Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, Gamini Lokuge and several institutions and private companies have made donations to the COVID-19 Fund within two days increasing its balance to Rs.380 million.
The President's Media Division said a contribution of Rs. 66 million was made to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund within the two days.
Minister Alahapperuma had donated his Cabinet Minister’s salary for April while Minister Gamini Lokuge had donated Rs.10 million.
"The balance of the Fund had gone up with the contributions of Rs. 25 million by the National Lotteries Board, Rs. 2.5 million each by National Savings Bank and the Engineers’ Association of Ceylon Electricity Board, Rs. 2 million by Land Reforms Commission, Rs.10 million by Maliban Biscuit Manufactories Ltd., Rs. 1 million by Matara Bodhi Arakshaka Sabhawa and Rs. 5 million by Nature’s Beauty Creations.
All the donations will be credited to the special account opened under the number 85737373 at the Corporate Branch of the Bank of Ceylon. Local as well as foreign donors have made their contributions to the Fund. Donations to COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations. Deposits can be made through cheques or telegraphic transfers.
Further details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawele, Director General (Administration) of the Presidential Secretariat through the telephone number 011-2354354," the PMD said.
Comments - 10
Buddhist Tuesday, 07 April 2020 05:00 AM
I would have liked to see these guys donating their duty free cars for Corona fund.
Sriyan Jeganathan Tuesday, 07 April 2020 06:06 PM
What else do you like ? Arm chair critics like you are of no use to this country.
nimal Tuesday, 07 April 2020 05:42 AM
There are more politicians to come to the party, I mean the largest money earners in politics, too many names to mention here.
However, I must name one who is indirectly connected to politics at present. Basil Rajapakse has earned so much.
Sambo Tuesday, 07 April 2020 07:39 AM
What can we say but laugh. Give more to get more.
Sriyan Jeganahtan Tuesday, 07 April 2020 06:07 PM
So Mr. Sambola, what have YOU done ?
Paala Tuesday, 07 April 2020 04:46 PM
Others seem like hibernating,part of billions of rupees you kept aside for election campaign ,return to this fund,
Sriyan Jeganathan Tuesday, 07 April 2020 06:08 PM
How do you know ?
What have you done for the country ?
sharmini wickramaratne Tuesday, 07 April 2020 07:09 PM
Social media is circulating a pictures of a cheque of 50 million to the fund by Akbar Brothers. Why is this not mentioned? "Concerned"
Andare Tuesday, 07 April 2020 07:29 PM
The names of the other politicians who became
Billionaires and Millionaires are not there in the list
Anthony Tuesday, 07 April 2020 09:00 PM
Rs. 380m - 10%
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