The Mid-Season Miracle Continues

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2020

By Sakshi Selvanathan (07th August 2020)   In the present context where countless processes have ground to a halt in the face of the relentless COVID-19 outbreak, some remain uncompromisable, and rightly so. One such process is Sri Lankan farming, and the farmers who engage in these activities (especially those in the dry zone) are

Honouring Our Silent Heroes

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2020

By Sakshi Selvanathan – (18th June 2020)  Our extensive volunteer network has been the propelling force behind our humanitarian endeavors from the very inception of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s emergency response to the COVID-19 epidemic. With the sole objective of protecting the Sri Lankan populace from the debilitating disease, volunteers across the twenty-five

Restoring Family Links Amid a Pandemic

Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2020

By Sakshi Selvanathan – 12th June 2020 (Colombo) The bittersweet joy of only a handful of life’s moments can compare to that of a mother finally reconnecting with her child, after more than half a decade of no contact. And owing to the intervention of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Mary Saundya

Continuous effort in Combating Covid 19 – SLRed Cross Response Update #24

Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2020

UPDATE #25 25th June 2021 – Today the SLRCS handed over 10-litre oxygen concentrators to the Piliyandala Divisional Hospital and the Wethara District Hospital, which will be used to help in the recovery of #COVID19 patients admitted there. The stocks were handed over by the SLRCS President Jagath Abeysinghe and the Sri Lanka Red Cross

Joining Forces for Greater Awareness

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

(Colombo, Sri Lanka), On the 20th March, the awareness raising mandate of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society broadened its scope with the new collaborations forged with the Ministry of Transport Services Management, in addition to its partnership with the Sri Lanka Police. The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Deputy Director General, Aruna Lekamge handed over

Raising Awareness in the Fight Against COVID-19

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2020

In the face of a burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak, Sri Lanka Red Cross has been engaging in a vigorous awareness-raising campaign to educate the general public about the virus and the necessary precautions to be exercised to prevent a further increase in infections. Within the initial weeks since the very first case of COVID-19 was recorded

Rain water harvesting brings relief to families living in dry zones

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2020

By Ganga Kariyawasam Life has changed for Shanika and her family thanks to the rainwater harvesting system. Shanika and her family live in Rekeula Village, Polpithigama which is yet another dry zone area of the Kurunegala District. This village receives rain merely a couple of months during the entire year. Also, the Rekeulla village has