Sri Lanka Cricket Donates 2 Million USD to Health Sector

Sri Lanka Cricket Donates 2 Million USD to Health Sector

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced a 2 million grant to the country’s health sector amid the economic crisis. Sri Lanka Cricket’s executive committee met to approve the grant and announced its decision.
Sri Lanka Cricket donates 2 million USD to the Health Sector of country’s hospitals as the island nation faces a crippling economic crisis. As a result, there is a shortage of medical facilities, life-saving drugs and equipment.

According to a statement issued by the SLC, 1 million will be donated to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children to purchase medicines needed for the care of children. In addition, The National Cancer Hospital will receive the remaining 1 million for the treatment of cancer patients and the purchase of essential medicines.

It is understood that many Sri Lankan cricketers have also made personal contributions to the country’s health sector. Regarding the grant, Sri Lankan Cricket Board President Shammi Silva said, Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan De Silva said,

“Sri Lankan cricket is delighted to be able to make this donation at a time when the country needs it, and we will give our full support to the country in overcoming these challenging times.”

“We feel it is our responsibility as an iconic sporting brand to come forward and help the people of the country who have always been unconditionally supportive of Sri Lankan cricket and our players.”

The South Asian island nation is in the worst economic crisis since independence due to the Corona epidemic, the collapse of the tourism industry and remittances. Sri Lanka’s imports were severely hampered by the reserve crisis. The country is facing various crises including food, medicine and fuel. Record price hikes for daily commodities have angered the people of Sri Lanka.

The country’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was forced to resign. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new Prime Minister. This step did not stop the crisis in the country.

 


 

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