A detailed special situation report as of 1600 hrs of 27 May 2017 is below.
The Government of Sri Lanka has sought international assistance in relief and rescue operations, the expatriate Sri Lankan communities/organisations and donors can support immediate relief in numerous means.
In this context, the Government of Sri Lanka wishes to receive cash donations in the form of assistance from Sri Lankan expatriates since it would be economical to purchase most of the urgent relief items in Sri Lanka and provide them to the needy in a faster manner.
Those who wish to make cash donations can be made such donations at the Office of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka at Suite 536, St. Kilda Road Towers, No. 1, Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 or deposit funds in the bank account of the Consulate General of which details are given below:
Branch: St. Kilda Road
BSB No: 013423
Account No: 208009661
Name of the account: Consulate General of Sri Lanka
Funds being received will be transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo for disaster relief use.
Those who wish to despatch relief materials (list of items needed is given in the above attachment) will have to bear freight charges by themselves. Such consignments should be addressed to the following:
Ministry of Disaster Management