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A large number of organizations and individual donors, including former cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan are contributing funds to strengthen the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund, the Presidential Media Division said.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on March 23 to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes.
Creating the Fund, President Rajapaksa donated Rs. 100 million from the President’s Fund.
Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic) Trust Fund and Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters donated Rs. 20 million to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.
At present the Fund has received donations worth Rs. 140 million including the contributions from Sri Lanka Administrative Service Association Rs.2.5 million, Presidential Secretariat Rs 2 lakh, Sri Lanka Engineering Service Association Rs.6.5 million, Ananda College Old Boys' Association, Colombo Rs. 2.5 million, Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka Rs. 1 million, Association of Public Service Engineers Rs. 3 million, State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka Rs.1 million and cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan Rs. 5 million.
A special account had been opened at the Corporate Branch of the Bank of Ceylon under the account number of 85737373. 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.
The management of the Healthcare and Social Security Fund will be entrusted to a highly qualified panel of professionals in the fields of administration, finance and banking sectors. The panel will comprise secretaries to the Ministries, Director General of Health Services and audit and banking experts.
Secretary to the President Dr. P. B. Jayasundara emphasized that this would be an opportunity for the local and foreign companies to make their contributions towards this humanitarian mission.

 

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  • Hora Polis Tuesday, 31 March 2020 04:29 AM

    Hope this fund will not suffer the same fate as the Tsunami Fund and the Api-Wenuwen-Api Fund suffered.

    Sunil Abeyrathne Tuesday, 31 March 2020 03:37 PM

    Another "Helping Hambanthota" in the making?

    Ranjit Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:05 PM

    This is an excellent opportunity for Central Bank robbers to donate their loot before the general election.

    vithura Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:25 PM

    This has to be funded by compensation from China 'the elephant in the room' who caused this misery and deaths!

    Buddhist Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:54 PM

    Who is controlling this fund? Who are the signatories? Are there any independent persons involved to ensure these funds are not misused for other purposes including election propaganda by the Govt.

    Paranin Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:54 PM

    Its should be published, make it virul, every individual should contribute any amount of money. this way I think we could build a responsible society. of course fund administration should be governed by strict rules


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