Appeal for Donations for Flood Relief

20 may 2016 floods


About 400,000 people have been displaced while many have lost their lives following severe flooding over the last few days throughout the Island affecting 22 out of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka. The relief and rescue operations are being conducted by the Ministry of Disaster Management with the support of the tri forces and other agencies.

We appeal to the Sri Lankan expatriate community and well wishers in Switzerland to assist in providing relief to the affected people. Given the urgent needs, the Government Authorities have decided to call for financial donations in order to purchase immediate relief items locally and to distribute them through the Government Agents in the Districts.

All financial donations can be made by Cash or Bank Deposits payable to the following official account of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Geneva in Swiss Francs (CHF) and receive an official receipt of acknowledgement.

Name of the Bank: Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS)
Bank Account No. 240.256121.30A
Account Name: Consulate General of Sri Lanka
IBAN: CH 350024024025612130A
Clearing No. 240

Copy of Bank Deposit slip with the name and address may be kindly communicated to the Mission by email, fax or post once the deposit is made, in order to issue an official receipt of acknowledgement.


If you wish to make any donation in term of material kindly note that the authorities have requested to limit them to be following immediate relief material and medical items;


Relief Material

1. Folding Mattress
2. Generators (5 KVA/20 KVA) (220V/240V)
3. Emergency Lights
4. Life Jackets
5. Mobile Toilets
6. Tapeline
7. Tents
8. Toilet Cleaning Tablets
9. Water filters
10. Water Purification Tablets
11. Out Boat Motors (25.40 hp.)
12. Out Boats

Medical items

1. Tents for Health Service Provision

2. Vehicle for Transportation of Health Staff
3. Water Pumps
4. Electric Generators
5. Emergency Lamps
6. Boots
7. Rain Coats
8. Umbrellas
9. Torches
10. Mobile Water Purification Plants
11. Mini Mobile Hospitals
12. Insecticides for fly control as Solfax

Also, please note that all costs related to packing and transportation will need to be borne by the donors.

Funds received will be transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo for disaster relief use. Your contributions for the welfare of the affected people in Sri Lanka is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka Geneva

Postal Address
Consulate General of Sri Lanka
56, rue de Moillebeau,
P.O. Box436,
1211 Geneva 19.

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