The Singapore Sri Lanka Business Association (SLBA) donated medical supplies worth 21,717.00 Singapore Dollars (approximately 3.5 million. LKR) procured utilising funds raised through a public fundraising campaign launched by the SLBA to raise 100,000 Singapore Dollars.
The SLBA has partnered with Ray of Hope (ROH), a registered crowdfunding platform in Singapore, in order to help raise funds that will be utilised to procure much needed Covid related medical equipment that will help save lives in Sri Lanka. In addition, Lanka Lions Cricket Club in Singapore and Pimp My Tuk Tuk (PMTT) have also partnered the SLBA to support the fundraising efforts.
The initial consignment of medical supplies was handed over to Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Singapore, Sashikala Premawardhane, by Ms. Lakshanthi Fernando, President of the Singapore – Sri Lanka Business Association on 24th June 2021. Mr. Senaka Tiranagama, Vice President of the SLBA, and Dr. Lal Gunasinghe, Treasurer of the SLBA and several Executive Committee members of the SLBA, and officials of the High Commission of Sri Lanka were present at the event.
This initial consignment of medical supplies consists of six (6) 1 CAMI Askir 36BR Suction Machines, seven (7) Philips Respironics EverFlo 5L Oxygen Concentrators, and three (3) Invacare Platinum 9L Oxygen Concentrators.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka facilitated the airlift of the consignment of medical supplies to Sri Lanka through Sri Lankan Airlines on gratis basis via flight UL 1429 which departed Singapore on 01st July 2021.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka wishes to express sincere appreciation to all the donors who have contributed to the public fund-raising initiative, of the Singapore Sri Lanka Business Association (SLBA), SLBA, Mr Ashok Pathirage, Chairman Sri Lankan Airlines, who readily agreed to airlift the cargo on gratis basis, Mr Mohan Meegolle, Regional Manager, Sri Lankan Airlines, Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health Sri Lanka for the excellent support given towards this initiative.
High Commission of Sri Lanka
02nd July 2021