Daily News (Sri Lanka): Shell donates Rs. 50 m for disaster relief: “This donation is part of Shell Group's overall commitment to the tsunami affected countries in the region.” (ShellNews.net) 12 Jan 05
The Shell Group has pledged Rs. 50 million disaster relief in Sri Lanka.
Country Chairman Hassan Madani who called on President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Monday handed over a cheque for Rs. 25 million as a preliminary donation for immediate relief which will be credited to the President's Disaster Relief Fund, the Office of the President said in a release yesterday.
The Shell Group is to donate the balance Rs. 25 million to be utilised for long term development projects in affected areas. The Shell Group will in collaboration with the Centre for National Operation (CNO) identify projects that they could best contribute to. The President expressed her gratitude to the Chairman and Shell's Corporate Affairs Director Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma for their initial assistance of 200 storage tanks for drinking-water in disaster stricken areas.
This donation is part of Shell Group's overall commitment to the tsunami affected countries in the region.
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