The 21st of April was meant to be a peaceful day. But this peace was shattered when terrorists struck with 8 bombs that killed over 200 people and 500 more injured. Those that committed this atrocity aimed to divide this nation. They failed and we as a nation will rise up stronger than before.

Thank You!

Our Goals

We’re joining hands together to help rebuild the communities and lives that were shattered on this dark day. To do so, over the coming days we aim to collect $15,000 for this cause. More importantly, this money must get to where it’s needed the most to create the greatest impact. There are many initiatives to help rebuild the affected churches and Sri Lanka United will offer these initiatives assistance as required.

Empowerment (40% allocation)

The deadly bombings have shattered families. In many cases, the families have lost their breadwinners. Sri Lanka United aims to support initiatives that help these families find a livelihood, help children resume their studies, and rebuild a normal life.

Resilience (40% allocation)

Tragedies like this leave both physical and mental scars. It’s challenging to deliver long-term care to the victims, especially mental health support.

Reconciliation (20% allocation)

It’s imperative as a nation that initiatives are taken to heal any rifts between its diverse communities. This will undoubtedly take time. But Sri Lanka United is determined to support these initiatives to help Sri Lanka heal.

Coordination

We aim to create a hub where you can find more information about relief efforts by other organizations & support them by providing funds to meet any immediate needs as required.

Endorsements

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all the needs of the people met?

The answer to that is no. Only the emergency needs are met. We are working with partners on the ground as well as with other efforts to contribute across.


How transparent will you be?

We will be recieving the funds to Sri Lanka from a 501(c) organization in the US. That also means that we and our partners will have to provide audited reports of every money to the US government.


 

Will funds, and work be audited?

We are in discussion with an audit firm in getting them as a partner to provide full transparency.


How legit are you guys?

Well we are not an established charity at the moment (we are looking to establish ourselves looking at the legality in Sri Lanka right now). However we are a group of entrepreneurs who have put our companies on the line (the companies are listed above) and we are working to genuinely do good for the people. This charitable work is not a business for us because we have our own.


Current Progress

  • May 30th, 2019

    GoFundMe released the funds, and we are waiting for the fund transfer from the US to Sri Lanka to complete.

  • May 09th, 2019

    We initiated the process to withdraw funds from the GoFundMe page.

  • May 04th, 2019

    We reached Colombo Friends In Need Society to discuss making donations towards prosthetic limbs for those who are affected by the bombings.

  • May 03rd, 2019

    KPMG came onboard as an independent observer of the fundraiser.

  • May 02nd, 2019

    We met the director general of Red Cross to discuss operations related to disbursing funds.

  • May 01st, 2019

    We raised $18,000+ and stopped the fundraising campaign.

  • April 28th, 2019

    We met Fr. Lawrence to donate $5,000 towards rebuilding churches.

  • April 25th, 2019

    We raised $10,000.

  • April 24th, 2019

    We raised $5,000.

  • April 22nd, 2019

    Startup founders of Sri Lanka got together and formed a coalition named "Sri Lanka United" to raise funds and created a GoFundMe page.

  • April 21st, 2019

    Easter Sunday terror attack claimed 250+ lives and left 600+ injured.

Contact us

  • Address

    16 Station Rd, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka

  • Phone Number

    +94 712 112 165

    +94 775 813 315

  • Email

    [email protected]