Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has decided to donate Rs. 100 million for the ‘Little Hearts Project’ of Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH).
The funds will help build a ‘cardiac and critical care complex’ at the LRH, which, once built, will help treat children with congenital heart diseases (CHD) and critical illnesses.
The grant will be handed over to the hospital authorities during the finals of the Lanka Premier League 2023.
The decision was taken by the SLC’s executive committee, taking into consideration the national importance of this project.
“We are very happy to be a part of this noble cause, as we consider that the well-being of children is of paramount importance to our nation and its future,” said SLC president Shammi Silva.
“As a responsible organization, Sri Lanka Cricket always comes forward to help national causes such as this, and this is one more such effort,” he also said.
The Rs. 100 million grant will include the Rs. 6.7 million so far raised by SLC through its ‘Bat and Bowl for Little Hearts Programme’ during LPL 2023.