Itukama COVID–19 Fund exceeds Rs. 1.2 billion

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Following institute and personal donations along with direct deposits, the Itukama COVID-19 Healthcare and Security Fund reached Rs. 1213 million, the President’s Media Division said.

Rs 25 million donated by the government employees in the Central Province were handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa by the governor of the North Central Province Mahipala Herath at the Presidential Secretariat Yesterday (May 29).

Meanwhile, the Old Girls Association of the Viharamahadevi College, Kiribathgoda handed over a sum of Rs 100,000 to the Director-General of the Presidential Secretariat, Retired Major General KB Egodawele.

The Disaster Management Centre of the Defense Ministry donated Rs 247,538. Tharuni Merine Enterprises contributed Rs. 500,000 while Hirushi Merine Enterprises donated Rs. 1 million. Adhikarana Sanganayake of the North and Eastern Provinces Ven. Kirindiwela Rathana Thero provided Rs 61 000. Mr. D. Priyantha Samarakoon who was quarantined at the Technical University College after his arrival from England donated Rs 25 000 while the group who arrived from Australia and were quarantined at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Rajagiriya contributed Rs 825,000. In addition, a resident of USA, Swarna S. Siriwardana, the National Building Research Organization, Project Management Unit of the Education Ministry and the Slim Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) ltd donated Rs 1,099,668, Rs 500,000, Rs 1,013,174 and Rs 1 million respectively.

Local, as well as foreign donors, have made their contributions to the Fund. Donations to Itukama COVID–19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations. Deposits can be made through cheques, telegraphic transfers, via www.itukama.lk or by dialing #207#.

For further information contact through 0760700700/ 0112320880/ 0112354340 or 0112424012.

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