President Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (14) handed Rs.9.025 million donated by Members of Parliament to the wife of former Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Polonnaruwa District MP the late Amarakeerthi Athukorala who was murdered on the 9th of May.
Deputy Speaker Ajith Rajapaksa handed over the relevant cheque to the President at the ruling party group meeting held yesterday at the Parliament complex while the President presented the cheque to the family of Amarakeerthi Athukorala.
183 Members of Parliament donated to this cause.
Deputy Speaker Ajith Rajapaksa said the “Madiwela Mithuro” club comprising MPs of the ruling party in the Madiwela MP quarters complex commenced collecting the funds for Amarakeerthi Athukorala, with opposition MPs also contributing to the cause.
The President also requested to arrange for Amarakeerthi Athukorala’s family to receive the pension entitled to MPs.