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Oxford Uni. student raises £350,000 in memory of Easter Sunday attack siblings

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An Oxford University student whose brother and sister died in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka has raised £350,000 for the country’s health service.

David Linsey said that the National Hospital in Colombo, the capital, had been “overwhelmed” by the number of victims arriving for treatment after the bombings in April. His siblings Daniel, 19, and Amelie, 15, died from their wounds after explosions at the Shangri-La Hotel in the city.

He set up the Amelie and Daniel Linsey Foundation UK, together with SriLankan Cares, the CSR arm of national carrier SriLankan Airlines.

David has made two visits to Sri Lanka since his siblings were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks.

Previously, he organised a special donation of one hundred patient transfer trolley beds to nine of Sri Lanka’s most important hospitals with the intention of improving local medical facilities.

  Comments - 8

  • Uvais Monday, 23 December 2019 02:42 PM

    Please dont give the money to a politicians hand...

    Nimal Monday, 23 December 2019 02:44 PM

    its close to 82 million rupees, it should not be the part of gotas election campaign money.

    Don Knight Monday, 23 December 2019 05:25 PM

    Do not give the money to any Srilankan authorities. Unfortunately our country is full of thieves.

    Chux Monday, 23 December 2019 05:32 PM

    Pls donate everything to the hospital directly as we will not see any more helping Hambantota cases

    Lion Monday, 23 December 2019 05:37 PM

    Its great very much appreciated.Please see this money goes to the correct hand not to the hands of corrupt politicians.

    Marie Monday, 23 December 2019 05:41 PM

    Thank You David what magnanimous act amidst such tragedy. If you look up at the sky on Christmas night you might just see two stars shining brightly rejoicing in what you are doing. Have a Blessed Christmas.

    MSF Monday, 23 December 2019 05:54 PM

    Readers please, this has nothing to do with our local politics or politicians. This act just shows the tremendous goodness in a young man. Thank You David. Rest In Peace Daniel and Emily.

    Mahesh Rajasuriya Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:48 AM

    Some paid commenters are busy painting a dark picture of Sri Lanka while this young man is trying to shed light on Sri Lanka.

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