|Tuesday, 28 December 2004|
A special program has been launched by Lake House (ANCL) to provide relief to the people affected by the tidal waves and the floods which occurred on Sunday especially in the Northern and Eastern Provinces.
People wishing to contribute towards this program can hand over their donations of dry food items, infant milk food, medicine, mats, bed sheets and other relief items to the Lake House (ANCL) head office or regional offices at Kandy Anuradhapura, Kataragama and Nugegoda.
Lake House has also launched a special fund called the "Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd National Disaster Trust Fund" with an initial deposit of Rs. 2 million at the Bank of Ceylon Lake House Branch to provide financial relief to the people affected by the natural disaster.
Lake House Chairman Janadasa Peiris and the Board of Directors request philanthropists and the public to contribute towards this fund which will cater to the needs of the disaster victims.
Contributions should be sent to 'Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd National Disaster Trust Fund' current account number 39101.
ANCL helps North and East victims
by Nadira Gunatilleke
All employees of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) will donate their day's salary to set up a fund under the direction of ANCL Chairman Janadasa Peiris to provide long term relief for Sunday's tidal wave victims.
The money will be used to help vicitims in the North and East.
The social and economic activities of families in selected affected areas will be rebuilt with the assistance of this fund in four or five months.
ANCL employees will also donate extra funds and other essential items. The public can also donate funds for the fund. The account number will be notified soon. The public will also be notified of the items needed.
ANCL will provide biscuits, medical assistance and other immediate needs worth around Rs. 35,000. The items will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC).Addressing a meeting at the ANCL yesterday, Chairman Peiris said the fund will be initiated with Rs.2 million. The employees will donate their day's salary for this fund.
Director, Editorial, ANCL, Karunaratne Paranavithana said all Sri Lankans should help rebuild the nation.
The Government alone cannot provide relief during a natural disaster like this. ANCL will use its special capabilities to contribute to the National relief program, he said.
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