Sri Lanka Disaster Relief Information


(News and Media Archive)

Disaster relief is urgently needed in the form of Food, Clothing, Shelter and Medicine. Because of the presence of stagnant water, it is feared that diseases could spread easily. We are making this appeal to contribute generously to a multitude of relief funds in the hope that help and assistance doesn't get bogged down in a handful of mega-relief organizations. Monetary contributions can be remitted immediately and directly to Government and NGO Relief Centers all over in Sri Lanka, as well all other affected regions of the Indian Ocean.

The items you order here will be directly delivered to Red Cross head office in Colombo:

We Shall Rebuild - Video:

Directory of Sri Lanka Development Organizations:

Special Coordinating Unit at President's Office:
011-2435082, 011-4733531, 011-2437362 and 011-4733427.

Donations for Tsunami Victims of Sri Lanka.
Make online donation or send check by mail.

Green Hope
Pierre Layac et Jacques Quentin are buying boats for fishermen in Galle.
account n° 76817300000
Crédit Agricole Centre Est, 19, Place de Beaune, 71100 Chalon sur Saône
code banque 17806 - code guichet 00550 - clé RIB 95
Bank Identification Code AGRIFR PP 878
Contact: Isabelle Lombard-Berthier
Due to huge reply following France 2 news story,
and slow Internet connection in Sri Lanka, please use this email instead:
Espoirs Sans Frontières:
Or best, the "guest book" set up on the website.
Contact : Ms. Corinne de France
TEL : 02 35 19 68 30
FAX : 02 35 19 68 31
Portable : 06 80 12 88 04

Ceylon Chamber of Commerce National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund

160-year old independent, non-profit, non-political voluntary body of Sri Lanka’s Commercial Sector.

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
50, Navam Mawatha,
Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Tel : (0094) 01 - 2452183, 2421745, 2329143
Fax : (0094) 01 - 2437477, 2449352

Sri Lanka Tsunami Victims Relief Fund
Secretary to the Prime Minister
Disaster Management Unit of the Hon Prime Minister
150, R.A.De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
Phone : +94 112 395224
Fax : +94 112 321404
The site is managed by the University of Colombo School of Computing:

Sri Lanka Disaster Relief Fund
Disaster Relief Efforts Organized by
Staten Island Buddhist Vihara
115, John Street
Staten Island NY 10302

ACCOUNT NO: 002013396

Paypal transaction from:
(Google Cache in case overloaded server is down)
2.9% + .30¢ per Transaction
(Write and complain vividly to PayPal to ask them WHY they are still pocketing a percentage from such online donations!!! RC)
For technical support contact:

Additional contacts:
Chanaka Perera, Naples, FL or
Nishan Wijesinghe, Augusta, GA
1683 South Deshon Road Lithonia GA 30058 - Phone:(770) 482 9913

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Address 307, 2/1 T.B.
Jayah Mawatha
P.O. Box 375
Colombo 10
Tel: (9411) 2691095 Fax: (9411) 5367462/2695434
Telex: 23312 SLRCS CE

Milton Thilekerathne - Finance Controller

(Send checks directly to Colombo made out to that office, otherwise the Red Cross will just put your donation in their general fund. RC)

"Financial assistance will be greatly appreciated, which will enable us to procure emergency items such as medicine, drinking water and dry rations."
Milton Tillakaratne
Executive Director - Finance
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society

Peoples Bank Suduwella Branch
Account No 0131620044617
PSBKLKLXA 023 (Swift code)

PeopleHonorary President: Mr. Jagath ABEYSINGHE
Acting Director General: Mr Ranjith MUDALIGE
Hony. National Secretary: Mr S.H. Nimal KUMAR
Executive Director Health: Vacant
Programme Coordinator: Mr Harsha GUNEWARDENE
Director Planning: Mr T.H. ARIYARATHE

Help To Lanka
Disaster Relief Fund
214-22 Spencer Ave
Parkside Hills, Queens Village NY 11427
Donations over the phone: 1-800-655-0106

Via Campesina
Support fisherfolk and peasant communities in their own relief and reconstruction from the Tsunami disaster.
Via Campesina/CENSA - USA
2288 Fulton Street, suite 103 Berkeley, CA 94704
Secretaría Operativa - Paul Nicholson
Operative Secretariat Tegucigalpa
Apdo. Postal 3628MDC
Honduras, C.A.
Tel. No. + 504-2394679
Fax No. + 504-2359915
Additional donation instructions here.

Help Tsunami Victims of Sri Lanka
Roshan Martinus
14539 Cutstone Way
Silver Spring, Maryland 20905
All donations sent to:
Stromme Foundation
Po.Box 414, 4664 Kristiansand, Norway
Tel: + 47 38 12 75 00 Fax: + 47 38 02 57 10
Bank of America Account Number:
"HELP SRI LANKA" A/C No: 003925531431

Rupavahini Social Welfare Fund
Bank of Ceylon - 004530137584
Peoples Bank (Union Place) - 014100100136235
HSBC A/C No - 007- 240005-001
Sampath Bank A/C No - 002221

Urgently required drug items

Tsunami Relief Fund
Tsunami Relief Fund
c/o Sunil Wimalawansa

2716 Edward Drive
St. Cloud. MN 56301
(320) 308-2189

1015 West Saint Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 251-7110
Checking account number: 104757749288
Routing Number: 091000022

Child & Shelter
ACCOUNT No 61547089
SORT CODE: 40-20-24
Cheques should be made payable to
P O Box 112
Harrow HA3 7ZR, United Kingdom

Karuna Trust
No. 67, U.D.A. Industrial Estate
Katuwana Road, Homagama, Sri Lanka
Postal Code: 10200
Tel: +94 11 2857649, +94 71 2749115
Fax: +94 11 4440313

Bank Account:
A/c. No. 5492-6
Bank of Ceylon
Sri Lanka

U.S.A. Representative:
Mrs. Nisansala Ranatunga
Tel: +1 650 224 9970
German Representative:
Ms. Koojana Kuladinithi
Tel: +49 421 468 2048

Lanka Academic Network

People in Sri Lanka Need Your Help!

More relief organizations contact information:
(We DO NOT recommend Save The Children)

Latest News from Sri Lanka via Australia:

The Singapore Red Cross, Mercy Relief, Sri Lankan Airlines, Ananda Travel, Singapore Sinhala Association, Buddhist Fellowship's Firefly Mission, the Indonesian Embassy and other agencies are are providing avenues for cash and relief supply assistance from Singapore to the areas afflicted by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake/Tsunami.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
(Growing list of resources)

Make check payable to:
American Red Cross International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013
(Please indicate in the memo line of the check and in any accompanying documentation that the donation is intended for Sri Lanka tsunami victims.)


Ms. Dhammika Semasinghe
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Ms. Amber Campbell
American Red Cross
(202) 639-3526

President's Fund For Disaster Relief
Sri Lanka President Special Bank Account for Tsunami relief funds .

The President's Office and the Government request that all monies destined for the victims of Sunday's disaster be sent directly to the two special bank accounts opened by the President's Office for this purpose detailed below:

1) Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Account number: 46060

2) People's Bank - Head Quarters Branch
Account number: 204100190136245
Account name: President's Fund for Disaster relief

The government requests all state institutions and government authorities not to open separate bank accounts to collect funds. Individuals and institutions could send all monies collected to the above account.

Relief supplies and other material collected maybe delivered directly to the affected areas in consultation with the Disaster Management Unit (DMU) at the President's Office.

The Unit can be contacted on the following telephone numbers:

011-2 435082
011-4 733531
011-2 437362
011-4 733427

Disaster Relief Fund Sri Lanka
Yale University Chaplains Office,
PO Box 209078, New Haven CT 06520-9078
Kan Yan
5203 Congressional Drive
College Station, Texas 77845
Nilakshi Parndigamage (uyen le)


New Jersey Buddhist Temple
Sri Lankans in the NY-NJ tri-state region
In the United States:
P.O. Box 272781, Boca Raton, FL 33427, U.S.A.
In the United Kingdom:
2 Whitefriers Avenue, Wealdstone, Middlesex HA3 5RN
In Sri Lanka:
52 Greenpath Road, Colombo 3

Sri Lankans from web design agency Vesess
Vesess (Pvt.) Ltd.
Level 9, BoC Merchant Tower
Colombo 03, Sri Lanka

Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies
no 86, Rosmead Place
Colombo 7 Sri Lanka
Tel: 94-11-4610943

Sri Lanka Tourist Board

793 camps scattered around 15 districts

56/1, Sarasavi Lane, Off Castle
Street,Colombo 08 , Sri Lanka
Telephone +94 (11) 5369182-7
Fax +94 (11) 2685176



"Considering supporting Sarvodaya - - the largest development charity in Sri Lanka, which has a 45 year track record in reaching out and helping the poorest of the poor. Sarvodaya has mounted a well organized, countrywide relief effort using their countrywide network of offices and volunteers who work in all parts of the country, well above ethnic and other divisions."
- Arthur C. Clarke

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation

Site Designed/Hosted by:
Lace Media
1627 I St., NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006-4007
(202) 736-1816

Dene Court
Bishops Lydeard Somerset
(44) 1823-432671


The highest density of Sri Lankans in the New York/New Jersey region is in Staten Island. All the Grocery Stores and Restaurants are on Victory Blvd, within a mile of each other.

3 Corson Ave (Victory Blvd & Corson),
Staten Island, New York 10301
Tel: 718 876 9870

324 Victory Boulevard (Victory Blvd & Cebra),
Staten Island, New York 10301
Tel: 718-876-5560

New Asha Restaurant
322 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10301

Grocery stores

Santoash Enterprises Inc
320 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10301

Hema Grocery
53 Victory Blvd,
Staten Island, NY 10301

Vijaya Video & Grocery
1682 Victory Boulevard,
Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel: 718-720-7538

Lanka Indian Grocery Stores
95-10, 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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(Click for info about other US regions)

If you live in the New England area there are couple of efforts that are going on at the moment.

1. Dry food/Clothes Drive:
Items will be collected by Tueday evening and sent to NY for shipping.
Contact Janak at 401-714-2911.
2. There is a bank account setup at Bank of America.
Information is as follows:
Account Name: Sri Lanka Assoc of N.E. Tsunami Relief Fund
Account No. 95-10355312
Routing No. 011000138
If deposit is from west coast add "Formerly Fleet National Bank"
International Routing No. FNBBUS33

For information regarding the bank account please contact Bevis at

There is a dry food/clothes drive that is being organized by the New York Buddhist Vihara. A container will be sent to Sri Lanka on Wednesday. If you live in the New York area please contact the temple at 718-468-4262.
- Anoja Perera

United Sri Lanka Society of New York
United Sri Lanka Society was formed in 2000 by couple of Sri Lankans living in New York/New Jersey area.

The Sri Lankan Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit organization designed to support and acknowledge the Sri Lankan community in the United States.

Adrian Jayasinha
1930 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Sri Lanka Mission to United Nations
630 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 986-7040


National TV of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation

L. A. Baila - Sri Lankan Radio online

Sri Lankan on-line Radio with 2 channels to choose from. Broadcasted from Los Angeles USA with over 300 MP3's to download for FREE.

Additional news sources:

Sri Lanka National Disaster Management Center


The following centers are accepting donations:

Red Cross Sri Lanka
307 2/1 T.B. Jayamawatha
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka
(Opposite Darley Road fire station)

Priyanath W. Peiris cell: 0777-360777
Sarvodaya Headquarters
98 Rawatawatte Road
Tel: 2655110

Sarvodaya Nagarodaya Centre
155 Danister De Silva Mwt
Colombo 8
Tel: 2667362

TNL Radio Network
52, 5th Lane,
Colombo 3
Sri Lanka
Tel : + 11 2 575000
Fax: : +11 2 301082
E-mail :

EAP Network (Pvt) Ltd
676, Galle Road
Colombo 3
Tel : + 11 2 599 650 or +11 2 503813
Fax : + 11 2 503 788
E-mail :

YES FM Station
25, Araliya Uyana
Tel : +11 2 851371
Fax : +11 2 851 373
Web : or

330, Harrison's Building -T.B Jayah Mawatha,
Colombo 10
Majestic City Lobby
Colombo 3

Budhist Congress
(Opposite BMICH)

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

Calvin Hall
363, Galle Road,
Colombo - 06

The Galle Face Hotel in Colombo
GFH has taken the initiative of allocating a Fund desk at the reception. Cash donations towards the tsunami flood victims would be collected and distributed to the victims in the South and the East.
SL Navy at Galle Face close to the Galle Face Hotel.

People's Church Colombo -160/30, Kirimandala Mawatha, Narahenpita
(more info: call 071 49468421)
St. Michaels' Church, Polwatte
Army Camps
All Pradeshiya Sabhawas in the respective areas


The Web Community for Sri Lankans in North America

Importers of Lankan Products Food
D.J. Trading Company Inc.
34 West 10th street Suite 1
Bayonne NJ 07002
(646) 479-9524 Fax: (201) 436-8205

DYR Enterprises / Lanka E*Foods
9939 - 158A Street
Surrey, B.C. V4N 2A7 Canada
Phone: (604) 583-2353, Fax: (604) 583-3383

Fyne Grynde LLC
P.O. Box 18795
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(651) 470-0145
Spices freshly ground and packaged in the U.S.

International House
765 H Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Phone: 301-279-2121

Lanka Indian Grocery
9510 37TH Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (718) 672-3370

Lanka Tea Company
615 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 3C5
Phone: (416) 932-1717

Sri Lankan Delight
19016 Ventura Road
Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone: (818)774-1237
Mail order Indian music & foods

Sri Lanka Music Shop

Lanka Blue Jewelry Inc.
701 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 247-9448

Lanka Gems
21 Dundas Sq, Toronto, ON M5B 1B7
Phone: (416) 203-6730

Lanka Products Inc.
Pennsylvania Ests, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Phone: (570) 421-8480

Richmond Collection
Importers of Antique Reproduction Furniture from Sri Lanka.
Mahogany - Teak - Satin - Nadun - Jak
Classic Antique styles - Solid Wood Furniture
Ajith Amarasekara,
575, Van Duzer Street,
Staten Island, NY 10304, USA.
Phone: 718-876-9074

Sri Lanka Trade Chamber
8622 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
Phone: (818) 709-4077

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