At a meeting on Tuesday, the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket approved a donation of US$ 2 million (Rs. 718 million) to support the country’s health sector in purchasing essential medicines.
Accordingly, US$ 1 million will be donated to the “Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children” to buy essential medicines needed for pediatric care for children. Another US$ 1 million will be donated to “The National Cancer Hospital” to facilitate treatment for cancer patients.
Sri Lanka Cricket will facilitate immediate allocation of the said funds, considering the urgent need for such assistance.
“Sri Lanka Cricket is extremely happy to make this donation at this moment of need for the country, and we will give our fullest support to our nation to overcome these challenging times,” said Shammi Silva, Honorary President, Sri Lanka Cricket.
“We feel, as an iconic sporting brand it is our responsibility to come forward to help our people, who have been supporting Sri Lanka Cricket and our players, unconditionally, at all times,” said Mohan de Silva, Honorary Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket.
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