When the biggest disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami hit close to home, we responded in our customary fashion. We asked for donations to be matched by LIRNEasia and we thought about how we could contribute through knowledge.
We remitted the first tranche of cash to our partner, Sarvodaya on 19th May, just as the relief effort was getting started. There is value to donations in kind, but the flexibility of cash is essential.
We’ll continue to work on the knowledge. Nuwan Waidyanatha was in from the Maldives today. Helped advance the thinking.
We gave a total of LKT 330,000 to Sarvodaya (LKR 220,000 in donations and LKR 110,000 in matching). Here is the accounting.