20/10/2017 – Kurunegala, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society took steps yesterday to vested in the public three disaster risk reduction projects that will provide support to over 200 families in Maspotha, Kurunegala. This project initiated after a risk assessment of the community found that most families do not have access to safe drinking water, hence a source for that needed to be created. After discussing with the communities the officials from the Sri Lanka Red Cross Kurunegala Branch decided to dig two wells and a pipe well in order to solve the issue. Accordingly, the project got underway at a cost of 1,200,000 rupees.
Yesterday the President of Sri Lanka Red Cross Jagath Abeysinghe, the Deputy Director General Sudath Madugalle, along with the President of the SLRCS Kurunegala Branch A. M. Bandaranayake, Branch Executive Officer of SLRCS Kurunegala Branch Wasantha Priyadharshani took steps to vest the project in the community that it intends to serve.
The Disaster Risk Reduction project of Sri Lanka Red Cross continues to assist smaller communities in rural Sri Lanka who are at risk of disasters. The project intends to make community members identify their issues and then to provide support in solving the matter through technical and funding assistance.
Addressing the gathering President of Sri Lanka Red Cross Society said that this is yet again another example of the society being there for the most vulnerable.
The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies Sri Lanka Delegation provided funding for this project.