Situation Analysis and Observations Sri Lanka was hit by a severe tropical cyclone on November called as Buravi that caused widespread flooding and landslides in Northern and Eastern districts of the country destroying homes and submerging entire villages.
Sangariya, 85 years old, has been selling peanuts outside her local temple as her main source of income. She has previously had to ask friends and neighbours to loan her money just to live from week to week.
Inthirikumar Marijenta, gets up at 2am every morning and makes six hundred string hoppers a day which she sells to University students. She gets 3 rupee [3 cents] for one string hopper which gives her a good income of 1800 rupee[18 dollars] per day. She works seven days per week to earn this.
Recently selected families at Sapapathypillai camp received goods and food costing 109,000 Rupees (AU$1090). For conversion purposes 100 Rupee is equivalent to AU$1. This amount was spent as follows: Rs 42,200 for poultry with care. This goes to 6 women Rs 10,000 goes to Antony to upgrade his grocery shop Rs 5,000 goes to a…
TEN for TAMILS has been very quiet, but we are back with a newly formed committee, ready to take on some more challenges in the North of Sri Lanka to support the many widows who rely on us to help them.