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Nearly 70,000 donors had come forward to support the Kadijah Foundation of Sri Lanka during their successful campaign to get a Positron Emission Tomography (PET)scanner for the National Cancer Institute in Maharagama, Kadijah Foundation’s Founder and Chairman M. S. H. Mohamed announced today.

Addressing a media briefing, Mr. Mohamed said that it was a dream come through for them to have obtained more than Rs. 200 million for the project, an amount beyond their wildest expectations.

“I would like to appreciate the contributions of the everyone that contributed to make this dream of ours a reality, including the hospitals, the electronic and print media and all those that donated towards this worthy cause. We held at least 96 meetings during this campaign. We have received deposits ranging from Rs.50 to Rs. 35 million. I was very pleased to see the result,” he added.

Mr. Mohamed said they would make the National Cancer Institute in Maharagama the best cancer hospital in South Asia by 2020.

Meanwhile, Consultant Medical Director of the National Cancer Institute Dr. M. Y. K. Wilfred said they had successfully achieved the first step of collecting Rs. 200 million to purchase a PET scanner with a final total of Rs. 200.3 million.

“The second step is to purchase the PET scanner which would take at least five or six months. For that it is necessary to call for tenders,” he added.

Dr. Wilfred said the number of cancer patients had been showing a gradual increase and it was necessary to find a solution for it; “It has been proved by our campaign that Sri Lankans will come together for a common cause without considering nationality, religion and caste,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane) Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana

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  • geriatrix Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:51 AM

    Do not invite any minister to take part in the opening ceremony of this!!

    Katie Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:01 AM

    The man behind this project should be greatly appreciated. If you listened to his interview you would agree with him that material things are momentarily and life is more important than anything else. May god bless this man for his kindness.

    Jayantha Thursday, 16 June 2016 03:41 PM

    This is appreciated. Thanks for all contributed.

    Ravi Thursday, 16 June 2016 03:46 PM

    Invite Rajapaksa for the opening

    Ajja Thursday, 16 June 2016 05:09 PM

    Government should be ashamed when Private sector donate for a real cause while they impose tax to and rob their money to bring vehicles.

    yakadaya Thursday, 16 June 2016 06:16 PM

    All the contributors had very big hearts. Bravo people may God bless all of you.

    Rohan Thursday, 16 June 2016 06:17 PM

    When a grave requirement arises in Sri Lanka like sunami or floods, citizen's united and achieved what is necessary while politicians hidden. Do we really need a government or politicians here only to loot people's money?

    Prakash Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:31 AM

    Shame on the Govt, they are busy looking after their own benefit than that of the people, This must be the only country in the world where the politicians put themselves and their families first.

    budu Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:33 AM

    I want to thank all of you who contributed for this worthy cause. via DM Android App


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