Around 557,505 People belonging to 151,392 families were affected in 15 Districts due to the recent flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka. Death toll from
#FloodSL has risen to 180 with 109 are missing and closer to 600,000 people affected (29 May 2017). Relief work continues in several cities and now it is the time to help flood victims to regain their life.
State, Non-governmental and Media organizations in Sri Lanka has initiated much needed relief to people affected by floods and landslides across the country. If you need help then you can call emergency disaster hotline numbers here.
What can you donate?
Money or Items as biscuits, water bottles, dhal, rice, sugar, noodles, milk powder, canned fish, mosquito coils, candles, bed sheets, sanitary items, medicines
10 ways to help flood victims
#1. Disaster Relief Fund by Government of Sri Lanka
The Government of Sri Lanka has opened the following bank accounts at the Sampath Bank PLC to facilitate donations to provide relief to victims of floods and landslides which occurred in Sri Lanka.
Account Name: Disaster Relief Fund – DST
Beneficiary : Government of Sri Lanka
Currency Account Number
- LKR – 1029 6000 2000
- USD – 5029 6000 2000
- GBP – 5029 6100 2000
- EUR – 5029 6900 2000
- AUD – 5029 6600 2000
- JPY – 5029 6400 2000
SAMPATH BANK SWIFT Code: BSAMLKLX
Contact details : Sampath Bank PLC
Telephone: +94 11 2300260
+94 11 5331441
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 2477418/ +94 11 2477132
Fax: +94 11 2346304
#2. Disaster Management Center DMC
The DMC is coordinating response activities and rescue operations with the tri-forces, and the Police through District Secretariats and District Disaster Management Coordinating Units. Immediate relief requirements still remains high.
Below list provides the current relief requirement as per the National Disaster Relief Services Center on 29-05-2017. This will be updated according to the situation
Visit DMC website for recent details:
- English http://www.dmc.gov.lk/index_english.htm
- Sinhala http://www.dmc.gov.lk/Index_Sinhala1.htm
- Tamil http://www.dmc.gov.lk/Index_Tamil.htm
#3. Red Cross
Red Cross Emergency Appeal seeks 3,622,689 Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in delivering assistance and support to 40,000 people affected by floods and landslides. The operation focuses on the following sectors: essential household items; shelter (emergency and recovery); livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene; health; restoring family links, disaster risk reduction and institutional disaster response capacity enhancement.
Contact Red Cross
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
104, Dharmapala Mawatha,
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
No. 59 A, Alexandra Place
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
If you pay by Dialog, they will triple your donation. e.g: Your Donation Rs. 50/- : Dialog will add Rs. 100/- : Total Donation of Rs. 150/- toward Flood Relief.
Relief items will be disbursed in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Defense.
To Donate Rs. 50/- via SMS Type DON & SMS to 7700
To Donate via eZ Cash Dial #111*6#
enter eZ Cash PIN, enter 1, enter DON,
enter 1234 & type the amount
#5. Air Force SLAF Base Ratmalana
You can hand over food and other items to Air Base at Ratmalana.
Starting from Friday (26th May, 2017), SLAF has been deploying its Mi-17, Bell-212 and Bell-412 Helicopters for emergency rescue operations, medical evacuation, cargo and troop transport, and B200 Beachcraft for airborne reconnaissance in Colombo,Galle,Rathnapura and Kalutara areas.
Additionally, SLAF also supplied fresh and dry rations through air to the affected, from SLAF Base Ratmalana and SLAF Koggala. SLAF has also setup a special relief supply collection center at the Air Movement Section of SLAF Base Ratmalana to assist flood victims.
Emergency contact numbers for rescue assistance from SLAF – 011 2 343 970
Sri Lanka Air Force,
+94 11 2441044, 249549
#6. Unicef Emergency Flood Relief
You can pay online by PayPal or your credit card at Unicef website.
#7. Hiru Sahana Yathra
Collection centres are currently in operation to receive dry rations, drinking water, food items and new clothes as contributions to our own people who are affected by the inclement weather.
Hiru contribution centres located island wide can be contacted on the following numbers.
- The collection centre at 156/2, Nawala Road, Nugegoda on 077 30 35 926
- Meditation Center of Sri Vachisvara Sunday School, 371, Galle Road, Ravathaawatte, Moratuwa on 011 2 64 72 47
- Gampaha Medagama Siri Sunandaaraamaya on 033 22 22 413
- Priyadarshanaaramaya Divulapitiya on 031 22 47 807 and 077-866 0016
- Padeniya Raja Maha Viharaya on 037 22 67 333
- Sri Jinarathana Sadaham Sevana, Kotahena, Nikaveratiya on 076 54 69 590
- Buddhist Centre, Nuwara Eliya on 052 22 35 244
- Kandy Asgiriya, Chandra Nandha Buddhist School on 077 2908090
- Regional Director of Health Service Office – Mirijjawila – Hambantota on 077 23 73 766
- Kolonnawa Rajamaha Viharaya on 0776 287 528 and Sri Devol Maha Devalaya – Seenigama on 0776 213 623
Additionally, contributions can also be sent in to
- Boudhaloka Vidyayathana Pirivena – Kurunegala,
- Mahiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya,
- Rajamaha Viharaya Kotte and
- Aththanagalla Puraana Raja Maha Viharaya.
#8. Manusath Derana
Derana Media accepts flood relief items from 9.00am to 5.00pm today at TV Derana Head Office located at No 320, T B Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
Alternatively those who wish to contribute in the form of donations or those who require more information could call the following numbers; 0770701010, 0115300700
#9. Sirasa, Shakthi, TV1 Sahana Yathra
Donations can be brought to:
- MTV/MBC Head Office, 45/3, Braybrooke Place, Colombo 2
- The Stein Studios, No 20, 2nd Cross Street, Borupona Road, Ratmalana
- The Depanama Studio Complex: Araliya Uyana, Depanama, Pannipitiya
#10. Other Places
Other TV and Media channels and community and non government organizations also involve in relief work. If you any organizations who are collecting donations please comment below.