23 October, 2020

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Flood-Hit Sri Lanka Reaches Out To The World For Help

Flood hit Sri Lanka reached out to the world on Friday, seeking assistance to help over 425,000 flood and landslide affected victims to rebuild their lives.

The Ministry of Disaster Management in a public appeal released information of a special Bank Account open for both local and foreign donations, as the death toll increased to 63, with a total of 427,918 people affected by floods and landslides, as per the latest report released by the Disaster Management Centre on Friday noon.Flood Sri Lanka Photo Daham Sirisena's Facebook

India was among the first to rush aid to Sri Lanka, dispatching two naval ships full of relief materials, followed by an Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster heavy transport aircraft which was heading towards Colombo with medicines, a water purification plant and tents.

The Government also announced that it had decided to waive off the import duty slapped on all goods that are being sent to Sri Lanka as flood relief.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland called on the Commonwealth to provide support to Sri Lanka through coordinated assistance, following the landslide which killed over 150 people. “I am calling on the Commonwealth family to provide support to Sri Lanka through coordinated assistance in the aftermath of this tragedy,” she said.

During a meeting with Foreign Minister Mangala Samraweera on Thursday, Heads of Diplomatic Missions assured their countries assistance to Sri Lanka.

Ministry of Disaster Management’s – Disaster Relief Account Details are;
Account Name: Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management – Disaster Relief Account Account Number: 7040171
Bank: Bank of Ceylon
Branch: Independence Square

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    As expected, the begging begins……god help us. First of all the politicians should make financial contribution to this disaster from their personal finance l. Majority of the politicians are richer than ordinal folks. Let see who contribute more..

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      Not only Srilankan People are vary of handing over their precious hard earned money donated
      with goodwill nature , they also know what really happened to all those Billions from all over the world during the Tsunami and who ROBBED THE BILLIONS.!!

      We know now all that money was swindled by Politicians. First they had a “tug of war ” in the Parliament arguing who gets what and how much and then all disappeared lock stock and barrel.
      No tsunami money then No Tsunami talk at all.

      Even the international community knows what really happened to their money sent to these impoverished third world countries ruled by crooked dictators, they certainly know now that money sent on these ” BOGUS CALLS OF DISASTERS” will not reach the DESERVING people but will be spent and FOOD EATEN by the so called thieves of Politicians.

      One picture on CT highlighted THAT WHO ATE ALL THE FOOD. ?? “W EERAWANSA AND FRIENDS” OFCOURSE. PROOF OF THE PUDDING.
      NO CLASS , DISGRACEFUL. POLITICIANS AND THEIR ENTOURAGE OR TAILS!!!

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      Do we know the NAME OF THE SECRETARY, AND THE MINISTER FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT??

      ARE THEY CROOKS OR THIEVES??

      Will they be accountable for every Cent. Spent of the Donation received??
      Will the President and the P M. Too be accountable for every cent received??

      No one should give unless they give assuarances!

      Another point as others mentioned on CT The Buddhist Temples and the Theros living in the lap of Luxury, the Ministers ,MPs , Businessmen/ Women, Professionals who have fiddled state wealth, The Panama Listers, and the other thieves ,
      If these above mentioned individuals contribute a small amount of their Loot to these people who have lost their homes and loved ones including their bread winners will be commendable ,
      If we have good Philanthropists in our country we don’t need to go with BEGGING BOWLS TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.
      ITS not a massive Disaster as we put it.

      Shame on our President to go begging from the Diplomatic community.
      There’s always a limit to cry “GIVE ME MONEY”.

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        @Analyst.

        ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!
        Every word of what you said.

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        Analyst

        “ARE THEY CROOKS OR THIEVES??”

        They are the permanent disasters.

    • 6
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      President ! First and foremost. Call all the Srilankan Philanthropists , Panama Listers, The Rich Buddhist Monks, The Multi rich Ministers and MPs , and others to contribute to this disaster before. Begging the World.

      We are not a country similar to certain impoverished countries in the Sahara Desert.

      First Self motivate before jumping out with Beggars Bowls.

    • 7
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      Blame Sarath N. Silva for this catastrophe.

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      NAMS

      “Flood hit Sri Lanka reached out to the world on Friday, seeking assistance to help over 425,000 flood and landslide affected victims to rebuild their lives.”

      It is the local poor person, the middle earners and some rich earners who are contributing to help out the poor vicyms and middle earner victims.

      The MaRa and cronies and other politicians who stole and fleeced these people, are keeping their stole billions.

      For the politicians this is yet another oppprtunity to steal, just like they did during 2004 with the Tsunami Funds. Did they even share a day’s meal with the victims?

      Dhamma Deepaya? Faith Island of the Mahawansa Fable?

      http://www.infolanka.com/news/e/e448.jpg

  • 10
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    Nanthikadal swallowing Sri Lanka?

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      What will the Greeks and Italians send would be interesting- remember Tsunami!
      The government of MR was praying for this.
      Floods landslides are by nature more political than relief.
      Each country, organisation doner trying to outsmart the other as to how kind they are.Scotland the nannygate wants presence felt.
      All aid must go through the hands of the thieving government apparatus like Tsunami.
      there are over 350k sinhalese in the UK alone what would they do??
      Pansal Dansal or go over there and lend a direct hand.

      The kathmandu earthquake relief itself was a disaster.
      There were more planes flying and unable to land. finally over 50kg bags of dry rations were carried on the backs of poor women for long distances.

      Politicians and their ba** carriers are solely responsible for the landslides- quick money digging for stones, selling timber etc.

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      Nanthikadal 75,000 Ghosts taking their revenge in the South in Black May.

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        Joseph De Vazz – Kotte

        “Nanthikadal 75,000 Ghosts taking their revenge in the South in Black May.”

        Which ghost did take revenge in Nanthikadal?

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      Yes, there are no Tamil flood victims. F…..g imbecile!

  • 13
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    Beggar bastards politicians have no shame

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      “Beggar bastards politicians have no shame”
      Mano, our politicians are shameless “bastards” although not “beggars”. They are the richest in the country or in Asia. We are the beggars striving to make ends meet day after day. The so called “bastards” know only to market our poverty, destitution and hunger abroad and live off the funds and loans like lords. A revolution in this country is long overdue. Kill those “bastards” where ever you find them.

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      dharmapala

      “[Edited out]”

      Thanks brilliant.

  • 11
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    I don’t trust any politicians in Sri Lanka. Until this government start punishing the politicians and other government officials who misused, and robed public money I never contribute a penny to government social fund accounts. I will help the people that I know personally, as much I can do.

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    Why do we need International help? I thought we are “Asiayawei Aashcharya” (Miracle of Asia)? What more funding do we need? We just built Asia’s tallest Budhdha statue spending millions. Why not bust several million Rupees more by decorating and celebrating Vesak, put up millions of Rupees of Pandols, dine and party at each dansala’s during this Vesak. People get serious. Help us put a STOP to these great train robbery and bring all those perpetrators to justice either legally by the ballot or by the bullet.

  • 9
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    Don`t let Mahinda & Co.Ltd start another “Saving Hambantota” Tsunami Fund!

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa had a fleet of Benz cars worth millions of dollars and purchased on government account .Gota had a fleet of BMWs.Now Sarath Fonseca and his Cabinet colleagues go in luxury cars worth a fortune.Yet during a comparatively small flood we go cap in hand begging for help.This is all we have achieved during 6 decades plus of independence.Oh Lanka I cry for thee.

  • 8
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    Do we as a Nation really need to beg for assistance to help 425,000 of our brothers and sisters who have been affected badly by the recent floods to get back on their feet again ?

    If every one of the 225 worthies who occupy a seat at the Parliament voluntarily agree to forgo their duty-free vehicles, each of the 425,000 flood-affected individuals could be granted at least Rs 1 million towards their rehabilitation.
    Will the Prime Minister lead by example by agreeing to cancel the order to procure two bullet-proof vehicles for his use which it is claimed will cost the Nation Rs 600 million ?

  • 4
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    The people are suffering and our leader and his PM is only preaching no action incompetance at its worse ! If not for the forces who could do only so much people would have suffered more .The disaster management department seemed to have gone to sleep ! our parasitic politician were no where to be seen .Did not see one asshole doing any thing.I wonder whether these buggers did not see that even the poor person tried to help.If not for the private sector and the ordinary person who even gave up their lunch packet things would have been a lot worse.I was at a Super market where there were no basic essentials at 9.00am yesterday people were bought any thing and every thing that the needy people wanted. Hope these political parasite rot in hell! Sorry for saying this on wesak day. Even Lord Budda I am sure will understand the peoples anger at the politicians and the government servants who do nothing but get their pay.

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    We are paying the price of false development carried out by successive governments who must be made accountable for this thoughtless programme. unfortunately in SL there is nothing called accountability. Atleast now these B——-must be made to account and put in jail.

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      vas

      “We are paying the price of false development carried out by successive governments who must be made accountable for this thoughtless programme.”

      Didn’t MR build great highways to develop the country? You are being ungrateful to him.

      ” unfortunately in SL there is nothing called accountability. Atleast now these B——-must be made to account and put in jail.”

      For war crimes too, committed between 5th April 1971 to 15th January 2015.

  • 8
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    People will be wary of giving after helping hambantota theft?

  • 5
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    Government is not doing at-least the work done by the civic minded citizens and the corporate sector . I saw public was hooting at certain ministers Including Hakeem and Western Province CM Devapriya which they richly deserve . I was enchanted to see it. Only ostensible thing from the govt. is parroting some gibberish . President used to do this magnificently . He says something and does the polar opposite. Ranil’s stooges are spreading hooliganism in Parliament and the “Mervin Silva Culture” is seen from Many UNP MPs and Ministers again. Chandra Jayaratne keeps on Writing Love letters to the President for which President does not give an iota of Consideration and CB Governor keep on Issuing bonds . I don’t think President has the sense to comprehend what are these so-called bonds even . All these matters are hilarious.

  • 12
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    Remember what happened to the Tsunami Relief funds – ending up in a private bank account?

    Hopefully there will be a transparent accounting of the funds received and how they were disbursed, or our crooked politicians will be able to and will have no hesitation in swelling their personal accounts.

    How about if a fund is set up for donations from the tax-exempt politicians? It will be interesting to see who donates (if any)!!

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    ‘The Government also announced that it had decided to waive off the import duty slapped on all goods that are being sent to Sri Lanka as flood relief’.

    …as well as the duty on luxury cars for mps.

  • 5
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    Remember he tsunami of 2004 – Help in anyway possible but don’t help “helping hambantota” or else he will be back!

  • 5
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    Our Discarded President during his time made a big donation to Uganda. Let`s see how his good friend Ugandan bloke will react to this situation.

  • 9
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    Reading some of these comments, I can’t help feeling that the thieving Rajapakses have succeeded in killing off the sense of charity inherent in all of us here and abroad, after the Rs.Trillions donated to alleviate the Tsunami victims, vanished without trace. I hope they choke on their caviar lounging about in their mansions.

  • 1
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    Galleon Ravi says all Containers , marked Food Aid will be Tax Exempt totally.

    Yahapalana MPs and even Ministers must be ecstatic….

  • 0
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    Yahaalana PM Batalanda Ranil told Parliament that all these Mud Slides and Flooding were the result of the JO breaking coconuts to bring bad Karma on him.

    Should the JO go for a another round of Coconut breaking, this time asking the Gods for the reverse effect?.

  • 1
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    Where is almost the great about Indians coming to Sri Lanka and taking over their jobs?

    What a shame to speak such words about our friendly neighbour!

    Indians are the First to come to our rescue at times of disaster.

    Actions speak louder than words. And the Indian government has proved it right.

    From all I know. Most unscrupulous traders will import their goods claiming to be for flood relief and avail the duty free facilities. This is the mentality of our traders.

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      Barus

      “Indians are the First to come to our rescue at times of disaster. Actions speak louder than words. And the Indian government has proved it right.”

      Where is MR’s all weather friend China?

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      Not only the mentality of the traders , also the same mentality of the Educated thugs , and uneducated thugs whomcreated the RIFT AMONG THE COMMUNITIES FOR HALF A CENTURY.

      THEY MADE THEMSELVES MODAYAS OF THE WONDER OF ASIA AND MADE THE COUNTRY A WAR ZONE.
      THE RESULT: Inequality , Greed, Lack of education and Sinhala only or THE SINHALE, ect.

      The jungle mentality can never be cured .

      Srilanka is a CORRUPT COUNTRY WHERE ALL THE CRIMINALS WALK FREELY.

      YOU ALL CREATED IT ! Have you ever raised your voices ?? ! No!No!No! We were all shackled with Terrorism Act, ( all the law abiding citizens) Undemocrasy , Anarchy, No Freedom of speech nor Freedom of Movement.

      People were targeted , Stigmatised with names as Terrorists, Tigers, Wahabism, Anti Christ, the Result
      Businesses were being taken over by Wahabis, The Jobs and the lands were being taken over by the Tamils , not only that The Tamils and the Muslims were going to Rape the Sinhala women and take them.
      Blah Blah Bolah, All these Were Sinhale Modayas Lies,

      Now we need Billions of Begging Bowls to Beg and Borrow,
      Then the VULTURES ARE THERE TO PILFER THE GOODWILL DONATIONS FROM FAR AND WIDE,
      CAN WE TRUST ANY ONE ??
      It’s a cursed country with cursed people live on it.

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    “Indians are the First to come to our rescue at times of disaster. Actions speak louder than words. And the Indian government has proved it right.” Where is MR’s all weather friend China?

    China is the factory of the world.
    You bash & insult them. Would they want to come forward?
    Your answer is as good as mine.

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      India is the first country to respond with 2 shiploads and a planeload. But the Sunday Times thinks it is not front page news. Rather it prefers to talk about Sampur on the front page. Is the ST waiting to check the quality of the parippu provided?
      Also the ST carries an article by Gangaramaya Podi Hamuduruwo requesting people to send donations(in cash only) to one of his accounts.

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