Red Cross Continues Psychosocial support for the victims of Easter Sunday terror attacks

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society launched several programmes to support the victims of Easter Sunday Attacks such as Educational support, Cash Grants and Livelihood support as well. Providing psychosocial support is a key component of these programmes.

Sri Lanka Red Cross Society volunteers visited each household to look into the wellbeing of the people affected by the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

“Women back to society”

A special psycho-social programme for the women in Katuwapitiya area, whom were mostly traumatised by the terror attacks was organized by Gampaha Branch of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society recently.

The event was titled as “Coffee with Sriyani” where veteran actress Shriyani Amarasena spent the evening sharing her life experiences with 140 women participants at the Dunant training Centre, SLRCS Gampaha branch. Over 140 women attended the programme.

Program included few components titled “save your life and others lives” (First aid lessons), “Together believe on each other” – (SCORE session), “Share life experience” (Coffee with Shriyani), Group exercise (PSS Activities).

Women who attended the sessions shared their smiles, their experiences and grievance as well.

Furthermore, Learning materials & First Aid Kit were distributed, played music videos and songs and Group and individual discussions conducted as well.

The session, “Coffee with Sriyani” was organized with the support of Cine Star Actors’ Society of Sri Lanka.