COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs. 703 million                                                                     

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With corporate and individual donations and direct donations coming in, the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund‘s balance has now surpassed Rs. 703 million, the President’s Media Division said.


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund on March 23.
The Chief Administrator of the Gangaramaya Temple, Ven. Dr. Kirinde Assaji Thera, has donated Rs.10 million from the Gangarama Vesak Fund to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday, while Ven. Dr. Malwane Chandrathana Thera handed over a donation of Rs.2.5 million collected by the Teachers’ Association of the University of Kelaniya.


Donations of Rs. 2.5 million by the National Water Supply & Drainage Board Engineers’ Association, Rs.one million by Mr. S.D. Amarasinghe and Rs.1.5 million by Huawei Technologies Lanka Co (Pvt) Ltd were made to the Fund yesterday.


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 – 2354479 / 011 – 2354354.

 

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

 

 

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