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    Defence Ministry, Police contribute 60 million to Covid-19 fund

    April 08, 2020

    Around 1200 personnel employed under the Defence Ministry have voluntarily contributed Rs. 10 million to the Covid-19 Social Security Fund which was handed over to the President’s Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundara at the Presidential Secretariat by the Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne yesterday morning.


    Further, the Acting IGP C.D. Wickramaratne also donated Rs. 50 million from the Police Department Special Fund to the Covid-19 Fund.

    By this afternoon the deposits of the Covid-19 Social Security Fund stood at over Rs. 420 million.

    All donations are 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 massive contributions to the Fund, while all 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.

    Further details can be obtained from  K.B. Egodawele, Director General (Administration) of the Presidential Secretariat through the telephone number 0112354354

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