The Korean Residents Association of Lanka (KRA) donated 100 rice cookers to Sri Lankans affected by the Meethotamulla disaster this year.
According to the Disaster Management Center of Sri Lanka, due to the collapse of the garbage dump at Meethotamulla on 14th April 2017, 1,670 people were affected and about 100 families have been displaced.
The hand-over ceremony was held at the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka on 12th June 2017, with the participation of Ms. Myung-ock Hong, Chairman of the KRA, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Minister of Disaster Management, and Ms. Miyeon Kwon, First Secretary of the Korean Embassy.
In the wake of the ceremony, the members of the KRA and the Korean Embassy visited the Divisional Secretariat of Kolonnawa on the same day and conveyed condolence messages to Sugath Sisirakumara, Divisional Secretary of Kolonnawa.
The Korean community also delivered the 100 rice cookers in person to each family of the displaced in Kolonnawa.
Meanwhile, the Korean Association also handed over relief items, comprising 150 bags of rice (10kg each), 150 boxes of food ingredients (sugar, milk powder, canned food, etc.) and clothes, to the flood victims and bereaved families in Ratnapura on 8th June 2017.