Monday, June 15, 2009

Helping IDPs in Pollanuruwa Hospital

A group of young people have been delivering aid to the Pollonaruwa hospital where a1108 of displaced people are treated. This location is often ignored by mainstream aid initiatives we are told. The next delivery date is 20th of June 2009.

Following is a needs-list from the hospital:

150 Sanitary Napkins
250 400g Pax Anchor Full Cream Milk Powder
150 250g Pax Tea
250 250g Pax Sugar
250 250g Pax Nestomalt
400 Pax Biscuits – Horlicks/Marie
250 Bottles Hair Oil
250 Bottles of Eau de Colonge
Assortment of toys/card packs/board games/Tamil novels
Box of little Kandos/Edna Chocolates (enough for 150 kids)

Clothes Breakdown

Male & female underwear (S, M & L)
Bras (32, 34, 36 A,B,C, D)
Underskirts (free size)
Baniyans/vests (free size)
Short sleeved t-shirts and shirts (S, M & L)
Long/ ¾ Skirts (S, M & L)
Blouses (S, M & L)
House coats/kaftans/bed jackets (free size)
Shorts/3/4 shorts (S&M)
Infant, baby and toddler clothes (unisex)
Children’s clothes – A-line dresses, t-shirts, skirts & blouses/skinnies (S&M)

The drop off point is at 19 1/1 Siri Dhamma Road, Colombo 10. Please call Kanishka on 0712-799920 before you make a drop off. For more info, email desilva.marisa[at]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Toy Drive

Delivery Address for Toys
78, Barnes Place, Colombo 7

Wholesale prices for toys and soothers
small car - 25.00
flute - 20.00
doll s - 20.00
skipping rope - 60.00
beach ball L - 60.00
colour pencil set - 40.00
Squeeky toys - 75.00
rattles - 30.00
car - 65.00
puzzles - 45.00
puzzles - 95.00
pencil box - 65.00
rattle ball soft - 95.00

Soothers - Rs.400 per dozen, approx. Rs.33 per piece

For purchase of toys and soothers at above prices, they can visit Bambino on Galle Road and leave items there as it is a collection point. Or can contact me on 0777 686 787 to donate money for purchase.

There's more info here:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Aid Collection for Pulmoddai

An effort is underway by a group of people to collect urgent items for an estimated 7,000 refugees in a camp in Pulmoddai. An aid worker who visited the area suggests that we might want to concentrate on meeting the needs of the approximately 4,000 women there. This is an urgent request for donations to collect the following:

Sanitary napkins for 1 month - 4000 X 2 Eva / Free & Easy packets = 8000 in total

Women's panties (large) 4000 X 3 = 12,000

Bras - (sizes 32 - 34) 4000 X 3 = 12,000

A van will travel to Pulmoddai on Friday morning, and the main collection point is at Wellawatte at this address:

Address removed.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Urgent Need of Jeevani in Vavuniya

We have been informed by the Vavuniya hospital that there is an urgent an immediate and urgent need for Jeevani in the Vavuniya Hospital. There will be a Ministry of Health van leaving FCE (Foundation for Coexistence) at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday the 7th of May)

The Address is:
146/20, Havelock Road, Colombo 05. Any amount of Jeevani would be extremely helpful.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rebuild Lanka - Help us Curb the Suffereing of the IDPs

Help the IDPs - Muslim Aid

Please help by circulating to your friends and relatives. This is the time we need to show that we care. All you need to do is to get contributions of RS 100/= from each of your friends and relatives and help us in this worthy cause. Also need the following

  1. Anyone who can lend ambulances for a minimum period of 3 months.
  2. Medicines – a list will be circulated in due course
  3. Cash donations for food.
  4. Toys, drawing books, pencil colours for children

Contact Details:
Kevin De Silva

Act. Head of Communications & Fundraising
Muslim Aid Sri Lanka Field Office
219 Nawala Rd, Nugegoda
Sri Lanka
Tel: + 94 (0) 77 3638922 +94- (0) 112815024
Fax: + 94 (0) 11 2815022 Email: kevin[at]
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