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Primary Health Care and Epidemics and COVID Disease Control State Minister Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle appealed to affluent people in the country to join hands with the Health Ministry and to donate necessary medical equipment to the hospitals as the need for such medical equipment is desperately rising.

“The need of oxygen is rising in our hospitals and also they require ventilators as the ICU capacity too increases,” she told reporters.

The State Minister requested the donors to coordinate with the hospitals in their respective areas and provide the necessities accordingly.

“Everyone, who is generous and capable is welcomed to strengthen the efforts of the Government in containing the virus in the country,” she added.

The State Minister told Daily Mirror that she made the request as Sudarshini Fernandopulle. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • Wortyhycause. Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:23 PM

    Why not you all grant an amnesty to those who possess unaccountable money and get them to donate such money for the purchase of vaccines.

    Priyantha wickramanayake Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:29 PM

    Please organize fund raising sctivities through high commission in Australia. Sri Lankans will and willing to donate to Motherland in need.

    NANDE Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:34 PM

    PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ABOUT DONATIONS FROM AFFLUENT PARLIAMENTARIANS?

    Greedy Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:47 PM

    Please sell the luxury vehicles of all politicians and buy medical supplies. They don't deserve such luxury bought from poor tax payers money.

    A Rich Young Ruler Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:50 PM

    Why affluent people? What are you (and your govt) doing with people's taxes? The begging bowl concept is still very much alive in Sri Lanka. Note: Affluent People, please keep your money to yourselves and enjoy it.

    Siribiris Sunday, 16 May 2021 03:55 PM

    Why are you asking help from us ? What has happened to Covid fund raised by president ? Vanished with basil's disappearence ? That money must be in US now we believe .

    Ting Tong Sunday, 16 May 2021 04:10 PM

    Lets see if the ruling family will donate from their own pocket...

    Samson Sunday, 16 May 2021 04:12 PM

    Public always support such activity, but what about those in parliament?

    DM Sunday, 16 May 2021 04:12 PM

    Best is to ask Rajapakse family to contribute wht they took from country

    Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Sunday, 16 May 2021 04:20 PM

    That means, for example, that without the help of the rich, no help for the ordinary population.

    ravin Sunday, 16 May 2021 04:27 PM

    Not only affluent even poor will contribute towards this worthy course of action as far as everyone know what happened to funds given by world bodies towards fight against Corona-19. Siphoning by ........ ?

    Dilshan Sunday, 16 May 2021 05:08 PM

    Why not you ask boss (Rajapakse) to bring back the looted money when the country badly needs.

    Riza Sunday, 16 May 2021 05:30 PM

    You had 1 year to prepare with the Rs 1Bn you collected from private sector. Instead the Govt let Rs 16Bn to be robbed from sugar and another Rs 1Bn from coconut oil. Rs 18bn from the above 3 could have build fantastic facilities and equipment for covid treatment. Now beg beg whilst we die on the corridors of hospitals.


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