Remembering the lives lost, ten years on…..

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014

26/12/2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society today commemorated the tenth commemoration of the Indian Ocean Tsunami that swept across the island nation ten years ago, killing over 35,000 people and affecting over two million. Today the President of the Sri Lanka along with the Governance observed two minutes of silence

Over 675,000 affected due to inclement weather in Sri Lanka

Posted on Thursday, December 25th, 2014

25/12/2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Heavy flooding in Sri Lanka since 19 December 2014, in 18 districts has affected an estimated 675,000 people according to the Disaster Management Centre (DMC). Six people have been reported dead due to floods & landslides. Currently, 80,736 people are living in 344 safety centers (evacuation centres). Its is reported that 3,175 houses

Sri Lanka Red Cross felicitate all Partners of the Tsunami Operation

Posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

20/11/204 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society hosted the “T10 Summit” in view of the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami by inviting back the Partner National Societies who worked in the Tsunami Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Programme in Sri Lanka. Over 45 delegates from 18 National Societies were present for

While strengthening bilateral relations, Red Cross Society of China donates to the Koslanda landslide relief operation

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

05/11/2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) donated 30,000 USD to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society supporting the ongoing Koslanda landslide operations and to aid the survivors of the tragedy. The donation was made through the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka. Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka His Excellency Mr. Wu Jianghao

Red Cross focuses on the 2nd phase of early recovery as longer term needs arise for Koslanda survivors

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

01/11/2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) with support from International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) & the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is now focusing on assisting early recovery needs of the people affected by the Koslanda landslide. Currently there’s a dire need

Sri Lanka Red Cross calls for expansion of life-saving skills for everyone, everywhere.

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014

13/09/2014 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: For World First Aid Day, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) along with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is calling on communities island-wide to be equipped with life-saving skills, be it in times of everyday crises, disasters or conflicts. Local people save 90