Following the request and intervention of the Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Heart to Heart International (HHI) in the United States continued to provide aid to Sri Lanka and donated a stock of emergency medicine for the 9th time.
1600 crores worth of drugs at Ambassador Mahinda’s request
This time the value of the donation is Rs 21 crore 33 lakhs which is more than 644,000 thousand dollars. These drugs include Amlodipine besylate, which is used to treat high blood pressure, and Everolimus, which is used to treat kidney, pancreatic, brain, and breast cancer. They are high quality, expensive drugs made in the USA.
Washington, D.C. Ambassadors Sri Lankan Ambassador Mahinda Samarasinghe and the staff expressed their deep gratitude For these ongoing donations, Arrangements have been made by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka and the Embassy of Washington to reach Colombo by air by the end of this December
The second donation received under Minister Ramesh.
As in the previous cases, the Ambassador has worked to create a background where Heart to Heart covers all expenses including transportation. This is the second shipment to Sri Lanka under Minister Ramesh Pathirana and another shipment was sent to Sri Lanka 03 weeks ago.
The value of medicines supplied to Sri Lanka by Heart to Heart International so far is approximately 46 million dollars i.e. 1600 crore rupees.
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, Heart to Heart International (HHI) is a global organization dedicated to improving the world’s health facilities. Since its inception in 1992, HHI has provided $2.8 billion worth of medical aid and supplies to 130 countries, including the United States. HHI also responds to the world’s natural disasters, both domestically and internationally, by providing medical relief and mobilizing volunteers. The organization is a 4-star charity as well as a BBB accredited charity and has been named under the “Philanthropy 400”.
Ashoka Jayatunga from Washington DC…