Commemorating the lives we lost from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Posted on Saturday, December 26th, 2015

26/12/2015 – Colombo, Sri Lanka:  The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004 was an extraordinary event of such magnitude and destructive power, whose impact on humanity mean it will always be remembered as one of the world’s worst disasters. Over 226,000 people were killed and the lives of millions of people were

Transforming 21,125 houses to homes in northern Sri Lanka

Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015

22/12/2015 – Jaffna, Sri Lanka: The Red Cross Post Conflict Recovery Programme (RC PCRP) that began its operations in 2010 soon after a 30 year old conflict ended is now coming to an end after constructing 21,125 homes in northern Sri Lanka. The Programme has aided over 400,000 people living in all five districts of

Providing life saving support at world renowned Sigiriya

Posted on Monday, December 14th, 2015

14/12/2015 – Matale, Sri Lanka: Dennis Chang is from Hong Kong. He’s backpacking in Sri Lanka for his Christmas holidays. One of the key places he wanted to visit was Sigirya in central Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is one of the most valuable historical monuments in the island. Referred by locals as the eighth Wonder of

Thank you volunteers!!!

Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2015

05/12/2015 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Today is International Volunteer Day. This day we celebrate the support and invaluable services rendered by thousands of volunteers across the island. At Sri Lanka Red Cross there are over 7000 active volunteers who engage in providing services such as first aid, emergency relief, assisting during times of disasters, and

Strengthening youth capacity and molding future leaders

Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015

23/11/2015 – Rathnapura, Sri Lanka: A national youth camp aimed at molding young minds to be future leaders of the country was held in Nivithigala, Rathnapura recently with the participation of youth from all branches of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS). The event was organized by the Youth Unit of the Organizational Department of

Floods, landslides and adverse weather, affects over 100,000; Red Cross responds

Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

UPDATE 2  18/11/2015 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) is responding to various emergencies as a result of adverse weather conditions in most parts of Sri Lanka. 138,676 people living in 14 districts, mostly in the north are affected by floods, landslides and heavy rains. SLRCS volunteers through its branch

Being climate smart in a world where the climate change

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

11/11/2015 – Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka: In recent years, Sri Lanka has endured a series of extreme weather-related events, attributed in part to the effects of climate change. Since 2010, torrential rains have caused five major floods and the country has also been beset by four periods of significant drought. One of the consequences of these erratic

News houses vested in the public in Mannar

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

10/11/2015 – Mannar, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) in collaboration with the Qatar Red Crescent vested in the public recently in Erukkalampiddy and Kondatchchi in the Mannar District. This is part of the community support provided by the Mannar Branch of SLRCS. 114 houses 6 shops as livelihood support, two tube