A COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund of Sri Lanka

A COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund was established by H.E. the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 23 March 2020 and with direct deposits and donations from organizations and individual donors, the Fund’s balance as of date has surpassed Rs. 242 million. Please see the press releasea https://www.mfa.gov.lk/covid-19-fund-increases-further/

A special account has been opened at the Corporate Branch of the Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka under the account number of 85737373 for the 'COVID19 Health care and Social Security Fund'. Local as well as foreign donors are invited to contribute to the Fund. Deposits can be made through cheque or telegraphic transfers and the Fund is exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations.

Further details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawela, Director General (Administration) through +94112354354.

COVID – 19 Fund increases further

With direct deposits and donations from organizations and individual donors the COVID– 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund’s balance surpasses Rs. 242 million.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on March 23.

The Fund’s balance reached Rs.145 million as at 8.00 a.m. today with the Rs.9.5 million direct deposits to the Bank and Rs. 500,000 donation from the Presidential Secretariat.

The balance surpassed Rs. 242 million with contributions of Rs.10 million by the Financial Management Accounts Department of the People's Bank, Rs.03 million by People's Bank Pensioners Association, Rs 5 million each by People's Leasing, Litro Gas Lanka Limited, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation and Bank of Ceylon, Rs 8 million by The National Savings Bank and Rs.50 million by Akbar Brothers Pvt Ltd.

A special account had been opened at the Corporate Branch of the Bank of Ceylon under the account number of 85737373. Local as well as foreign donors have made their contributions to the Fund. Donations to COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund have been exempted from taxes and foreign exchange regulations. Deposits can be made through cheques or telegraphic transfers.

Further details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawela, Director General (Administration) through 0112354354.

Mohan Karunarathne
Deputy Director
President’s Media Division
2020.03.31



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