In light of the national health crisis that Sri Lanka is facing, multiple disaster management organizations from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have come together to lend a helping hand.
On 13th June 2022, Community Initiative Society (CIS), A-PAD Bangladesh collaborated with A-PAD Sri Lanka to donate emergency medicine worth 3 million LKR to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka. These consist of life saving medicines which will help patients in critical health conditions. The event occurred in the presence of Mr. Palitha Wickramage, Mr. Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Mr. Firzan Hashim, Mr. Ronjit Halder, Hashi Chakma, Dr. Md Fuadul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Mr. Limon Dutta and Dr. Munjarin Awal.
Community Initiative Society (CIS) also joined arms with the Muslim Foundation for Culture and Development (MFCD), Sri Lanka to distribute “Valuable Ration Packs” to people in Wellampitiya & Kolonnawa of Colombo and Matara district of Weligama in Sri Lanka. These packs were distributed amongst more than 300 families. It consisted of Rice, Soya, Onion, Cooking oil, Lentil, Curry powder, Chili powder, Rice flour, Flour, Salt, Dry fish, Garlic, Sugar, Tea, and Noodles. The recipients of the packs were thoroughly grateful towards CIS for providing help. Mr. MHM Hanan, Mr. MIM Hashem, Mr. Ronjit Halder, Shahadat Hossain, Hashi Chakma, Dr. Md Fuadul Islam, Limon Dutta, and Dr. Munjarin Awal were all present for the event. MFCD, Sri Lanka also extended their thanks to CIS for taking the initiative to support the families in need.
Further, MFCD along with Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCHT) organized a Health Camp at Wellampitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The camp comprised Primary Health checkups, blood sugar tests, BP measurement facilities, consultation facilities, children’s growth monitoring with nutrition, food requirement counseling facilities and provision of medicine. It provided aid to nearly 500 families, most of which consisted of women and children. Mr. MHM Hanan, Mr. MIM Hashem, Mr. Ronjit Halder, Shahadat Hossain, Hashi Chakma, Dr. Md Fuadul Islam, Limon Dutta & Dr. Munjarin Awal were present at the camp.
The local government of Sri Lanka extended their gratitude for all the support provided by the organizations from Bangladesh. Their assistance has been crucial in these trying times for Sri Lanka and it has worked to bring both the countries together.