03/08/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: As the dengue epidemic continues to claim lives in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in partnerships with the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has increased activities aimed at combating dengue epidemic in the island. As of now over 327 people have lost their lives while over 119, 773 have contracted the disease.
by Mahieash Johnney, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.
20/07/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society & the Singapore Red Cross entered into a memorandum of understanding to provide relief and care for the people affected by the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka.
29/06/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Federal Republic of Germany today donated 16.5 million rupees (100,000 Euros) for the longer term recovery phase programme for floods and landslides that occurred in the month of May this year.
The funds will be mainly utilized for water & sanitation along with hygiene promotion activities.
Accordingly the signing of the agreement took place today at the Germany Embassy in Colombo amidst the presence of His Excellency Jörn Rohde, the German ambassador to Sri Lanka.
19/06/2017 – Various Locations, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society continues its effort to ensure that people who were affected by floods in rural Sri Lanka will avert another health crisis by ensuring that they are provided with quality medical care within their village.