NPC continues to support communities affected by Covid-19 with financial aid from the Canadian Government through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Misereor and the European Union (EU). Through these efforts 3,516 low income families, 5,620 persons including persons with disabilities and special needs residing in orphanages and old people’s homes and 440 families from marginalised community groups  including persons with disabilities and members of female-headed households have been supported up to April 30, 2020. These distributions are valued at Rs. 11,668,411. 

Friday, 01 May 2020 18:10

Relief Packs to Needy in Beruwela

Members of the Beruwela Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC), with support from NPC, distributed 100 packs of dry rations to needy families in the area with funds received from Misereor.

LIRC members and Grama Niladhari officers made a list of beneficiary families including female-headed households, daily wage earners and differently-abled people. The packs were distributed with the participation of Beruwela LIRC members.

People in the Beruwela area, which relies heavily on tourism as a means of livelihood, have been badly affected by the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Mr. Chathura Malraj, Divisional Secretary of Beruwela pointed out that more funds were needed to assist orphanages and elders’ homes.

LIRC member Mr. Upali Jayarathne, said, “I am happy to be part of this initiative. We only had a limited number of packs. Many beneficiaries asked for help for their neighbours as well.”

“The packs were given to Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics and Muslims and delivered in time for new year. Many Hindu and Buddhist beneficiaries told us that they had had nothing at home to celebrate the new year, so they were grateful for the provisions,” Ms. Anjali, Grama Niladhari Officer of Welipitiya Divison, said.