Koslanda Landslide

By Yas

Gecko Sri Lanka has donated £200 to relief efforts coordinated by Sri Lanka Red Cross Society following the devastating landslide in the Koslanda region on 29 October.

On the morning of 29 October 2014, the village of Koslanda in the scenic Sri Lankan hillside was ravaged by a vicious mudslide that killed dozens of people and left at least hundreds homeless. The disaster was a result of particularly heavy rains that have afflicted Sri Lanka during the monsoon season.  A week later, tenacious relief efforts are switching focus from rescue and temporary housing to more longer term needs of those affected, such as health, hygiene, food and water. Many children have been orphaned by the tragedy and are also at the heart of aid initiatives.

Sri Lanka Red Cross Society are very active in these rehabilitation efforts currently being pursued, and we are proud to support them to help rebuild the lives and communities of those affected by this natural disaster. To find out more, visit their website here.

Rescue teams from the Sri Lankan military engage in rescue operation work at the site of a landslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in BadullaImage from reuters.com (Credit: Reuters/Stringer)

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About geckosrilanka

Gecko Sri Lanka is a UK registered charity founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami by a group of second generation Sri Lankan students.
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