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SLF Int, USA Donated Medicines & Medical Consumables to Kahawatta Base Hospital

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 Sri Lanka time at 2.00pm, Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgent medical consumables and medicines, to the Kahawatta Base Hospital in the Ratnapura District.

This is the seventh project completed by SLF and we continue to receive many more requests from hospitals across Sri Lanka for Urgent Medical Consumables and Medicines.

SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors for their continuous support!

For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

SLF Int, USA Donated the Urgent Medical Consumables & Medicines, Second Request to Theldeniya Base Hospital

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 Sri Lanka time at 3.00pm, Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgent medical consumables and medicines, to the Theldeniya Base Hospital in the Kandy District which was their second request to save lives.

This is the sixth project completed by SLF and we continue to receive many more requests from hospitals across Sri Lanka for Urgent Medical Consumables and Medicines.

SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors for their continuous support!

For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

SLF INTERNATIONAL, USA DONATED URGENTLY NEEDED BLOOD BAGS TO THE NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE CENTER IN COLOMBO

On Wednesday, May 25th, Sri Lanka time at 12.00pm, Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgently needed blood bags to the National Blood Transfusion Service Center in Colombo to save lives. The entire country has been experiencing a severe shortage of the triple and quadruple blood bags due to the present crisis.

This is the fourth project completed by SLF and we continue to receive many more requests from hospitals across Sri Lanka for Urgent Medical Consumables.

SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors that made a difference to this life saving situation. Also our sincere gratitude to the President of the Capital City Rotary Club of Colombo for his assistance with the delivery and on going support.

Click on the link below to donate as we have received many other urgent requests. Need your support!!!!

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KY287N6MD8ZJ8

For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

SLF International, USA Donated Urgent Medical Consumables to Theldeniya Base Hospital

On Saturday, May 20th, Sri Lanka time at 2.00pm, Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgent medical consumables to the Theldeniya Base Hospital in the Kandy District to save lives.

This is the third project completed by SLF and we have received many more requests from hospitals across Sri Lanka for Urgent Medical Consumables.

SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors that made a difference to this life saving situation.

Click on the link to listen to a special message of appreciation from Dr Roshana Mallawarachchi, Consultant Anesthetist of the Theleniya Hospital.

https://youtu.be/kSOCY7ZL_ZE

Click on the link below to donate as we have received many other urgent requests. Need your support!!!!

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KY287N6MD8ZJ8

For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

Million Smiles Program to help the Hardest hit Institutions in Sri Lanka

Million Smiles:

“Million Smiles” Program – At a time of economic turmoil in Sri Lanka, the hardest hit institutions are orphanages dependent on public donations. This is just the beginning of our ‘Million Smiles’ program. There are thousands of such institutions where you could be of help, and our goal is to be a partner to help bring a smile to those innocent souls.

THANK YOU!

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SLF International, USA Donates Urgent Medical Consumables to Sirimavo Bandaranayaka Specialized Children’s Hospital in Peradeniya

On Friday, May 6th, Sri Lanka time at 3.00pm, Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA donated urgent medical consumables to the Sirimavo Bandaranayaka Specialized Children’s Hospital in Peradeniya to save lives.

Dr Aruna Herath, Pediatrics Pulmonologist accepted the most needed medical items in large quantities such as Sildenafil 50mg, Laryngeal mask airways 1.5,Laryngeal mask 2.0, Syringe 10ml, Urine catheters 6,Umbilical catheters 3.5(PVC), Umbilical catheters polyurethane 3.5, Umbilical catheters, E.T Tube 2.5/3/3.5/4 with great appreciation as many children were in a life and death situation due to the shortage.

SLF extend their deepest gratitude to our ongoing loyal donors that made a difference to this life saving situation.

Also our sincere thanks to the President, Lanny Lin of Capital City Rotary & his Team for facilitating the delivery and other support extended to execute this project in Sri Lanka.

Click on the link to listen to a special message of appreciation from Dr Aruna Herath.
https://youtu.be/o29sE-LzzfU
Click on the link below to donate as we have received many other urgent requests:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KY287N6MD8ZJ8
For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus:213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org
Keshini Wijegoonaratna: 213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

Breaking the Silence – Empowering our Women

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, we had the privilege of meeting a team of women who have committed themselves to protecting and empowering women and girls victimized by sexual and gender-based violence in Sri Lanka. Women In Need –since its inception in 1988, has saved hundreds of thousands of women and girls from life-threatening abuse, mostly those faced with domestic violence.

Violence against women is a violation of human rights, which has stifled the development of women and girls in Sri Lanka.

Today, WIN as they are fondly called is a nationally recognized non-governmental organization located in 6 Districts, providing key crisis intervention support for women and girls through psychological counseling, legal advice, court representation, and emergency shelter facilities absolutely free of charge for some of the most vulnerable people of Sri Lanka. 

They have a professional team of dedicated psychological counselors, lawyers, and social workers working and engaging with multiple stakeholders and pushing boundaries to ensure the safety and security of women and girls victimized by sexual and gender-based violence, while also advocating for the recognition and exercise of their rights as human rights to prevent this grave violation of human rights.

From Left to Right: Shyama Perera (WIN Board Member), Diloka Kamalgoda (HR Manager WIN). Kavindi Wijesekera (WIN for Her Manager), Savithri Wijesekera (Executive Director WIN), Dishan Jayasinha M.D. (President SLF USA), Mrs. Zuigly Jayasinha (Creative Director DG Studio USA), Ms. Achala Weerasinghe (Director, SLF USA)



On our visit to WIN; SLF’s President Dishan Jayasinha M.D., Mrs. Zuigly Jayasinha, and Ms. Achala Weerasinghe – Director of Cultural Affairs; were able to hear real-life stories of survivors, and learn of the inequality and discrimination women from multiple ethnicities faced, given the many genders, social, cultural and religious norms which encouraged and reinforced patriarchy and violence against women in Sri Lanka. 

This grim reality for thousands of women in Sri Lanka is changing – with the support and leadership of Women In Need. They carry out multiple programs, focusing on a multi-pronged approach to address the issue of gender-based violence, ensuring principles of inclusivity, fairness, and non-discrimination, working with multiple ethnic communities and women from varied backgrounds; to better their lives, ending the traumatic emotional, physical and economic abuse they are forced to endure.

WIN also firmly believes that financial independence of women is essential to put an end to the cycle of violence. WINFORHER is a business with a cause – a social enterprise that empowers women survivors of violence through the production and sale of beautiful, hand-made recycled paper and products, giving survivors of violence new hope, confidence, and self-worth.

It was heartwarming to see the dedication of WIN’s team – taking up the many challenges they face as a non-governmental organization and non-profit organization in Sri Lanka, working day in and day out on a very challenging issue to create an inclusive society free of violence against women and girls where all have mutual respect for one another, creating a respectful society which will contribute to the development of our country and its values.

Sri Lanka Foundation proudly supports the WIN organization in Sri Lanka and we ask that you donate to this important cause that is changing the lives of embattled women and children in Sri Lanka.

Please visit our Causes page to learn more



         

SLF VISITS LOCATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ESSENTIAL NEEDS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED PREGNANT WOMEN PROJECT IN SRI LANKA

The availability of an organizational structure to provide maternal health services in the rural areas of Sri Lanka is an ongoing problem. Even though the availability of universal healthcare and education and good health indicators at the national level, maternal and child undernutrition poses a significant challenge for Sri Lanka.

This project that we are supporting was initially started in 2000 by Buddiyagama Dhammasena Thero to help and support the deserving pregnant women in rural areas with the essential items they need at the hospital for a newborn. The goal is to provide 10,000 crucial giveaway baskets per year Islandwide.

There are about 150 deserving pregnant women in one area at any given time (site selected by the Thero). Through the help of midwives, he identifies the families and selects approximately 50 deserving pregnant women to give away baskets in the high poverty areas.

The President and CEO of the Sri Lanka Foundation International USA, Dr. Dishan Jayasinha, and his wife, Zuigly Jayasinha, with the Director of Cultural Affairs & the Director of Academy of Performing arts, Achala Weerasinghe, visited the areas to distribute baskets which included essential items for newborn babies. Dr. Dishan addressed the Pregnant moms during his visits and assured them that he was thrilled to support them and would continue to do so as long as needed.

On March 15th, 2022, 25 Baskets were distributed in Anuradhapura; on March 27th, 25 baskets were distributed at Nimalaramaya Buddhist Temple in Halbarawa; on April 5th, 20 baskets were distributed at the Colombo District Secretariat Complex Alvitigala Mawatha Colombo 05. Buddiyagama Dhammasena Thero selected the distribution center locations and the well-deserving pregnant mothers.

Over the past seven decades, several strategies were adopted by the health sector and by other industries that contributed to the lowering of maternal mortality; with morbidity and disability gaining attention in recent years, we have established this project to mainly focus on reducing the risks the poor pregnant moms are facing.

If you wish to donate to this project please click on the link below:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KY287N6MD8ZJ8

For more information contact:
Achala Weerasinghe at 213-400-1662
or
achala@srilankafoundation.org

Crisis Continues, Need your Support!!SLF, International, USA Donated urgent medical consumables to NHSL, Colombo to Save Lives

ON APRIL 25TH AT 12.00PM (SL TIME) SRI LANKA FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL, USA DONATED LARGE QUANTITIES OF URGENTLY NEEDED MEDICAL CONSUMABLES TO THE NATIONAL HEALTH HOSPITAL (NHSL) IN COLOMBO.

The following urgent items such as NG Tubes, Urine Catheters, ET Tubes, Spinal Needles, Sutures, Monofilament and Syringes were received by Prof Ishan De Zoysa & Prof Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Surgeons at the NHSL Hospital in Colombo.

OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO ALL THE DONORS!!!

SLF would like to thank the Capital City Rotary Club in Sri Lanka for assisting with the project.

Donation of medical consumables to ensure essential healthcare needs of children and adults in Sri Lanka we need your help!!!!



As you know, with the current economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the healthcare sector is also experiencing severe challenges with a shortage of drugs and consumables needed for the smooth functioning of healthcare facilities in the country. 

Sri Lanka Foundation International, USA, considers it imperative to address this serious challenge to take the lead in facilitating raising funds to mitigate the situation. With direction and guidance from our Medical Director, Dr. Deepthi Jayasekera, we aim to ensure that the health and wellbeing of the children and adults in our motherland will not be adversely compromised due to a shortage of drugs or consumables in the healthcare sector. 

We firmly believe that there are many people in our country and overseas who genuinely care for the welfare of the people of Sri Lanka. Therefore, we are appealing to your kindness and goodwill to help us in this endeavor. 

In response, we have initiated action to purchase essential items urgently needed from the local private pharmaceutical companies if such items are available. We have already identified a list of most urgent essential supplies, and depending on the size and the number of donations, we will proceed. 

Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of May 2022. Our Point of Contact in Sri Lanka is Prof. Ishan De Zoysa, Professor of Surgery, University of Colombo, and Secretary of Sri Lanka Medical Association in Sri Lanka.

We have attached a list of essential items that will soon be out of stock in Sri Lanka. We would be very grateful to you if you could consider our request and help us save lives. 

Thank you in advance for your kindness extended towards needy people in Sri Lanka. 
SRI LANKA FOUNDATION International, USA
See attached list:

urgent QUOTE SLFI


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For more information contact:
Shirani Stanislaus, Chief Operating Officer
213-304-7500 or shirani@srilankafoundation.org

Keshini Wijegoonaratna, Director of Project Management and Public Relations
213-400-7705 or keshini@srilankafoundation.org

Program launched to provide water to the needy

The MoU was signed by Nanda Abeywickrama, Chairman I/D/E/A/S and Dr Tanuja Ariyananda, Chief Executive Officer LRWHF on behalf of their respective organizations.

Initiatives in Development of Entrepreneur Approaches and Strategies (I/D/E/A/S) and Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a period of three (3) years to collaborate in providing financial and technical assistance to supply drinking water to water stressed households in selected areas of Sri Lanka. The MoU was signed by Nanda Abeywickrama, Chairman I/D/E/A/S and Dr Tanuja Ariyananda, Chief Executive Officer LRWHF on behalf of their respective organisations. The signing took place on December 12 at the LRWHF offices located at New Parliament Road, Pelawatte, Battaramulla.

Initiatives in Development of Entrepreneur Approaches and Strategies (I/D/E/A/S) is a non-profit company launched in April 1996 dedicated to promoting socio-economic growth through entrepreneurship, empowerment and community-led development projects. It extends technical and (completely collateral- and interest-free) financial support to micro and small enterprises, youth, women, the differently-abled and the disadvantaged. In addition to entrepreneur development projects, IDEAS offers outright grants to critical and highly-deserving community initiatives such as LRWHF and Biodiversity Elephant Conservation Trust (BECT).



Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum (LRWHF) is a Non-Governmental Social Service Organization established in 2007 with the aim of promoting the use of rainwater harvesting to satisfy and sustain people’s water needs. I/D/E/A/S and LRWHF have collaborated since 2017 in a thematic and institutional partnership focused on supporting the efforts of LRWHF to construct and hand over rainwater harvesting tanks to households with family members afflicted with CKDu in the Northern, North Central, North Western and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka as well as to hospitals caring for CKDu affected patients (see photos).

The new Memorandum of Understanding reflects the commitment of the two parties to formalise and strengthen this collaboration whereby I/D/E/A/S will provide assistance in the form of grants and interest-free loans to selected water stressed households in Sri Lanka for the installation of rainwater harvesting systems, while LRWHF will act as the Executing Agency to administer these grants and loans, taking responsibility for the installation, monitoring, servicing and repair of facilities, and to train beneficiary households in the operation and maintenance of these systems.

I/D/E/A/S has pledged up to Rupees Three Million (Rs 3,000,000) over the 3-year duration of this joint undertaking which will be used to provide financial support to eligible individual households for the installation of rainwater harvesting tanks on a Grant cum Interest-free Loan basis. The outright grant would cover approximately 60% of the cost of each household tank with the balance being covered by the loan component, ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000, recoverable over a period of thirty (30) months commencing with the commissioning of each tank. Eligible beneficiaries will be identified through LRWHF’s extensive network and presence in several provinces and districts of Sri Lanka. Selection criteria will include factors such as distance to drinking water source, women headed households, number of young children, chronic kidney disease, disabled persons, and income level.

The partners to this agreement also intend to promote a scheme entitled “Well-Wishers” wherein individuals or organisations would volunteer to support and underwrite loan repayments of the neediest households and foster income generating and skills development activities among them.

Further information could be obtained by reaching Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda, CEO, LRWHF; Email: tanuja@sltnet.lk