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Engineers Fraternity Donates Rs. 9 million to President’s Fund to Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic

Engineers Fraternity Donates Rs. 9 million to President’s Fund to Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic 

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), is the apex body representing engineers employed in Sri Lanka and overseas and established by an act of parliament, having a membership of over 25,000 engineers and engineering undergraduates.  The IESL under the leadership of Eng. (Prof.) S B S Abayakoon, President IESL along with Public Service Engineers Union, National Water Supply & Drainage Board Engineers Union and Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union, donated Rs. 9 million to the "COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security" Fund established by His Excellency Gotabhaya Rajapaksha, the President of GOSL, for fighting with deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Secretary to the President, Dr. P B Jayasundara received funds at the Presidential Secretariat on 30h March 2020 from the representatives of said bodies.

The contributions included Rs. 1 million from the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Rs. 3 million from Public Service Engineers Union and Rs. 2.5 million from National Water Supply and Drainage Board Engineers Union. In a separate occasion, Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers Union will donate Rs. 2.5 million to the President’s fund.

Dr. Jayasundara, a top official of the GOSL, who has been involving in the economic development challenges of the country for a long period of time, expressed his gratitude toward the engineers’ fraternity of Sri Lanka for their continuous contribution to the economic and social development of the country, especially in the wake of the current crisis situation faced by our country.   

Published Date: 2020-04-24 14:36:44