Nalanda Buddhist Society members and devotees were very concerned about the recent floods which devastated parts of Sri Lanka, and caused severe damages with hundreds of casualties. A public donation drive was immediately launched by several Buddhist organisations to raise money for flood relief and reconstruction work; Nalanda’s donation campaign lasted from 30 May to 16 June.
We thank Nalandians, devotees, and members of the public for responding to our call to lend a helping hand. Approximately RM50,000 was raised for this worthy cause; we wish to record our deepest appreciation and gratitude to everyone.
As advised by Venerable Sri Saranankara of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, the fund was handed over to Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), which was appointed by the Buddhist fraternity to spearhead and coordinate relief and rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka. Nalanda officers handed a cheque to TBCM’s Honorary Treasurer, Sis. Paruadi, on Sunday 25 June.
Let us continue to invoke blessings for the flood victims in Sri Lanka: may they be free from harm, and danger, and be able to rebuild their lives soonest possible. May all beings be free from suffering!