Sri Lanka Cricket Donates 2 Million USD to Health Sector
In light of the economic situation, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has pledged a $2 million donation to the country’s health sector. The executive committee of Sri Lanka Cricket met to approve the grant and announce its decision. Sri Lanka Cricket donated $2 million to the country’s hospitals’ Health Sector as the island nation suffers a terrible economic crisis. As a result, there is a lack of medical facilities, medications, and equipment that can save lives.
According to a statement made by the SLC, $1,000,000 will be donated to Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children to acquire necessary medications for children’s treatment. In addition, The National Cancer Hospital will get the remaining $1 million to treat cancer patients and acquire vital medications.
Numerous Sri Lankan cricketers are said to have made personal donations to the country’s health sector. Sri Lankan Cricket Board President Shammi Silva and Sri Lanka Cricket Secretary Mohan De Silva commented on the donation.
“Sri Lankan cricket is thrilled to be able to provide this gift at a time when the country needs it, and we will provide the country with our entire support as it overcomes these difficult circumstances.”
“As a renowned sporting brand, we believe it is our duty to assist the people of Sri Lanka, who have always shown unwavering support for Sri Lankan cricket and its players.”
Due to the Corona outbreak, the loss of the tourism economy, and remittances, the South Asian island nation is experiencing its greatest economic crisis since independence. The reserve problem greatly impacted Sri Lanka’s imports. The nation faces several difficulties, including food, medication, and fuel shortages. The Sri Lankan populace is enraged by record price increases for basic necessities.
Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country’s prime minister, was compelled to resign. Ranil Wickremesinghe was named the next prime minister by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. This action did not end the country’s predicament.