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COVID-19 relief response

Updated: Jun 4, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted our nation in more ways than one. The current travel restriction imposed in the country has hindered the livelihood of many, challenging their basic

means of survival.

Together with the Alliance Development Trust (ADT), we reached out to vulnerable

communities across the island and distributed 2861 essential relief packs to those residing in Galle, Tissamaharama, Polonnaruwa, Gampaha, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Monaragala, Kandy,

Kegalle, Colombo, Wattala, Negombo, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Trincomalee, Badulla, Kalutara, Hambantota, Puttalam and estate and rural communities from Nuwara Eliya, Matale, Hatton, Talawakelle and Kotagala.

 

Testimonies


Pastor Basnayake: “I serve in the slums of Mattakkuliya. The people who live there are extremely poor and are mostly daily-wage earners. Because of this, when the lockdown was imposed, they were not able to buy food for their families. My congregation consists of about 50 families, and we are truly grateful for the dry rations the NCEASL provided us.”

Rajeshwari: “We had an extremely difficult time as my two sons were both diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. They were moved to a quarantine center many miles away from us in Jaffna. To add to the strain, my husband and I were quarantined with no food or rations. We than