Bank of Ceylon Assistant General Manager Y.P. Warnasekera handing over the bank’s staff contribution to President Maithripala Sirisena. Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne is also in the picture

The Staff of the Bank of Ceylon donated Rs.2 million recently to the Heart to Heart Fund managed by the Sri Jayewardhanapura Hospital Cardiology Unit. The cheque was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony held at the hospital in line with the Hospital’s 31st Anniversary. Co-founded by Dr. Ruwan Ekanayake and Dr. Ranjith Y. De Silva the Trust Fund is formulated to help heart patients who are in need of immediate heart surgery but cannot afford the heavy financial costs involved when such a surgery is done at private hospitals. All surgeries are performed at the same hospital under an expert panel of doctors and nursing staff. All donations made to this fund are solely used for surgeries under the Heart to Heart project.