Sri Lanka and it seems to be one step forward and two steps backwards.
Sri Lanka has been experiencing the worst rain fall in years causing
mass flooding which has resulted in deaths and loss of buildings.
As if this country isn't suffering enough!
I am afraid I have to mention the
unrest at the moment which is becoming more of a problem. No
activity has been reported in the West coast but the Foreign Office is
advising caution and no travel to the North and East coasts including
the Yala National Park. The country so needs tourism but we urge
anyone to please be very careful and avoid public transport. If
you decide not to go there this year how about donating something to us?
We will ensure it reaches someone who needs it. For further information
about travelling to Sri Lanka please have a look on the Foreign Office
On A good note - we are delighted to inform you that
the Family Clinic we are involved in is under construction and soon all
the equipment which has been provided by us will be installed and the
centre can then open. For the first few days we will be sending
home the patients with 'goody bags' which will include mosquito nets,
powdered milk, baby items (if appropriate) please see 'Our
Projects' for more information.
Thank you's are so important but it is impossible
to thank everyone who supports us but we do try. A big thank you
goes to Meryl at The Big Shed in Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa for
donating two printers for us to use in our fund raising office.
One of them prints A3 which is fantastic as we do not have one of these.
Thanks Meryl. See our link page. If you are local and need an item
of furniture - in fact anything, Meryl will have it I'm sure!
We have just provided a Primary School with
wonderful outdoor play equipment and the perimeter wall has been
beautifully decorated with bright and colourful paintings. The
children and parents are over the moon and very grateful to everyone.
Urubokka is a very poor and remote area in South Matara and the children
had no play equipment so we are very happy to bring you this news.
Grateful thanks to
Wecare Sri Lanka for their assistance. (See Our
projects for photos)
We have provided a livestock ramp to a
slaughter house in Kandy to help the animals on their final journey be
unloaded kindly from the transportation lorries. Before this they
were cruelly herded out and forced to jump out, often breaking legs!
Grateful thanks to Home and Abroad Animal Welfare for their assistance.
They have been doing a wonderful job providing shelter from the blaring
sun for these animals and we are humbled to be associated with them.
Please visit their website for pictures.
Family sponsorship - we are delighted to
provide financial support to another needy family living in Polhena.
A donation of £300 has made such a difference to this family of 5
(mother, father, two girls aged 13 and 12 and a boy aged 4. The
father earns 200 rupees a day (about £1!) The mother is too ill to
work. This aid now ensures the children get an education and a healthy
diet. Would you like to make a difference to a family? Just
£300 is all we are looking for. 100% of your donation will go to a
family in need of help. Please contact us if you are interested.
(See Our projects for photos)
SOFA (Save Our Friends Association) helping
homeless and sick dogs received £200 from us to help feed and provide
medicines for their needy dogs this Spring. Again they were very
grateful and thank everyone for their support. We have to remember
that money in Sri Lanka goes much further than over here - for example
60p pays for a rabies injection! My dog had a rabies injection
last year and it cost £90 with all the paperwork!
recently submitted our accounts up to the end of 2006 to the
Charities Commission. With our partnered charity Sri Lanka
Direct.org the total amount raised by both charities was
£47,000.00! Sri Lanka Direct raised more than half of this amount
so very well done Graham and his team. Not bad don't you think for
two small charities ran by volunteers?
Farthing - Founder and Trustee. 6th December 2007.
are very proud to inform you that this charity is ran by volunteers who
give their time for free. 98% of donations received go to our
causes the other 2% is spent sparingly on necessary expenses such as
stand fees where applicable or tombola prizes and merchandise. Any
other costs are paid for personally by either Jonathan Frost or myself
Nicki Farthing. We have great pleasure in helping where ever we
can and with continued help from you we CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Update - 23rd August 2007
Nicki Farthing (Founder)
am happy and relieved to report that the aid has now been completely
delivered to needy children and people in the worst tsunami hit areas in
Sri Lanka including areas on the East coast to people affected by the
civil unrest. Thank you to everyone who helped with this
operation. We WILL NOT be sending over any more aid in containers
due to the difficulties and expenses incurred. We will concentrate
on raising money to help the poor families, orphans and sick children as
am also very happy to report that we have now raised the money needed to
pay the additional container costs (see below). It has been disastrous
year financially due to the terrible weather and recent outbreak of foot
and mouth which meant events we had planned to attend were
cancelled! Our last fund raising event was in June at the
Leamington Peace Festival where thankfully the weather was relatively
kind to us with only 2 down pours over 48 hours! This was a very
successful event for us and as usual we are very grateful to the organizers
of this event for supporting and believing in us.
welcome any contact or news from our readers. We will help answer
any questions you may have or put you in touch with other organisations who
are also helping. We travel to Sri Lanka annually so have first
hand knowledge and experience of what is going on over there. We
have Sri Lankan contacts who source projects needing support and we try
to help where other organisations are not.
update -28th Feb 07
write with mixed feelings, but I am relieved to tell you that the
container of aid has now arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka with special
thanks to Mr Aruna David of Regal Distribution for his assistance by
rescuing the container from Southampton Docks and dealing with the
necessary paperwork. We also need to say a big thank you to Sue at
Image Line for her valuable assistance and for Martin Roebuck of
International Freight Weekly for his help. Unbelievably the Sri
Lankan Government have taxed us just just under £2000 to import the
aid! What a mad world we live in. To make matters worse they
have confiscated the printers, fax machines and telephones! We
have had to pay the fees amounting to £2000 out of our own pocket so desperately
need your support to help pay us back.
us its a very sad start to 2007
I write this update to you I can hardly believe this has happened to us
but it would appear that the shipping company we paid to ship the
container has not honored its commitment and the container is sitting in
the docks incurring storage charges in Southampton. We are trying
to get our money back but the company refuse to answer their phones or
return our emails. It's hard to believe that there are companies
out there who will willingly take money from a charity knowing it can
not provide the service. We are now having a launch a new appeal
to raise in the region of £1800 to send the container! Can you
help? Can you do a collection for us at work? Can you hold a
car boot on our behalf? Anyway you can help us raise this money
will be so appreciated.
Farthing (Trustee and Founder and very upset!)
UP FROM OUR URGENT
hard work and generous donations we are delighted to inform you that we
have raised over £1000 to ship our container of aid in the New
Year. The children can look forward to computers, school
equipment, books, toys, clothing, shoes and bikes. The adults can
look forward to kitchen equipment, bikes, sewing machines, T.V.'s,
radio's and mobile phones. Our grateful thanks to everyone.
The container will be packed on Friday 5th January 2007 all being
well. We are busy doing the final bits of packing. Watch
this space for an update in the New Year.
must acknowledge the generous help received by Colin at Cad Services in
Catford, London and Mark Langham, The Manager of The Park Inn, in York
for donating between them over 40 computers and other computer
equipment. Also a huge thank you to Kersley Grange Primary School
and Allesley Park School in Coventry for their generous donations.
Thank you's are also sent to the many hundreds of donations from you
all. A large thank you to CCS Storage who gave us storage space
and our neighbours for allowing us to store our items in their garages.
It is very difficult to thank everyone personally but a special thanks
goes to Save The Children, Leamington Spa branch for their support,
Clarion Events for allowing us to have a charity stand at The
International Caravan and Motorhome Show at Birmingham in October
G. Skett for their continued support in giving us free stands at our
local Christmas Market.
ON OUR LAST AID TRIP TO
SRI LANKA MAY/JUNE 06
is noticeably happening but still slow, there are still many families living in
tin roof sheds without homes to move to. We aim to make a difference to families still affected by the
Tsunami, who are still living in temporary emergency shelters with little or no outside help.
are busy fundraising to finance a nursery school and training of two teachers in Matara
southern Sri Lanka.
have just supplied the funding for the nursery equipment, photographs
will follow. We have also trained two teachers.
are sponsoring a 13 year old girl named Sanuri. Just £15 a month
ensures she receives a healthy diet and educational resource funding
such as books and clothing.
are very keen to find sponsors who would like to do the same, there are
many children desperately needing our help.
us to set up a standing order.
committed to funding the provision of toilets for 17 families. The
families have been provided with new homes but without any
sanitation. We need to raise funds to build these toilets as
soon as possible.
We have met up with the Hemachandra family who lost their house
and tragically their mother and grandmother. We are helping with the
rebuilding of their house and the furnishing of the
house once completed.
are in the process of linking School children in the Midlands with
are accepting cash donations no matter how small.
are also appealing for new soft toys and unwanted gift for our tombola stalls.
THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS
your invaluable help and support in our fundraising
See a clip of our interview on BBC TV.
SRI LANKA IN 2007/8
the people as a tourist visit 'a land like no other' and help the people get
their livelihoods back
us fundraise, book your holiday through our webshop
are a number of big name travel agents supporting our fundraising. With the
arrival of Thomson Flights and Portland Direct in our webshop we now have more
agents offering holidays to more countries.
If you, your family or relatives are planning to take a holiday have a look at
and we'll earn commission! Yes, by simply booking your holiday via our website
we will receive a donation for our causes. That's great news. HAVE A
help us in any way you can every little helps and with us goes a long way.
People of Sri Lanka Need Your Help
Nearly 4 years on the Sri Lankan people
are still in desperate need. They are living in difficult conditions in tents,
timber or corrugated tin sheds with little or no means to restore their
livelihoods. We founded this charity to aid the people directly in getting
back their lives.
The tsunami of 26th
December 2004 caused enormous devastation to Sri Lanka, Killing 31,000 people
and displacing 500,000 people. 150,000 homes & 200 schools were damaged or
completely washed away. Most of the coastal villages in the south and east of
Sri Lanka have been completely destroyed. The devastation stretches 1000km,
which is approx. 70 % of the Sri Lankan coastline. The most affected sectors are
the coastal livelihoods, dependant largely on fisheries, tourism, agriculture
and small businesses; total job losses are estimated at over 380,000.
need to do more to help these people has totally overwhelmed Nicki and Jonathan
and they pledge to continue their support.
Sri Lanka Foundation
has been set up with the desire to assist towards giving aid and helping to
rebuild coastal parts of the country, enabling the people living in these areas
to regain their livelihoods.
OUR THIRD AID CONTAINER BEING LOADED FOR SRI
LANKA (July 2005)
third container left on Friday 22nd July 05 and arrived around the 24th September
05 with the
help of the Sikh relief organisation, K-Line and Metro shipping.
Us Press Fundraising
Our Projects Donations
Us Visit Sri
some of the boats we have purchased with money raised
Our new Webshop
And many other supporters.
By ordering through
our web site we will receive a commission from the company! Easy for you
and even better for us. Even TESCO home deliveries will donate to our
causes just by you doing your shopping! You can be supporting us and it
not even costing you a penny!
Tsunami - Boxing Day 2004. Why we are here!
of damage stats by affected areas. The figures speak for themselves.
here or on map to see a larger
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LANKA tsunami damage stats
(figures taken from official records)
The tsunami that struck on December 26, 2004, hit a
relatively narrow, but long strip of land stretching over 1,000 km
(approximately 70 percent of Sri Lanka's coastline). The statistics below
indicate the extent of the impact:
an additional 250,000 people will fall below the poverty line, and poverty will
deepen for thousands already suffering from over two decades of war.
- Dead: 31,000
- Missing: 5,600
- Injured: More than 15,000
- Internally displaced:
- Total affected: 1 million (5 percent) of a total population of
19 million. Over half of affected districts are in areas touched by the
- Most affected sectors:
coastal livelihoods, dependent largely on fisheries, tourism, agriculture,
and small businesses; total job losses are estimated at 380,000.
- Damage to infrastructure:
approaching 150,000 homes, 200 educational institutions, and 100 health
facilities. Railway, power, telecommunications, water supply, and fishing
ports also suffered significant damage.
you for visiting the homepage of our website, please browse all the other pages.
will be adding regular updates to all our pages so do come back soon.
Us Press Fundraising
Our Projects Donations
Us Visit Sri
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