Canadian community rallies to aid Lankan flood victims

Flood Victims in Colombo area. (Ceylon Daily News Photo)

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Efforts are underway to send relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka. Deadlines to send items are June 1st and June 30, while a Toronto concert and cultural show will take place on June 5.

In shipment next week, Brisk Cargo International is partnering with Sri Lankan Airlines to ship relief donations to Sri Lanka.

Details below released by Brisk Cargo International:

“Items Sought: Dryfood, clothing, Medical equipment (please attach a list of contents for Customs use).


Drop-off Locations: Donations accepted at Toronto Maha Vihara, The Westend Buddhist Temple & Mahameuna (Asapuwa) Meditation Center.

Deadline: June 1st, 2016.”

Another Shipment Deadline June 30, 2016

Meanwhile, the community partnering with multiple organizations, associations and businesses is organizing shipment of aid with deadline of June 30, 2016.

“Dry Rations: Dhal, Chickpeas, Salmon/Sardine, Rice, Moong Dhal, Juice boxes.

Bed Linen/Cloths:  Pillows/Pillow cases, Bed sheets, Towels, Socks, NEW Undergarments, White uniform material.

School Supplies: Books/Pens/Pencils, Erases, School bags, Crayons, Markers, Shoes/Slippers.

Sanitary/Toiletries: Toothpaste, Tooth brushes, Soap, Shampoo, Sanitary Pads, Toilet cleaners.

Drop off Locations

West End Buddhist Temple: 3133 Cawthra Rd, Miss, ON L5A 2X4 Tele: 905-891-8412

Brampton Buddhist Temple: 133A Main St. Brampton Tele: 905-454-6649

Toronto Maha Vihara: 4698 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, M1E 2P9, Tele: 416-208-9276

M&M Twins Limited: 100 Dynamic Dr. Scarborough, M1V 5C4 Tele: 416-754-0558

Skyfer Logistics: 7420 Airport Rd., Miss, L4T 4E5, Tele: 905-677-5000

Volunteers are also needed, please contact.

For more information: Ash: 647-201-6000, Chaminda: 416-220-7060, Mimi: 416-805-687, Devika: 416-729-1247, Ackiel: 416-898-9495, Suzan: 647-779-2285, Shani & Sanjeewa: 2898153678, Priyani & Eraj: 289-801-2004, Chithral: 416-707-4904, Adrian: 416-274-1695, Navodi: 647-522-8461, Sampath: 416-768-0737, Surupee: 416-880-7653”

Toronto Concert for Flood Victims

On June 5, 2016, a concert and cultural show is scheduled to take place in aid of flood victims. The organizers of the show have released flyer of the event.

Music will be provided by Tissa Gunasekera and Choreography by Premila Williams, Nuradhi Gallage, Nilantha Karunarathna, and Rashanthi Hettiarachchi.

Sri Lanka Flood Aid Cultural Show poster released by organizers.

Sri Lanka Flood Aid Cultural Show poster released by organizers.