Latvia collects donations to aid Sri Lanka

A drive to collect medicine and other first aid material for tsunami victims in Sri Lanka is underway by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Latvia’s honorary consulate in Sri Lanka.

Especially needed are tents, water purification tablets, bandages, antibiotics, disposable syringes, intravenous saline and dextrose solutions, and portable generators, the Foreign Ministry said in a Dec. 29 press release. Also needed are household items.

Those wishing to donate material should telephone the Foreign Ministry at +371 722 76 23 or +371 750 92 86.

The Foreign Ministry said cash donations are being accepted in an account in a Swedish bank. Donations may be transmitted to Postgirot 4111-1, Bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB), Nybrogatan Branch, Nybrogatan 39, 106 40 Stockholm, Account No. 5213-100-2386, IBAN SE 51 500000000 521 31002386 BIC ESS ESESS. Donations should note that they are for “Emergency Assistance for Sri Lanka – December 2004”.

Latvia’s honorary consul in Sri Lanka, Thomas F. Daetwyler, is based in the capital city of Colombo.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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