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Saturday, 1 January, 2005

URGENT Sri Lanka: Immediate Aid Needed in Koralawella, Moratuwa

There is a shortage of food at the Camp operatiing in the Sunanda Upananda Temple in Koralawella, Moratuwa. Approx. 680 families are living there right now. They say the have sorted out ways of cooking the food and can help themselves if given dry rations. An aid worker there estimates a minimum need of 100 Kgs of rice and 30 Kgs of Dal per meal for all the families for the next 2 days.

Because of the proximity to Colombo, the people of Koralawella have been virtually ignored and left to fend for themselves.

This need is urgent.

Please contact Kelly on +94 777 313068 for more information and for directions on how to get there.
7 Comments Post a Comment
Anonymous Anonymous said :

contact Sarvodaya (www.sarvodaya.org)

Their national headquarters are in Moratuwa and they are one of the biggest relief agencies dealing with the aftermath in Sri Lanka.

Sat Jan 01, 11:16:00 PM IST  
Blogger Deep_Blue said :

This is great info, we need more like this. Maybe in the form:
# of people:
contact info:

Sun Jan 02, 09:27:00 AM IST  
Blogger Deep_Blue said :

Purana Viharaya temple (at Modara Rd, Koralawella) head priest, Ven. Samitha, told that they have a staging center at the temple for 2 refugee camps in two schools nearby (Thilaka Vidyalaya, and Sadmodaya Vidyalaya). There are no refugees in the temple due to no toilet facilities. There are 700 total refugees in these 2 schools.
They cook for all 700 refugees in the temple and package them and distribute them.
This location is very close to my home. So I have sent couple of people to the temple and to the school to confirm the information. I just want to make sure that it is a genuine cry for help. When confirm, 2 days worth of dry food will be delivered to temple. We will monitor the needs and supply items as needed.
We are in the process of buying 3 X 30kg capacity pans to cook rice, and will be distributed to this temple and 2 other locations where needed. We also looking into vendors who have mats.
They need following items
Sleeping mats (currently they have 12 sleeping mats donated; can't distribute to the refugees b/c people will fight for the mats, according to the head priest)
Plastic plates and cups
Big pan to cook rice (30 kg capacity) (currently, they have a 10 kg capacity pans)
Kids formula bottles and brushes to clean the bottles.
Kid formula
68 kg of Rice per day
10 kg of Dal (Lentil) per day
5 kg of potato per day
Onions, Dry Fish, Coconuts, and other regular cooking materials in a Sri Lankan meal.

Location is confirmed by Nalindra Wickramaratne (high school friend). The food will be arriving in the Monday morning (SL time). 10 packs of baby formula, 100kg of Rice, 20kg of Dal, 10 kg of potato, some onions, Dry fish, and coconut.

Last Updated: 12:20 PM Jan 2, 2005 EST

Also we are in a process of buying 100 sleeping mats, 5 x 30 kg cooking pots, 800 underwears (male/female/adult/kids 200 each), 200 bras, 1000 sarongs for men, 1000 Cheetta (long skirts) for women

Sun Jan 02, 11:13:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

NEW REQUIREMENT at Sugatha Dharmadara Vidyalaya, Egodauyana, Moratuwa
estimated people in there is 1200 (Very crowedred)
Need Mosquito nets (a lot of mosquitos in the area)
Sarangs for men
Cheetta for women
Loctogen baby formula
tooth brushes and tooth paste
Large cooking pots (30 kg)
Fire wood (dara)
Grama Sevaka's name Danapala 0777-658-2067

Mon Jan 03, 01:15:00 AM IST  
Blogger Deep_Blue said :

NEW REQUIREMENT at Sugatha Dharmadara Vidyalaya, Egodauyana, Moratuwa
estimated people in there is 1200 (Very crowedred)
Need Mosquito nets (a lot of mosquitos in the area)
Clothing items: Sarongs for men and Cheetha for women
Baby formula Loctogen / Milk Powder
tooth brushes and tooth paste
Large cooking pots (30 kg) spices
Fire wood (dara)
Grama Sevaka's name: Danapala +94 (777) 658-2067

Mon Jan 03, 01:31:00 AM IST  
Blogger Katie said :

I can volunteer! I desperately want to be an onsite helper. Whether in the kitchen (I have experience cooking for large numbers of people and in food service/preparation) or in childcare, reception, cleaning, heavy work, etc it doesn't matter. I'm australian, 20 years old, fluent in English and Filipino, currently in the Philippines. As I am very close to most affected areas and possibly leaving the country soon, it's not a problem for me to leave for wherever I may be needed and pay for my own airfare.
PLease help me to help them!

Mon Jan 03, 02:48:00 PM IST  
Blogger Deep_Blue said :

Volunteers, please follow this link to get your questions answered:


Tue Jan 04, 01:55:00 AM IST