Dr. Shafi awarded salary arrears; decides to purchase essential medicines for Sri Lanka.

Dr. Shafi awarded salary arrears; decides to purchase essential medicines for Sri Lanka.

Dr. Shafi awarded salary arrears; decides to purchase essential medicines for Sri Lanka.

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Jun, 2022 | 8:08 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who was reinstated after being sent on permanent leave on allegations of performing illegal sterilization operations, has decided to donate his salary arrears to purchase essential medicines for Sri Lanka.

He was awarded his salary arrears due for a period of three years to the tune of Rs. 2.67 Million.

Dr. Shihabdeen said he will be using these funds to purchase essential medicines for the people of Sri Lanka with the aim of fostering unity and trust among communities that form the Sri Lankan fabric.

The salary arrears include the basic salary, interim allowance, cost of living, and allowance in lieu of pension for the period of compulsory leave imposed on Dr. Shafi Sihabdeen.

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