May 14, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has donated his three-month salary of Rs. 292,500.00 to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.
President Rajapaksa handed over the cheque for this sum to the Secretary to the President, P.B. Jayasundera at the Presidential Secretariat, today (14).
COVID–19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by the President with Rs. 100 million from President’s Fund has reached over Rs. 915 million.
Provision of medicine, medical research equipment, providing financial needs for health security facilities including capacity building, ensuring the safety and well-being of employees of the health sector and essential service providers and provision of basic needs of children, women, low-income families, senior citizens, disabled persons and other vulnerable groups are among the main objectives of 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.
All the donations will be credited to the special account opened under the number 85737373 at the Corporate Branch of the Bank of Ceylon. Local as well as foreign donors have made their contributions to the Fund. Deposits can be made through cheques or telegraphic transfers.
Further details can be obtained from Mr. K.B. Egodawele, Director General (Administration) of the Presidential Secretariat through the telephone number 011 – 2354479 / 011 – 2354354.