SLR donate LKR 25 million to Sri Lanka government

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Sri Lanka Cricket announced a sum of LKR 25 million to the Sri Lanka government to combat the COVID-19. A release read, “Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has taken a decision to grant a sum of LKR 25 million to the Government to help its efforts toward combating the Covid-19 pandemic, which has created a national health crisis. Accordingly, the grant will be handed over to the Government immediately.”

It further added, “Sri Lanka Cricket, whilst understanding the gravity of the ongoing health problem, has also taken several other steps to provide its fullest assistance to the Government in order to combat the crisis.”

The official release also mentioned how Sri Lanka Cricket board decided to postpone all domestic action in the wake of pandemic. “SLC has already postponed all domestic cricket tournaments, until further notice, while have asked our players, (first class and national) and also employees to remain indoors, during this troubled time, obeying government directives.”

It opined, “Whilst, the SLC also wishes to request our valued stakeholders, such as the member clubs, District and Provincial Associations to take all precautionary steps to ensure that they remain safe at this moment of time.”

Meanwhile the Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa took to his Twitter account to acknowledge the act by the board. “Thank you to @OfficialSLC for the grant of 25 million lkr to assist the govt. in its battle against #COVID19. The support flowing in from all ends has been overwhelming. We also thank all the individual players who have come forward in offering support. #TogetherWeCan #COVID19SL”


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