08/11/2017 – Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Colombo Branch took steps to provide relief items to people affected by minor floods in Hanwella, Colombo today. Around 800 families received aid during the day. The Kuwaiti Red Crescent sponsored the relief packs and funded the relief distribution.
Their support will extend to people affected in districts of Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Colombo, and Galle totalling their support to over 4000 families.
20/10/2017 – Kurunegala, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society took steps yesterday to vested in the public three disaster risk reduction projects that will provide support to over 200 families in Maspotha, Kurunegala. This project initiated after a risk assessment of the community found that most families do not have access to safe drinking water, hence a source for that needed to be created. After discussing with the communities the officials from the Sri Lanka Red Cross Kurunegala Branch decided to dig two wells and a pipe well in order to solve the issue.
26/09/2017 – Matara, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society with the support from the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has begun the construction of houses for people affected by the landslide in Morawakkanda in Deniyaya, Matara.
On the 25th May 2017, the Morawakkanda mountain gave way owing to massive rains experienced before. This resulted in the mountain collapsing over the village below. Over 25 families were affected. The landslide killed 6 people, and 12 are still missing presumed to be dead.
25/08/2017 – Kegalle, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society vested in public the first house completed for people affected by the Aranayake landslide in Kegalle yesterday (24th). This house was built by the funds donated by the public in Sri Lanka and the world over through online contributions.
On the 17th of May 2016, the Samasara mountain in Aranayake gave way and came atop three villages underneath burying it completely. According to Government estimates over 100 people died owing to this disaster.
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.