Saturday, July 16, 2011

WANTED - Goodwill Ambassadors

Looking for Goodwill Ambassadors to join us in our efforts to 'HEAL THE WORLD'

Thursday's @ 12:45pm at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (Ridgeway) - Colombo, Sri Lanka

+ 94 77 736 8820 |

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Site-Visit by RCCR

Rotarians Sepalika and Asha of RCCR visited Kalmunai in the Ampara District to get a first hand look at the Well Cleaning Process and speak with the project implementors, recipients and relevant authorities.

They were able to visit both '500 Well Cleaning' Projects of Stretchline & CandleAid.

The RCCR Members were bombarded with words of praise and acknowledgement towards the donors and cordinators of the Well cleaning project, which resulted in many of these un-fortunate victims of the dreadful floods being able to continue with their daily livelihoods and chores without the fear of water borne illnesses affecting their loved ones.

Rtn. Asha with a Cleaned Well recipient family.

Rtn. Sepalika with another Cleaned Well recipient family.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

1st 500 Wells Cleaned!

500 Wells of the 1st 500 Wells Cleaning Project sponsored by Stretchline (Private) Limited have been cleaned. out of this, over 250 wells have already been certified by the PHI (Public Health Inspector). Awaiting the balance to be certified.

Below are a few pictures of the inauguration day.

Quality of the well water is tested and report submits to the P.H.I’S for these areas.

Vellavely D.S and M.O.H Participated in the Inauguration Ceremony.

Friday, March 18, 2011

JAPAN - Tsunami Relief Effort

RCCR is Coordinating a Relief Effort in Japan via the Matsusaka Rotary Club in Japan - RI Dist 2630.

We are currently looking at providing monetary support towards the Rotary Club so that they may purchase the required relief items as needed.

If you CAN or would LIKE to help through our Rotary Club, please contact us ASAP.

Thank You
RCCR - JAPAN Tsunami Relief Effort Team

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1st 100 Wells Completed!

The 1st 100 out of the 500 Wells Sponsored by Stretchline (Private) Limited, for De-Contamination due to the Floods have been successfully completed.

District - Batticaloa
DS Division - Vellavelli
GN Division - Porathivu

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami in Japan

We would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the people and victims of the Tsunami in Japan.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Acknowledgement - Stretchline!

We wish to Thank and Acknowledge the receipt of the following Cheques from Stretchline (Private) Limited towards the de-contaminating and cleaning of the 1st 500 wells in Kalmunai/ Batticaloa:

HSBC Cheque #'s - 048032 & 048033

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Cleaning of 500 Wells!

RCCR together with Stretchline (Private) Limited will commence a Project to Clean & Purify 500 Wells in the Kalmunai/ Batticaloa areas that were contaminated due to the recent floods on Monday, 7th March 2011.

The 500 Wells will require an estimated 25 days to complete. We are grateful to Stretchline and its staff for the full sponsorship extended towards this Project.

Project estimate is LKR. 1.2 Million!

Update on Contributions Received

We have now reached LKR 3.35 Million in Donations and Pledges thanx to Rotarians and Friends of Rotary.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

RCCR Releases More Funds to RCK

RCCR Flood Relief Effort Committee just authorized and released a further LKR 200,000/- to Rotary club of Kalmunai to purchase emergency relief items.

We felt the funds released to RCK would speed up relief efforts as sourcing and transporting from Colombo would delay our efforts by 2 days minimum, which we cannot afford to incur due to the urgency of the requirement!

Death toll rises!

The death toll due to the latest wave of floods has gone up to 16 while an estimated 1.2 million people had been affected and 172,535 people were displaced as of today.


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Update re. Floods from Rotary Club of Kalmunai

Pictures sent in by the Rotary Club of Kalmunai (RCK), who are actively coordinating on-site Relief Efforts in Kalmunai areas show the results of a sudden shower that resulted in the surrounding areas.

The submerged Jeep is the RCK vehicle used to distribute the Relief items, which according to RCK needed rescuing.

Current round of rains have resulted in many people being left homeless and in-need of urgent assistance. The rains have damaged and destroyed many retaining walls of lakes and damns releasing large volumes of water towards un-suspecting residents.

Sat Image Update

The above Sat image of Sri Lanka clearly shows the permanent cloud formation over the Island.

Temperatures range from a high of 31C to a low of 24C with specific areas in country dropping to much lower levels!

Storms and Thundershowers are forecasted for the next couple of days!


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Relief Distribution at Valathapitty Refugee Camp

The Rotary Club of Kalmunai distributed Lunch Parcels, Mineral Water Bottles and Used Clothes for the Refugees accommodated in Valathapitty Vidyalayam. These peoples are displaced from Mallikaithivu, and Valathapitty low land areas.

Valthapitty is approximately 20Km from Kalmunai Town. RCK members generally pass through Sammanthurai, however, yesterday they we could not travel through Sammanthurai or through Malkampitty route due to floods. They reached this School through Akkaripathu, which is almost 60 Km from Kalmunai town.

More 350 Members from this Refugees Camp were benefitted by this relief distribution at Valathapitty Refugee Camp.

RCCR donated Mineral Water Bottles and Used Clothes towards the distribution at this Refugee Camp.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Floods reach dangerous level!

As of Friday, 04 February, 2011 "The flood situation in the country reached dangerous levels with the number of affected families increasing by over 100,000 within hours, bringing the total of affected families to 230,000, causing six deaths, official said.

The number affected stood at 100,000 late Thursday evening. Bad weather took its toll in 17 districts while it was reported that those affected were kept in 322 camps.

Spill gates were opened in all tanks in the Anurdhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Ampara, Vavuniya and Trincomalee Districts as almost all the tanks reached spill levels.

Director General Department of Irrigation G. G. Godaliyadha said that the Anurahapura and Polonnaruwa Districts posed the most danger as gushing waters of Nachchiduwa, Padaviya and Rajangana and several other tanks inundated all low lands in Anuradhapura while many areas in Polonnaruwa was also submerged. Medirigriya area was also submerged as the gates of Kavudulla tanks were opened." (YP)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Thank you Stretchline!

Stretchline (Private) Limited - Sri Lanka, together with their Staff have come forward towards the complete sponsorship of cleaning 500 wells in Batticaloa/ Kalmunai.

RCCR would also like to acknowledge the receipt of Clothing and Mineral Water Bottles by their staff towards the flood affected in the East Coast of Sri Lanka.

Thank You!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Acknowledgement - SIRC

RCCR would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Stockholm International Rotary Club (SIRC) for their valued contribution of LKR. 33,380/- towards the flood relief efforts of our Club.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Donation of Rations at Pandirippu

The Rotary Club of Kalmunai distributed Dry rations and Bed Sheets for the Flood affected people from Pandiruppu Tsunami village around 2 Km from Kalmunai town.

This is also a small village Constructed for Tsunami affected people who lived 65m from the sea.

These houses were constructed in very low-land paddy fields after filling earth to a minimum required level. During the flood all the villages were displaced and had to be accommodated in a refugee camp at Pandiruppu.

Around 36 families benefitted by this relief distribution at Pandiruppu Tsunami Village. RCCR contributed Bed Sheets towards this effort.

Relief to Students in Aligambe

The Rotary Club of Kalmunai (RCK) distributed Exercise books and Biscuits (Contributed by RCCR) to the flood affected students from Aligambe village around 45Km from Kalmunai town.

according to RCK, prior

to 1948 this area was completely under forest cover, and these people lived without clothing/ dresses. Rev. Fr. Kook (an American) entered this area and helped improve this forest into a small village. The villages even to this date use a deferent language/ dialect apart from Tamil.


urrently, a small Church and a School up to grade Eight for around 300 students can be seen.


owever, there is still no electricity since not many people are aware of their plight or for that matter, their existence.

RCCR together with RCK would like to request a willing donor/s to assist us towards providing these villages the basic necessities to help to improve their living standards.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cleaning of 500 Wells

The Rotary Club of Colombo Regency is looking at cleaning 500 wells in the areas of Batticaloa. Once the cleaning is complete, residents will be able to use the well water for drinking purposes and other livelyhood