LAcNet Providing Information on Sri Lanka Victims, Soliciting Funds
HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE TIDAL WAVE!
A massive tidal wave, created by a 9.0R earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, has caused severe damage in Sri Lanka. Here is how you can help the victims: Use your credit card to make a donation here. We will send all the donations collected to ease the suffering of our fellow Sri Lankans.
Alternatively, send a check payable to "Lanka Academic Network" (and marked "Tidal Wave Victims") to: Daya Weerakkody, LAcNet Treasurer, 9603 Avenel Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903-2311, USA. All donations are tax-deductible in the USA. LAcNet US Tax Id: 411-69-1170.
UPDATE ON LACNET RELIEF EFFORT ON THE GROUND:
LAcNet is dispatching a group of volunteers from the University of Moratuwa, lead by Professor Thishantha Nanayakkara, to the Hambantota area. LAcNet is also working closely with Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center and Government Agencies. Your donation will go towards supplies this team will be taking with them. As of December 27, 2004, we have collected over US$12,000.00. Please do continue to send the donations, more donations the better.
UDARA CAN CALL FOR YOU: If you are having difficulty reaching your loved ones in Sri Lanka due to congested telephone lines, send an email to Udara Soysa (udarasri 'at' sltnet.lk) in Sri Lanka with a message and the phone number of your loved one. He will then call and relay the message.