COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs.1,456mn

9 July 2020 04:55 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The balance of ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund has surpassed Rs.1,456 million following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

The Excise Department has donated Rs. 3,500,000 to the Fund. In addition, girl child N.W. Situmi Savindi donated a sum of Rs.5, 000, Ms. H.G. Pushpa Rs.5, 000 and Mr. K.G. Abhayawardena Rs.5,000 to the Fund.

Cheques relating to these donations were handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.

“Aladeniya Eksath Purana Bodhi Sanwardhana Samitiya has donated Rs. 1,000,000, Prof. Narada Warnasuriya Rs. 200,000, Mr. A.W.J. Nishantha Rs.777, Panadura Divisional Secretariat Rs. 57,000, Ms M.R.Y.K Udawela, Deputy Director General Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption Rs. 20,000, Rajapakse Pawning Centre in Mirigama Rs. 500,000, officials of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development Rs. 33,580.18, Mr. H.P.G.S Premarathna Rs.10,048.33, Mr. D.S. Amarasinghe Rs.1,000, Department of Export Agriculture Rs. 940,415.89, Finance Commission Rs. 43,598 and Mrs. Josline Gammadage Rs. 200,000 donated to the Fund.

The Fund’s balance has now reached Rs. 1,456,865,619.45. Local, as well as foreign donors, have made their contributions to the Fund. Deposits can be made through cheques, telegraphic transfers, via or by dialing #207#. For further information contact through 0760700700/ 0112320880/ 0112354340 or 0112424012,” the PMD said.

  Comments - 4

  • Mohan Thursday, 09 July 2020 07:13 PM

    Hope no “ Helping Hambantota “ happens. I bet DM will not publish this

    Chux Thursday, 09 July 2020 08:48 PM

    What is the point this will be another helping Hambantota??

    varuna Friday, 10 July 2020 06:37 AM

    Okay, the fund may surpass Rs. 1.456 billion (or Rs. 1,456 million) or even more in the future. However, the question is how the funds are being spent and for what? How much of it is left as of now? Where is the Auditor General?

    ReaderD Friday, 10 July 2020 08:10 AM

    Not only collect but use funds for urgent health needs. Good if large scale expenses are also publicized for the public to see.

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