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Colombo and Batticaloa: COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Services

Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo, Sri Lanka, distributed 1630 kgs Rice, 350 kgs Dal, Flour 516 kgs, Sugar 222 kgs, Soya Nuggets(Meal Maker) 71, Malt Powder 203 kgs, Milk Powder 20 kgs, Salt 122 kgs, Noodles 60 kgs, Chickpea 63 Kgs and Soap 340 Nos to 389 families in 8 Villages in the month June 2020 (from June 16 to June 28).

Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo, Sri Lanka, distributed 2928 kgs Rice, 673 kgs Dal, Flour 1016 kgs, Sugar 586 kgs, Soya Nuggets(Meal Maker) 341, Malt Powder 104 kgs, Milk Powder 60 kgs, Salt 147 kgs, Chilli Powder 8 kgs, Coconuts 282 Nos, Potatoes 147 kgs, Onions 247 kgs, Noodles 104 kgs, Tea 50 Packets, Vegetables 705 kgs, and Soap 663 Nos to 868 families in 12 Villages in the month May 2020 from 13 to 27 May 2020.

The Batticaloa sub-centre of Colombo Ashrama distributed dry ration kits to 25 members of deaf and dumb association due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic. In total 125 kgs of Rice, 75 kgs of Flour, 25 kgs of Sugar and 25kgs of Dal were distributed on 14 May  2020.

The Colombo centre has distributed 3113 kgs of Rice, 592 kgs of Dal, 1056 kgs of Flour, 695 kgs of Sugar, 125 kgs of Soya Nuggets, 66 kgs of Malt Powder, 6 kgs of Milk Powder, 20 kgs of Salt, 158 Packets of Biscuits, 21 kgs of Chilli Powder, 472 Nos of Coconuts, 337 kgs of Potatoes, 395 kgs of Onions, 224 kgs of Noodles, 250 Packets of Tea Powder, 10 Packets of Detergent Powder, 611 Nos of Soap, 10 packets of Sanitary Papers to 795 families belonging to 9 villages from 2 April to 25 April 2020.

Ramakrishna Mission, Batticaloa, sub-centre of Colombo Ashrama, distributed dry ration kits to 2243 affected families which comprised the poor, the visually-challenged and the Municipal Council workers due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic, followed by the curfew.

In total 10,490 kgs of Rice, 4320 kgs of Flour, 1867 kgs of Sugar, 992 kgs of Potatos,
992 kgs of Onion, 1866 kgs of Salt, 592 kgs of Soya Beans and 127 kgs of Chickpea were distributed from 11 April to 25 April 2020.

All of them except the visually challenged were also given the back issues of Sri Ramakrishna Vijayam, the Tamil magazine of our order, to spend their time usefully in reading our literature.

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent imposition of curfew, the poor and daily labourers were affected in Sri Lanka.

Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo, has delivered food items among 161 families in 4 remote villages from March 27 to March 31. These villages are situated nearly 250 km away from Colombo and the work was done with the help of local volunteers and well-wishers.

The ashrama distributed rice, dal, flour, sugar, soya nuggets, malt powder, milk powder, salt, biscuits, chilli powder, potatoes, noodles and onions, among the 161 families.

Ramakrishna Mission, Batticaloa (sub-centre of Colombo Ashrama), distributed food items (rice, dal, potato, onion, salt, sugar, soya beans and chilli powder) to 220 affected families in remote rural areas on 30th March 2020.  The operation was done during non-curfew hours.