Elderly man donates money to the President’s COVID 19 Fund

Elderly man donates money to the President’s COVID 19 Fund

Elderly man donates money to the President’s COVID 19 Fund

Written by Staff Writer

11 Jun, 2020 | 10:18 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): A bed ridden elderly man, aged 86, has donated Rs 5000 to the President’s COVID-19 Fund, describing it as an effort to receive blessings.

“I cannot walk. I am bed ridden. The relief that is being given to the people at a time when the economy has fallen down amidst a dangerous situation,” the man had said in a letter to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The letter had been sent along with a Rs 5000 note.

The Prime Minister, upon reading the letter, had appreciated the conduct of the man, at a time in which he is bed ridden, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

Accordingly, the Prime Minister had said that arrangements will be made to provide the man an opportunity to make the donation to the President on his birthday on June 20.

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