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Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has surpassed Rs.1,378 million, the President’s Media Division said.

Anuradhapura district branch of the ‘Hela Ranaviru Balamuluwa’ has donated Rs. 291,000 to the Fund and the cheque for this sum was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by Defence Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunarathna at the Presidential Secretariat today .

In addition, Amana Bank PLC contributed a sum of Rs. 1,000,000 while Distilaries Company of Sri Lanka contributed with Rs. 900,000 for the fund. Mrs. J.B. Chithrasili contributed to the fund with Rs.5,000.

The PMD said the Fund’s balance has now reached Rs. 1,378,963,920.06.

“Local, as well as foreign donors, have made their contributions to the Fund. Deposits can be made through cheques, telegraphic transfers, via www.itukama.lk or by dialling #207#.

For further information contact through 0760700700/ 0112320880/ 0112354340 or 0112424012,” it said.

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  • Bugsy Friday, 12 June 2020 11:45 PM

    What's the point in mentioning the amount, having large sum balance if we do not perform the Itukama for the standard skill workers from Middleast. Have the government performed the Itukama?

    Tsunami Saturday, 13 June 2020 01:28 PM

    Hope this will not end up in Hambantota account. Mahinda remember the Tsunami fund?? How can anyone trust you anymore?

    Kapila Senaratne Saturday, 13 June 2020 06:22 PM

    People need the transparency! Donors would like to see it’s been distributed among the needy.

    CITIZEN Sunday, 14 June 2020 03:11 PM

    ALL REMEMBERS "HELPING HAMBANTOTA" AND GUESS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DONATIONS OF THIS NATURE SO LONG AS THEY ARE UNDER THE RAJAPKSAS'


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