‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund surpasses Rs.1,400 mn | Daily News


 

‘ITUKAMA’ COVID – 19 Fund surpasses Rs.1,400 mn

Following corporate, individual donations and direct deposits, ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund balance has surpassed Rs.1400 million. The Chairman of the Rupavahini Corporation Dr. Nihal Jayathilake donated his May month salary of Rs.119374 while the Kaduwela Municipal Council donated 743,620 as of yesterday evening.

Anunayake of the Malwathu Chapter, Most Ven. Niyangoda Vijitha Siri Thera donated Rs. 192,516, Chief of Medirigiriya Buddhist Center, Ven. Madhirigirye Assaji Thera contributed with Rs 100,000 while the Pirivena Unit of the Ministry of Education donated a sum of Rs. 4,484,500 to the Fund and they were handed over to the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

In addition, Wana Senasanadhipathi of Batuvita, Ven. Kamburugamuwa Wajirasiha Thera made a direct donation of Rs 100,000.

The Secretariat of the Abadha Sahitha Thanaththange Swashakthi Sanwindanaya of the Ududumbara Divisional donated Rs 50,000 while Social Work Officer of the same Divisional Secretariat,

A.W.A.K Amunugama contributed with Rs 10,000 to the Fund. Medical students of Gomal University, Belarus donated a sum of Rs. 185,000, Mrs. Buddhini Jinadasa contributed Rs. 100,000 while Retired Director of Education, M.M. Jayathilake offered Rs 40,000 to the Fund. Attorney-at-law, Vinura Jayawardena contributed a sum of Rs 10,000, Director General of the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations, Raja Gunaratne offered Rs 88,000 while retired war veteran, Indrapala K. Kapuge donated a sum of Rs 10, 000 to the Itukama fund.

The Fund’s balance has now reached Rs. 1,407,664,176.86. Funds of the Itukama Covid-19 fund are primarily focused on facilitating means to combat Covid-19 virus including, purchasing medication, medical equipment and capacity expansion. An amount of Rs 200 million had been allocated for PCR exams under the fund, and Rs 6 million had already been released for the purpose.

 


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