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Sri Lanka Appeal for Flood Relief Assistance


Over 180 lives have been lost, 110 people are missing while 61,000 families have been rendered homeless and 588,082 persons affected due to continuous heavy monsoon rains, in Sri Lanka over the past few days, resulting in floods and landslides. The districts of Kegalle, Rathnapura, Kalutara, Gampaha, Matara, Hambantota, Galle, Matale, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu have been the worst affected.

The Emergency Response Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is coordinating rescue and relief measure in consultation with the Government’s Disaster Management Centre. Latest updates on the situation can be accessed at

Sri Lankan expatriate community can assist in bringing relief to the affected people by making a monetary contribution.  Monetary donations are encouraged, as it is more economical to purchase immediate relief items locally. Please note that the Sri Lanka Government is not in a position to bear the cost of freight for sending relief items.


Donations can be made by cash, cheque or money order in Australia dollars payable to the Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Sydney, and an official receipt will be issued.

Bank transfers can be made through the Consulate General of Sri Lanka, Sydney account at the ANZ.

ANZ Account No: 351415021 – BSB: 012 003

Account Name: Consulate General of Sri Lanka

Swift Code (for international transfers) : ANZ BAU 3M

Reference: (mandatory) “FLOODS” or “197136”

Please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with payment confirmation and your contact details to facilitate issuance of an official receipt.

Those who wish to dispatch relief material will have to bear freight charges by themselves and the consignments should be addressed to the following:

Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management, Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 7.

Tel: +94 11 2665389

Fax: +94 11 2665098

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Your generous assistance for the welfare of the people affected by prevailing adverse weather conditions is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka  

Level 11, No. 48 Hunter Street 
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel. 02 9235 2582
Fax:  (02) 9223 8750