With direct deposits and donations from organizations and individual donors, “Healthcare and Social Security Fund” has surpassed Rs. 314.5 million mark. says the President’s Media Division as at 9.00 p.m Yesterday(02 April).
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had set up a special fund to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programmes.
President Rajapaksa has instructed to donate Rs. 100 million from the President’s Fund for this purpose.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 can make their financial contributions to the COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund. Donations will be exempted from tax and foreign exchange regulations.
Deposits could be made through cheques or telegraphic transfers.
The management of the Healthcare and Social Security Fund will be entrusted with a highly qualified panel of professionals in the fields of administration, finance and banking sectors. The panel will comprise IGP, secretaries to the Ministries, Director General of Health, audit and banking experts.
Further details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawela, Director General (Administration) through 0112354354, the PMD said in its release.