Sri Lanka Foreign Service Association contributes to Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital lifesaving initiatives

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Foreign Service Association (SLFSA) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of two fundraising initiatives aimed at supporting the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH), for the procurement of life saving drug ‘surfactant’ and for the LRH Neurosurgical Project.

The heartwarming support from diplomatic missions and international organizations based in Colombo through their participation in the International Bazaar and Cultural Extravaganza 2023 organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the SLFSA in Colombo on 2nd December generated nearly Rs. 1.5 million in support of the LRH Neurosurgical Project. SLFSA extends its heartfelt gratitude to each diplomatic mission participated for their active involvement and generous donations to this worthy cause. This is a continuation of the charity cause initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate “75 Years of Diplomacy” through the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka (SOSL) performance in June this year.

SLFSA expresses deep appreciation to its members, whose unwavering generosity made it possible to raise another Rs.875,000/= to support the LRH fund to procure ‘surfactant’.     The donation was handed over to the Director of the LRH Dr. G. Wijesuriya today, by the Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane, in the presence of the SLFSA President Kapila Fonseka and SLFSA Secretary Poshitha Perera, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

SLFSA recognizes the exceptional service provided by the LRH Hospital to children and its dedication to pediatric care, making a lasting impact on the well-being of countless children and their families. The funds raised will contribute to sustaining and enhancing these invaluable services. SLFSA looks forward to building upon this positive momentum and continue with similar initiatives that align with its vision and mission, in the future.

SLFSA is the professional association of the officers of the Sri Lanka Foreign Service established on 1 October 1949.

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