Cricket Aid Launched internationally to a packed house

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Sri Lanka Cricket’s Cricket Aid was launched in London on Saturday evening (4th) amidst a packed gathering of cricketers and well-wishers. The dinner, which was preceded by a tour of Lord’s and followed by a documentary presentation that detailed the work of Cricket Aid as well as the CKD pandemic. Cricket Aid is pleased to announce that over £200,000 was pledged at the launch events, held on the 4th and 5 th (being an open event held at the Surrey Grounds, where the Sri Lanka national team met and mingled with cricket lovers residing in the UK.) Cricket Aid was established in 2004, following the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami, and most recently was resurrected with the aim of raising funds… Read More →

SLC Cricket Aid Shramadhana Campaign

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Over 300 volunteers of SLC’s Cricket Aid comprised of staff, coaches, cricketers and well wishers spent the day at a Shramadhana organised to assist the flood effected in resettlement. Cricket Aid distributed over 3000 aid packages that contained dry rations, bedding, clothing and toiletries and 10,000 Litres of potable water. Volunteers cleaned and helped in resettlement of over 500 houses. The campaign is set to continue in the coming week with School books and uniforms being distributed as a second phase.

National Cricket team joins flood relief efforts

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The Sri Lanka National team expresses their solidarity with the nation. Donates Rs. 1 million to aid flood relief through Cricket Aid. Funds disbursed for potable water, medical supplies and other essentials. Immediate relief measures being coordinated. In a short message to the nation aired on television and via social media, captain Angelo Matthews expressed the distress of the national team, away in England and said “We are shocked and saddened to hear of the floods and landslides …. we love you all and our thoughts and prayers are with you” in the face of the widespread damage and loss of life and livelihood caused by the catastrophic and incessant rains. The team wore black armbands as they opened their… Read More →

Sri Lanka Cricket commences Flood Relief operations through Cricket Aid

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Collection Centre at SLC. Immediate relief measures being coordinated. As tragedy strikes our beloved nation once again, Sri Lanka Cricket, together with captain Angelo Matthews and the national team wish to express our solidarity and love to all those affected in any way or form. Cricket-Aid, the charity arm of Sri Lanka Cricket, which is due to be re-launched officially on the 4th of June in London, will commence immediate relief operations, and we invite you all to join in as one team for one nation. Contributions of items such as bed linen, towels, clothing, dry rations, medical supplies etc, can be made to Sri Lanka Cricket 35, Maitland Place, Colombo 7 and inquiries may be made on 011-2-681601 or cricketaid@srilankacricket.lk We urge you to… Read More →

Cricket-Aid fundraiser at Lord’s

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Sri Lanka Cricket CSR to raise funds for CKD Pandemic in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket re-ignites its CSR Arm. Charity dinner and silent auction to be held at the Long Room at Lord’s. Funds to be disbursed toward CKD patients in Sri Lanka. Known as a nation of smiling people, Sri Lankans are celebrated for their hospitality and kinship the world over. Sri Lankans are also known for their passion for cricket – a passion of religious proportions, so much so as to say that Cricket is the one unifying force that transcends all boundaries of race, religion, cast or creed, in an extremely diverse culture. It is this very passion that led Sri Lanka Cricket in the aftermath… Read More →