A. ASSISTNACE TO THE VICTIMS
With the outside help that flowed into our area, the victims were helped with cooked food, dry rations and other basic needs like clothing, etc. were distributed. This work continued for weeks and there were so many volunteers who supported us in preparation, distribution, etc
B. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
A medical camp was run by the Malta government in the aftermath of the Tsunami at St. Mary's Convent to help the victims of the Tsunami. It was a great relief to the poor community in the area who were battered by the Tsunami. After they relinquish the medical clinic, a large stock of all the remaining medicine was given to the General Hospital in Matara and to some other small government hospitals in the area so that the people may be benefited further. They even helped sixteen fishermen in Denuwella by supplying new boats.
C. NATIONAL SEMINARIANS
We also got the help of the National Seminary Brothers in Ampitiya, Kandy to start a survey to figure out and to enlist, what relief people may needed. The information they collected helped to accelerate the aid projects.
In certain places the whole area was a mass of ruined houses and buildings. Some unfortunate were only left with the foundation of their home. They lost practically everything. All the furniture and the goods they earned during all their lives by their sweat and labour, were gone within a fraction of a second. The fortunate people who finally managed to save their lives found themselves to be refugees having no place to live in and they could not live in refugee camps forever. Therefore we activated a housing project, through which we tried to lend a hand to those who were left without a roof above their heads, to build a new house or repair the damaged houses.
Reverend Father Lalith Fernando, the secretary of the Bishop of Galle, is also a Tsunami victim and works as the project coordinator. He also directly handles the Scholarship Fund and the family assistance project.