As you are aware, heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka have caused severe flooding and the threat of landslides. As of today, at least sixteen lives have been lost, and 138,292 people (35,129 families) have been affected in 20 districts. The government is evacuating people in low-lying areas. Four main rivers have reached flood level, while four districts are on red alert for possible landslides. Spill gates of many reservoirs have been opened across the island.

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources and Disaster Management together with security forces personnel are engaged in relief work.

The people and the government of Sri Lanka are grateful for the concern and support being expressed by Sri Lankan expatriates and the international community, and their desire to assist Sri Lanka at this difficult juncture.

Well-wishers can send their financial contributions directly to the National Disaster Relief Service Centre to assist in relief operations. The details of the disaster relief account provided by the authorities are as follows:

Disaster Relief Account No: 7040171 Bank of Ceylon, Torrington Square SWIFT Code: BCEYLKLX Ministry of Disaster Management

Embassy of Sri Lanka

Washington DC

May 25, 2018