Providing water filters to combat kidney disease in rural Matale

Posted on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

22/12/2016 – Matale, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s (SLRCS) Health & Care Programme’s continuation support towards eradicating kidney diseases in rural Sri Lanka continues with another attempt to raise awareness and to educate the public of the importance of clean drinking water and how it can help people eradicate and prevent chronic kidney

Appreciating the backbone of our Society .. our Volunteers

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

21/12/2016 – Mannar, Sri Lanka: A volunteer appreciation programme was conducted by the Mannar Branch of Sri Lanka Red Cross recently in order to appreciate the hard work by the volunteers on various projects of the branch.  104 such volunteers who are working for health and nutrition project travelled to Trincomalee District for the event. Most of these

Red Cross housing project continues to make excellent progress

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

21/12/2016 – Hatton, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Estate Housing Project, that began mid this year is moving ahead with beneficiary selection and providing the ground work for over 1600 families to get permanent housing. These houses will enrich and enhance the quality of life of the estate worker who currently live in line houses.

Safeguarding communities in the aftermath of a disaster

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016

22/12/2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The second phase of distribution of items to the flood affected in the Colombo district took place today in Megoda Kolonnawa and Belagama in the Kolonnawa division. This is part of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s (SLRCS) partnership with the UNHabitat to distributed non food relief items such as bedsheets and

“Volunteerism is a powerful means of mobilizing all segments of society as active partners in building a better world.”

Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Message by the President of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Jagath Abeysinghe for International Volunteer Day 2016  On International Volunteer Day today, we recognize millions of people around the world who give their time and talent to tackle global challenges:  from volunteers working in their own communities on climate change adaptation and poverty reduction to

Saluting the backbone and soul of the Red Cross – Our Volunteers

Posted on Sunday, December 4th, 2016

05/12/2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: On this day we celebrate the power of volunteerism. Volunteering fosters creativity, draws strength from our passions and connects us to those who need us most. Volunteerism is a global phenomenon that transcends boundaries, religions and cultural divides. Volunteers embody the fundamental values of commitment, inclusiveness, civic engagement and a sense

Hands up for #HIVprevention

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

01/12/2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Despite the progress made against HIV over the past 15 years and the availability of proven prevention and treatment methods, the annual number of new HIV infections among adults has remained static, at an estimated 1.9 million a year since 2010 the world over. Moreover, there has been resurgence of

Joining forces to share knowledge in order to fight vector borne disease in South Asia

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

30/11/2016 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: Dengue, Chikungunya and in the recent past Zika has now become a menace to communities across the world. In Sri Lanka alone dengue has affected 2283 cases island-wide for this year alone. Accordingly, a collective programme by the Government, Aid Workers and other partners in the field have been working around

Individual Donors

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the below donors who have indeed made our humanitarian assistance to the People of Sri Lanka better. Kindly note that this page is updated on a monthly basis, hence if your name does not appear, it will be updated in the