Mr. V. Thiagendran, a resident of Jaffna, makes a donation of Rs. 10 million to the ‘ITUKAMA’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.
Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva handed over the relevant cheque to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat last morning (27). – PMD
Release from Army:
General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on Friday (27) presented HE the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with a cash cheque to the value of Rs 10 million, to be credited to the ‘Itukama’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund after it was delivered to the Security Force HQ-Jaffna by the Founder and Chairman of ‘Thiyahie’ Charitable Trust, Mr Vamadeva Thiyagendran, a well-known philanthropist cum donor.
‘Thiyahie’ Charitable Trust, a social service voluntary organization operational in Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Trincomalee districts and in the hill country funds for social and educational development of low-income groups under the able chairmanship of Mr Vamadeva Thiyagendran who also quite recently in an impressive gesture volunteered to gift Rs 1 lakh each to 15 rehabilitated former LTTE combatants for start of their own self-employment projects at the request of the Army.
Earlier on Thursday (26) Jaffna-born Mr Vamadeva Thiyagendran who resides in Switzerland met Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku, Commander, Security Forces-Jaffna at the Security Force HQ-Jaffna and handed over the cheque to be sent to the Army Chief for onward delivery to HE the President for its deposit in the ‘Itukama’ COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund, meant to provide medical assistance and relief to the populace, affected due to the impact of the virus that has caused hardships.
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