Sri Lanka Tsunami – Emergency Help

Chief Regulatory Officer at CSE Renuke Wijayawardhane presenting the listing certificate to Executive Chairperson at Renuka Hotels Shibani Thambiayah

Sri Lanka picked up a US$ 100 mn cheque from the World Bank on Friday to provide emergency relief to people struck by the Sunday’s deadly tsunami. Sri Lanka picked up a US$ 100 mn cheque from the World Bank on Friday to provide emergency relief to people struck by the Sunday’s deadly tsunami. The Washington based bank is also spearheading a quick donor conference to map out development plans, once a detailed United Nation’s study is out next month.

The funds, which come from the bank’s US$ 250 mn kitty, is earmarked to help tsunami stricken countries including Maldives and Indonesia.

Funds will be diverted through existing projects to buy medicines, tractors, water pumps, generators, water tanks and other equipment.

“Sri Lanka is proportionately perhaps the worst hit of all the affected countries, as such a large portion of the country was affected and the bulk of the population lives on the coast. About two-thirds of the coastline appears to have been hit. The present count is about 27,000 confirmed dead, many thousands more injured, and many thousands still unaccounted for. Perhaps a million people have been rendered homeless, t