The flood relief programme mooted by the Independent Television Network continues to accept donations.
Philanthropists from the State as well as the private sector are making donations to ITN. Some assistance already received had been dispatched to Batticaloa as well as Welikanda areas in two stages. More contributions are accepted in the form of dry rations, drugs and clothing for the third stage. Donors can hand over their contributions to the ITN head office at Wickramasinghepura in Battaramulla and the Marketing Division at Baudhaloka Mawatha in Colombo. In the meantime, the Lions District 306A-2 under the guidance of Lion Chandra Patuwawala handed over a stock of dry rations worth nearly 600 thousand rupees to ITN.
The Welfare Society of the Ministry of Technology and Research on the instructions of Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Deputy Miniser Faizer Mustapha has also handed over a stock of dry rations to the ITN relief programme.
The Kiribathgoda Suhadha United Traders’ Association and the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha have dispatched dry rations for the benefit of the displaced in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa under the auspices of Minister Mervyn Silva.
The Edinburgh Company of Rajagiriya has presented to the Presidential Secretariat bottled water worth one million rupees for distribution among the displaced. Senior Assistant Secretary C.M. Withanachchi received the donation. It was carried out under the coordination of Uva Chief Minister Sashindra Rajapaksa.
Meanwhile, the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Army launched a relief collection programme for the flood affected throughout the country. At the initial place, the Seva Vanitha Unit distributed essential goods among the affected in the Ampara area. They distributed goods to the value of 450 thousand rupees. This programme was mooted under the able leadership of President of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit Manjulika Jayasuriya.