The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa, Canada wishes to draw the urgent attention of all Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers to the recent disaster in Sri Lanka due to the severe floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall during the past few days. As a result, around 500,000 people have been affected at the moment. Please visit the Disaster Management Center (DMC) website: http://www.dmc.gov.lk/index_english.htm for regular situation updates.
The Ministry of Disaster Management is soliciting urgent material and financial assistance to provide immediate relief services to the affected population.
The Ministry of Disaster Management has identified the following materials are urgently required for providing immediate relief.
|Sanitary kits (boxes)
|Cooking Pots (large)
|Water Bottles (5L)
The Sri Lankan expatriates and well-wishers wishing to make material donations are kindly requested to bear the airfreight/shipment and other related charges. The consignment should only be addressed to the following;
Ministry of Disaster Management
120/2, Vidya Mawatha,
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo has put in place a comprehensive mechanism to provide urgent relief assistance to those affected. The High Commission has been authorized to accept donations in cash for this purpose since it will help to purchase most of the urgent relief items locally in Sri Lanka and rush such items immediately to the affected areas.
Financial contributions could be directed to this High Commission by sending a cheque/bank draft drawn in favour of the “High Commission of Sri Lanka”.
Sri Lankan expatriates wishing to make donations through bank transfer/direct deposit are kindly requested to deposit them in the following official bank account of the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa.
Name of the Account: High Commission of Sri Lanka
Account No : 00006 – 77-02914
Name of the Bank : CIBC
Bank Branch : Sparks Street, Ottawa
Donors are requested to state the following message in respect of their bank transfers/deposits: “Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka”.
The donors are also requested to fax or email a copy of the Bank transfer/deposit Receipt to the following Fax No./email address of the Sri Lanka High Commission along with their names, addresses and contact numbers.
Fax No.: (613) 238-8448 / E-Mail: email@example.com
Every financial contribution will be acknowledged by the High Commission with an official government of Sri Lanka receipt and the financial contributions will be transferred to the General Deposit Account (GDA) of the Government of Sri Lanka, which will eventually be utilized by the Ministry of Disaster Management for immediate relief assistance measures.
For further inquiries please contact the undermentioned officer of the Sri Lanka High Commission.
Mr. Dilan Perera, Attaché, Sri Lanka High Commission
Direct telephone No. 613 234 4875
Gen. Telephone No: 613 233 8449 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High Commission of Sri Lanka
29th May 2017
333, Laurier Avenue West, Suite # 1204 Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1C1
Tel: (613) 233 – 8449 Fax: (613) 238-8448