Covid -19 fund: Donations worth Rs 140M received

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 10:28 AM Mar 31 2020
Business Covid -19 fund: Donations worth Rs 140M received

Several organizations and individual donors have contributed funds to strengthen the Coronavirus Healthcare and Social Security Fund.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on 23 March to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed to combat Coronavirus in Sri Lanka.

The fund has received donations worth Rs. 140 million, by now.

The 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.

The donations received from:

Sri Lanka Administrative Service Association Rs.2.5 million, 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.

Donations to COVID - 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations. 

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.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 10:28 AM Mar 31 2020

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