Singapore -Sri Lanka Business Association donates medical supplies to the Ministry of Health
Sat, Nov 19, 2022, 11:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Nov 19, Colombo: Responding to a shortage of essential medical supplies in Sri Lanka, the Singapore-Sri Lanka Business Association (SLBA) donated medical supplies worth SGD 38,983.85 (approximately 10 million LKR) procured utilizing funds raised through a public fundraising campaign launched by the SLBA.
The SLBA partnered with Ray of Hope (ROH), a Singapore Government approved charity partner to help raise funds that were utilized to procure much needed medical supplies for the citizens of Sri Lanka.
The consignment of medical supplies was handed over to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Sashikala Premawardhane, by Treasurer of the SLBA Dr. Lal Gunasinghe, on 17 November, 2022. Secretary of the SLBA Chamendri Weeraratne and officials of the High Commission of Sri Lanka were present at the event.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka facilitated the airlift of the consignment of medical supplies to Sri Lanka through SriLankan Airlines on gratis basis via flight UL 309 which will depart Singapore on 18 November, 2022.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore and the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka facilitated the donation with necessary coordination and obtaining required regulatory approvals for the medical supplies to be sent.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka expressed sincere appreciation to the SLBA and all the donors who had contributed to the public fund-raising initiative including the Chairman Sri Lankan Airlines Ashok Pathirage, who readily agreed to airlift the cargo on gratis basis, Regional Manager Sri Lankan Airlines Mohan Meegolle, Director Medical Technology Services and Coordinating In-Charge for COVID-19 and Healthcare donor activities of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka Dr. Anver Hamdani for the excellent support extended towards this effort.