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President Wickremesinghe Receives Generous Contributions for ‘Children of Gaza’ Fund

April 27, Colombo (LNW): President Ranil Wickremesinghe has officially received generous financial contributions for the ‘Children of Gaza’ Fund, an initiative established to alleviate the suffering of those affected by conflicts in Gaza. The President’s Media Division (PMD) reported that various organizations and entities have stepped forward to support this noble cause.

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

Additionally, during the initial phase, President Wickremesinghe delivered US$1 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.

Responding to the President’s call for contributions, a substantial sum has been collected for the ‘Children of Gaza Fund,’ which will be officially transferred to the Palestinian government in the coming days.

The PMD has announced that the window for contributions to this fund will remain open until April 30, 2024. Donors are encouraged to deposit their contributions into the Bank of Ceylon (7010), Taprobane Branch (747), account number 7040016 before the specified deadline, demonstrating solidarity and support for those in need.

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