Rose Lanka Micro credit and Rose Charities Sri Lanka have been working on a Project in Hopton Village, Lunugala, Badulla District since the beginning of this year 2014. The above Koslanda land slide happened near our project area in the same District.
On 29.10.2014 at 7.30 am, the above Land slide happened after heavy monsoon rains, engulfed about 140 houses in Badulla District. 302 bodies were found up to now and believed more than 100 people missing as per information given by the Disaster Management Ministry, Srilanka.
Bad weather is also hampering the rescue operations. Also there is still a threat of further land slide and a group of 500 Army and Air force personal are assisting with rescue operations.
More that100 people are still missing. Some school children were in the school during this time and they are safe but many children became orphans. Some husbands lost their wives, children and family members. Most of the houses and Temples have been buried in 09 Meter(30’) in Mud. Affected people are in School Refugee camps and urgently in need of cloth,food,water,milk food for infants etc.
Rose Lanka Micro Credit Managing Director and staff had an urgent meeting with all staff of Rose Charities Srilanka and decided to collect some cloth, food items etc. from our members and public to help the Land slide refugees.