SLC to donate US$ 2M to purchase medicine

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will donate US$ 2 million to support the country’s health sector to purchase essential medicine.

Accordingly, US$ 1 million will be donated to the ‘Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,’ to buy essential medicine for paediatric care, while ‘The National Cancer Hospital’ will receive a donation of US$ 1 million to treat cancer patients.

‘’Sri Lanka Cricket is happy to make this donation at this moment of need, and we will give our fullest support to our nation to overcome these challenging times,’ said Shammi Silva, president, SLC.

The funds will be donated to officials of the respective institutions considering the urgent need for such assistance.

‘’We feel, as an iconic sporting brand, it is our responsibility to come forward to help our people, who have been supporting Sri Lanka Cricket and our players unconditionally at all times,’’ said Mohan de Silva, Secretary SLC.

SLC Executive Committee met on 24 May approved the donation.