Employees of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has donated Rs. 13.1 million to the COVID â€“ 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund in support of Sri Lankaâ€™s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa established this Fund on March 23 to strengthen the mitigation activities aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country and related social welfare programs.
Creating the Fund, President Rajapaksa donated Rs.100 million from the Presidentâ€™s Fund.
At present, with corporate and individual donations and direct donations, the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund â€˜s balance has surpassed Rs. 609 million, the Presidentâ€™s Media Division (PMD) says.
All the donations will be credited to a 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.
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.