Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN)Sri Lanka remains in the grips of the worst flooding in 14 years, and the bad weather that has killed at least 194 people is expected to continue, the Red Cross said Monday.
I was in Colombo in 2016 May when similar catastrophe occurred , but fortunately the death toll was much less. RU 64 website was able to collect around Rs 250,000 on short notice to provide some relief on a small scale through Seylan Bank. This year I have contacted LOLC, the company that owns Eden Resort, Beruwala. LOLC will match any cash donations we make,. The official press release is attached below.
Are these natural disasters a new phenomenon SriLanka? Most often the government tries to say that this is a result of climate change.
Climate change is like God (according to the government officials) doing things that we have little control of. Is it climate change or is it predictable outcome of the gradual destruction of sensitive environment by unsustainable mega development projects?
I encourage you to read the article on this subject published in SL Guardian by Raveendra Kariawasam last year. See below,
Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka: Whose Responsibilities?
Contact information to LOLC
If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact me directly
I would love to hear your comments
Here is another avenue for contributions from CoMSAA
The CoMSAA has started a fund to provide relief to victims of the recent floods.
Please make your contribution to the account No. 72262672 at Bank of Ceylon, Regent Street Branch.
Please inform us of your payment by calling;
Dr Chamila Dalpatadu 0713223378
Dr Aruni Wariyapola 0714785184
Dr Thilina Kanangara 0766853533
Dr Sarath Gamini de Silva