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Donations for Flood Relief in Sri Lanka

Thousands of people have been displaced while many have lost their lives following continuous rain prevailing over the last few days throughout the Island. 242,152 persons have been displaced, and 22 out of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka have been affected.

The Sri Lankan expatriate community in Oman can assist in bringing relief to the affected people. An arrangement has been made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo whereby the Embassy can accept cash donations and transmit the same to the Government of Sri Lanka, for providing relief to the affected people. The Embassy will issue an official receipt for all the cash donations that would be made.

Considering the time factor, the cost involved in transporting the relief materials and the possible difficulties that could arise during customs clearance, it is encouraged to provide monetary assistance rather than send relief items. Please note that the Embassy does not have any monetary provisions to bear the cost of air/shipping freight for sending relief items to Sri Lanka. Moreover, cash donations are encouraged, as it is more economical to purchase immediate relief items locally.


It is also possible to contribute through the Sri Lankan Embassy account at Bank Muscat and the details are as follows;


Account Name: Sri Lanka Embassy, Oman

Name of the Bank: Bank Muscat

Name of the Branch: Al Khuwair Branch 37

Account No: 0317025077150011


(Please note to furnish the details of the contributions made to the Embassy account, enabling us to issue an official receipt and for accounting purposes.)


Your contributions for the welfare of the affected people are greatly appreciated.

Inquiries: Hiruni Rajapakse (Second Secretary)

24697841/2

24697944

96972462


For updates on flood situation please see this link. <http://www.mea.gov.lk/index.php/en/media-briefings/flood-situation>


Embassy of Sri Lanka

Sultanate of Oman

20.05.2016