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Sri Lanka Cricket officially hands over US$ 2 million to the country’s Health Sector

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7th July 2022

Sri Lanka Cricket today (7th July 2022) officially handed over the US$ 2 million donation it promised to the country’s health sector to purchase essential medicines.

Out of the total grant, US$ 1 million was donated to the ‘Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children,’ to buy essential medicines required for pediatric care for children.

While ‘The National Cancer Hospital’ (Apeksha Hospital) was donated US$ 1 million to purchase essential medicines for the treatment of cancer patients.

Sponsorship for Commonwealth Athletes.

In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket also donated LKR 22.5 million sponsorship grant for the athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The grant was handed over to the Minister of Sports Honorable Roshan Ranasinghe by the Honorary President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Shammi Silva.

LKR 100 million for the National Sports Fund

Sri Lanka Cricket also donated a sum of LKR 100 million to the National Sports Fund.

The grant was handed over to the Minister of Sports Honorable Roshan Ranasinghe by the Honorary President of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Shammi Silva.

Mr. Anuradha Wijekoon, Secretary, Ministry of Sports, Mr. Janaka Sri Chandraguptha, Secretary, Ministry of Health, and Mr. Mohan de Silva, Honorary Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket were also among participants at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Sports.

Director-General of Sports Mr. Amal Edirsooriya, Director General of Health Mr. Asela Gunawardena, Honorary Assistant Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Sujeeva Godaliyadda, Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO, Sri Lanka Cricket and Dr. Anwar Hamdani, Director, Medical Technology Services also attended the event.

Note to Editors:

Commonwealth Sponsorship Grant LKR 22.5 million is equivalent to US$ 62,190/-

National Sports Fund Grant of LKr 100 million is equivalent to US$ 276,403/-

Health sector grant of US$ 2 million is equivalent to LKR 723,580,000 / –

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