Sri Lanka Cricket Team continues its support to tackle COVID-19 pandemic


On Sunday, Sri Lankan National Cricket Team has made another donation to the Base Hospital, Homagama. A cheque of an “undisclosed” amount was presented to the Hospital authorities by Sri Lanka’s Test and ODI captain Dimuth Karunratne.

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“This is another donation to the hospital”, the captain, speaking exclusively to this reporter, said. “It is handed over to Dr. Janith Hettiarachchi.”

A letter of appreciation signed by the Medical Superintendent Dr. Janith Hettiarachchi was handed to the captain.

“During this critical situation in the country with the pandemic of COVID-19 your donation of, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for health staff, is highly appreciated,”

the letter says.

“I am grateful for your contribution and wish you success in all future projects as well,” the letter further added.

Earlier, the team also contributed to the National Hospital of Sri Lanka. The National Hospital of Sri Lanka (Colombo 10) has thanked the Sri Lankan national team and others who contributed to enable the hospital to procure a machine for the treatment of the Corona Virus affected people in the country.

A letter signed by Dr. Dilshan Priyankara and Dr. Manoj Edirisooriya (both Consultant Intensivists) was sent to the captain Dimuth Karunaratne.

“The Intensive care unit of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) is extremely thankful for the donation of a video laryngoscope which is of significant importance for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, which in turn greatly assist specially during intubation,” the letter, a copy of which is in our possession, says.

“On the urgent request made by Mr. Nishan Premathiratne by the NHSL, we are extremely thankful to everyone who came forward to help procure this unit on such short notice.”

“We are extremely thankful to the Sri Lankan National Cricket Team under the leadership of Mr. Dimuth Karunaratne for extending their immediate support assistance in procurement of this unit,” the letter says and added the names of other people having helped them.

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