Corona Pandemic - APSL Emergency Relief Fund launched

Press Release

As the threat of the Corona (Covid-19) Virus grows, the Government of Sri Lanka has stepped up various relief measures. Considering the many hardships still faced, in particular by vulnerable people & families in Sri Lanka, Association of Professional Sri Lankans in the UK (‘’APSL’’) (UK Registered Charity No: 1145786) has launched an Emergency Relief Fund.

Please use below link for your contribution

virginmoneygiving.com >> APSL Emergency Response Fund

From the donations received so far, 165 families living in several parts of Sri Lanka have been provided with dry rations packs, as Phase 1 of APSL’s program.

Phase 2 of the programme will support another 336 families who will receive dry rations packs on 30th & 31st of March. A key feature of Phase 2 is the distribution of special dry ration packs (worth of LKR 2000, including milk powder, Samaposha/ Threeposha and biscuits) to the deserving families with children.

Total number of families helped through this program currently stands at 501.

APSL wish to thank all our members and other non-member donors who responded to our initial call for donations. Also, a huge thank you goes out to the voluntary ground force in Sri Lanka who took the challenge to mobilise themselves in this critical time towards the benefit of our fellow Sri Lankans.

In order to continue this programme, APSL invites further donations. To contribute, please use the Virgin Money giving link below as we are intending to launch further phases within the next few weeks. Please note that all donations received will be fully utilised for provision of help to the needy.

Furthermore, we shall be receiving the details of all the beneficiaries and photographs (where appropriate) for transparency and accountability.

If you need further information on APSL Emergency Relief Fund and the distribution of dry rations in Sri Lanka, please contact Dr Leshan Uggalla (General Secretary, APSL) using the email generalsecretary@apsl.org.uk

APSL was formed in 2004 and is a UK registered charity. For more information regarding APSL, please visit our website www.apsl.org.uk

We appreciate your generosity and help to continue our efforts to help those who are affected by the current situation and hope to keep you updated regularly on the progress made.

Dr. Leshan Uggalla (General Secretary – APSL) and Dr. Mahesh De Silva (President – APSL)

Please see below maps indicting the beneficiaries spread across the island.

Distribution in Wewaldeniya

Distribution in Trincomalee

Distribution in Molagoda