Published on: April 26, 2024

President Receives Multiple Donations for Gaza Children’s Fund

President Ranil Wickremesinghe received official handovers of generous financial contributions for the ‘Children of Gaza’ Fund this morning (26). This is an initiative the President established to alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflicts in Gaza.

Among the contributors, Huda Jumma Mosque in Kalmunai donated Rs. 1,589,000, the All Ceylon Jamiatul Ulama – Kinnia branch donated Rs. 5,300,000, the Regional Education Office in Kalmunai contributed Rs. 3,128,500, and the Sports First Foundation donated Rs. 300,000 to support the cause.

In addition, during the initial phase, President Ranil Wickremesinghe delivered US$ 01 million, received from allocations earmarked by ministries and government bodies for this year’s Iftar celebrations, to the Palestinian government through an official United Nations delegation.

Furthermore, in response to the President’s call for contributions to the ‘Children of Gaza Fund,’ a substantial sum has been collected, slated for official transfer to the Palestinian government in the coming days.

Donors are informed that the window for contributions to this fund will remain open until April 30, 2024. Those wishing to donate are encouraged to deposit their contributions into the Bank of Ceylon (7010), Taprobane Branch (747), account number 7040016 before the specified deadline. The Presidential secretariat requests donors to share the relevant receipts via WhatsApp on 077-9730396.

MP Wajira Abeywardena, Senior Additional Secretary to the President, Digamadulla MP H. M. M. Harees and Mr. Sarath Kumara, Secretary of the President’s Fund were also present during the presentation of cheques today.


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