Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to donate USD 2 million to support the country’s health sector to purchase essential medicines.
Accordingly, USD 1 million each will be donated to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, and the National Cancer Hospital to buy essential medicines required for paediatric care for children and for the treatment of cancer patients.
SLC in a statement said Sri Lanka Cricket will give its fullest support to overcome these challenging times.
SLC President Shammi Silva said the funds will be immediately donated to the officials of the respective institutions, taking into consideration the urgent need for such assistance.
Secretary Mohan de Silva said “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”.
The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket that met yesterday (24) approved the donation.