Written by Lahiru Fernando
27 Apr, 2015 | 10:06 pm
Favourable responses keep flowing in for Sri Lanka for Nepal, a relief project for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.
News1st, Sirasa and Shakthi have taken the initiative to step forward and provide relief for the families of the thousands killed and injured in the earthquake that struck Nepal.
The Ministry of Disaster Management, the Disaster Management Centre, the security forces and the Police Environment Unit have joined with News1st in this endeavour to help Nepal at this time of great need.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be assisting in the coordination of the project as the country joins hands together in support.
Those who came in to drop off relief items, all of which will be sent to Nepal, spoke of how the entire world helped Sri Lanka in our time of need, following the devastating 2004 tsunami. They went on to state that it is our responsibility to help people in need.
They also took time to thank and commend News1st and MTV/MBC for aiding and providing the Sri Lankan public with an avenue of sending much-needed supplies to tragedy-hit Nepal.
Items that are required are collected at The Harrisons Building, 330, TB Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10.
As a result of the ruined roads in post-quake Nepal and as the Katmandu Airport is only open for relief services, we at News1st and MTV/MBC can only accept items on the list of essential items provided by the Nepalese authorities.
Donations required are blankets, warm clothing, drinking water, milk powder, canned fish, dry rations, first-aid kits, tents, baby products and women’s sanitary items.
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