Local News: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged to contribute to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund. The Presidents’ Media Division said the President has pledged to contribute USD 5 million to the Fund.
The SAARC Corona Emergency Fund was proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India made an initial offer of USD 10 million to help combat the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
The Maldives,Nepal and Bhutan last week pledged a total of USD 1.3 million to the SAARC Corona Emergency Fund.