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May 24, 2016

From relief to rehabilitation: After the floods May 2016


Sarvodaya updates its emergency flood response as at 9am on 24th May 2016.

Geographic focus
• Mahabudgamuwa, and Kudabudgamuwa GNs, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district
• Brandiawatta in Wellampitiya GN, in Kollonnawa Div. SD in Colombo district
• Pahathgama GN, in Hanwella Div. SD in Colombo district
• Aranayaka GN, in Aranayaka Div. SD in Kegalle district

Relief efforts so far (18.05.2016 – 24.05.2016):
• Establishment of Sarvodaya Emergency Response Center at Sarvodaya Headquarters on 18.05.2016
• Media partnership with Voice of Asia Media Network (Siyatha TV, Siyatha FM, Varnam FM, Lite FM)

Relief activities on 19.05.2016 (Thursday)
• Distribution of water (200 5-liter bottles) in Mayadunna Maha Vidyalaya and Rajasinghe MV Pahathgama in Hanwella
• Distribution of cooked food parcels (750 packs) in Pahathgama in Hanwella
• Mobilizing 3 boats in rescue and relief distribution in collaboration with Fisheries Society of Western Province in Mahabudgamuwa, Kudabudgamuwa and Wellampitiya GNs, in Kollonnawa

Relief activities on 20.05.2016 (Friday)
• Mobilizing 1 boat in Kotikawatta, Kohilawatta, Brandiaywatta, Budgamuwa, Badullawatta in Kollonnawa
• Street tour in Moratuwa to collect Dry Food Rations in collaboration with Sri Lanka Youth (Collection exceeded 60,000 LKR in cash and 150,000 LKR worth of dry rations)
• Procurement and preparation of Dry Food Packs (100 packs worth of 1,300 LKR per pack / 10$ per pack)
• Distribution of at least 500 cooked food parcels in Colombo and ~100 5-liter water bottles (distributed by boats to inaccessible people)
• Distribution of Medicine (distributed by boats)
• Distribution of candle boxes, and matchboxes (distributed by boats)
• Distribution of 70 Sanitary Packs for mothers in Rajagiriya Malpa Raja Maha Viharaya, Hathgampala Viharaya, Muyurapada Viharaya, Rajagiriya MV in Aranayake (Sarvodaya Women’s Movement)

• Collection of dry food items items at Sarvodaya District Centers island wide

Relief activities on 21.05.2016 (Saturday)
• Mobilizing the 5th boat in Wellampitiya in collaboration with Summit Finance Ltd.
• Distribution of 200 of 5-liter water bottles (distributed by boats)
• Distribution of medicine (distributed by boats)
• Distribution of ~30 Dry Food Packs in Bradiyawatta (distributed by boats)
• Visiting 5 Centers Aranayake in Kegalle: Rajasinghe School, Malpa Viharaya, Hathgampala, Moragammana, Wiyaneliya with medicine, cleaning equipment, detergents, milk powder, baby clothes etc.. Supplies handed over to the Centers (by Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena)

Relief activities on 22.05.2016 (Sunday)
• Setting up transit warehouse in Kotikawatta with generator (in the absence of electricity)
• Distribution of 1,000 food parcels in Hanwella in collaboration with Sarvodaya CBOs
• Distribution of 63 Sanitary Packs (by Sarvodaya Women’s Movement), and 80 Dry Food Packs in Dharmapala Vidyalaya in Kolonnawa
• Distribution of 200,000 LKR worth of dry food rations in Batawala and Panaluwa in Hanwella by Angamuwa Sarvodaya Shramadana Society

Relief activities on 23.05.2016 (Monday) – Water is receding, and many started going back to their homes
• Field visit and need assessment in Kahanthota, Arangala, Artigala and Batawala in Hanwella area
• Preparation for volunteer cleaning campaign (procurement of cleaning utensils, boots and gloves, detergents etc.)
• Purchase of medicine for medical camps on Tuesday
• Distribution of 30 Sanitary Packs in Arangala Raja Maha Viharaya in Hanwella

Relief activities on 24.05.2016 (Tuesday-today)
• Medical camps in Kollonnawa (at least 03 places)
• Home cleaning campaigns in Kollonnawa (at least 02 teams) in Brandiawatta in Kollonnawa
• Sanitary packs distribution in Puttalum

Expected relief items
• Another ~750 Sanitary Packs (from Sarvodaya Women’s Movement)
• Another 500-1,000 Dry Ration Packs (from Sarvodaya Development Finance)
• Kitchen utensils (to be bought with the money from donations)

• LIRNEasia
• Sarvodaya-USA
• Voice of Asia
• Tea Board of Sri Lanka
• Swedish Embassy in Sri Lanka
• Sarvodaya Shramadana Societies
• Possible partnership with Dialog Axiata

Cash donations received so far: 586,700 LKR

For immediate responses:

Ravi @ 0714201566 / Yamuna @ 0777324063 / Manoj @ 077879318 / Wimala @ 0777800105 / Bandula @ 0773609616

General Numbers: +94 112 655255, +94 112 655125, +94 114 365114 (Dialog short code for Sarvodaya internal use 611)

Email: [email protected]

The cash donations can be sent to the following account;

Account Name Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Inc.)
Account No Acct. No 1590011920
Account Currency Rupees
Bank Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd.
Branch Moratuwa
Address No.766, Galle Road, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

More Updates:

1. Dry Food Ration Pack
• 2kg of Rice
• 1kg of sugar
• 1kg of flour
• 500grms of Dahl
• 500grms of onion
• 400grms of milk powder
• 150grms of dried-fish
• 100grms of tea leaves
• 2 pieces of soap cakes
• 1 tube of toothpaste
• 2 toothbrushes

Each parcel cost approximately 1,300/= LKR (10 USD)

2. Back to School Pack

Primary KIT: School bag; water bottle; lunch box; pencil box with 1 pen, 3 pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, eraser; 10 exercise books (80 pages) including 5 single rule, and 5 square rule books; a soft toy

Approximate cost 1,250/= LKR

Secondary KIT: School bag; 2 small (120 pages) and 2 large CR books (160 pages); pencil box with 3 pens, 2 pencils; 6 exercise books (200 pages) single and square; School metal box

Approximate cost 2,000/= LKR

3. Women Sanitary Pack
Bed sheet
Large towel
2 underskirts
2 women’s underwear
2 Panadol cards
Siddalepa balm
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Sanitary pack
5 baby soap pack

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.