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An appeal to help Sri Lanka with Food aid to the needy

to BEAP members and friends

 

Your Foundation which was formed primarily to provide infrastructure support to the Teaching Hospital (Accident & Emergency) in Batticaloa during the years of conflict between the people of the North and East and the Sri Lankan governments of that time.

We did that by raising (US$3million) and joined hands with the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, to build a modern, state of the art Accident & Emergency Trauma Hospital, fully equipped to cope with the medical traumas of today. The Government spent nearly US$7 million on this project and worked in close partnership with us.

The new hospital was completed in 2018. The Easter Sunday bombings took place in April 2019 and caused serious injury to over 100 people.  They were all rushed to  the A & E hospital; some were dead on arrival.  Many were treated and some moved to wards. It was hollow satisfaction to see the hospital we built for road and other accident victims receive the care and treatment that was meted out after the bombing.

This event was followed by the global coronavirus pandemic which required the A&E to be used as an isolation ward for those smitten by the virus.

Then came the economic breakdown across the island which has left the Public Health Services of the country utterly bankrupt and unable to provide essential medicines and consumables to carry out basic care for the patients.

The same problem is faced by public hospitals throughout the country.

The call for help has been heard far and wide and great work is being done by many social welfare groups and charity groups all over the world.

THE FOUNDATION SUPPORTING A NATIONAL TRAUMA SERVICE IN SRI LANKA INC HAS NOT BEEN IGNORANT NOR INCONSIDERATE TO THESE CALLS.  WE HAVE ACTED DIFFERENTLY AND SENT MONEY THROUGH OFFICIAL BANK CHANNELS TO HELP THE CAUSE THROUGH CORRECT FUNDS TRANSFER DIRECT TO PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANIES NOMINATED BY THE HOSPITALS.

THIS WAY, THERE IS NO MIDDLEMAN, AND NO CHANCE OF FUNDS BEING MISUSED AND OR GETTING INTO THE HANDS OF CORRUPT OFFICIALS.

THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN HELPED:

MAHIYANGANA – on the recommendation of Mr Skandakumar, our former High Commissioner now resident in Haputale, Sri Lanka. $10,000

PERADENIYA -on the recommendation of Mr Arjuna Samarakoon, working directly with a surgeon who is a former classmate of Arj. $15,000

BATTICALOA on the recommendation of the Medical Director Dr Ganeshalingam.$16,000

FOOD AID

THUS FAR WE HAVE GIVEN ONLY MEDICAL AID BUT THE EXECUTIVE OF THE FOUNDATION FEELS VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THE NEED TO PROVIDE FOOD AID IN THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN SRI LANKA.

THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN “HOW DO WE REACH THE HUGE POPULATION THAT SUFFERS”

WE HAVE THEREFORE CHOSEN AN ORPHANAGE ( Daya Niwasa) run by the Mother Theresa Organisation near Kandy. One of our trusted friends Mr Ajit Johnpillai will supervise the movement and accounting for the funds and the correct application of the funds.

Daya Niwasa cares for over 100 disabled and disadvantaged children who have been abandoned. The small staff, mainly sisters of the order, care for these unfortunate children and we want to give them a substantial boost to their food supply budget by donating $5000 now and then pledging $300 per month for three years from January 2023. If you wish to get more info regarding the work carried out at Daya Niwasa please go to the following website: 

Long Term Volunteering – Mother Theresa’s home (Daya Niwasa) (lteg.info)

We appeal to our members, our friends and their friends to help us achieve this objective.

We will receive funds into our Australia bank account at the ANZ Bank BSB 013332

Account number 184037528

Your name and mobile number is very important for us to trace and receipt your donations.

Please feel free to circulate this appeal to as many people as possible.

Assure them that their funds will be faithfully applied.

Nihal de Run

Executive Vice President & CEO

Dr David Young

President

Nihal de Run

nihal@derun.net.au

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