Online edition of Sunday Observer - Business
, a UK website has launched a program to provide fishing boats to Sri Lankan fishermen who lost their boats and fishing gear in the December 26 tsunami, the Program Coordinator Chris Kinder stated. Inspired by an article of the urgency of providing boats to fishermen to enable them to restart their livelihood, Kinder said that the Buy-a-Boat Appeal Project is to give these fishermen a fresh start that will help them restore family and community life. The Rotary Club of Falmouth has agreed to help with the administration aspects for this appeal and an HSBC charity account has been opened to receive donations via HSBC Falmouth Sort Code 40-21-02 account No. 51378813. The project started with contacts between Hash House Harriers, a worldwide running Group in Colombo and Truro. Over the last few weeks fund raising plans have extended into Denmark and Belgium to buy boats for the needy fishermen. "