The Buddhist Associations of Indonesia namely Indonesian Buddhists’ Representatives Association (WALUBI), Indonesian Theravada Buddhist Council (MAGABUDHI), Women Theravada Buddhist Group (WANDANI) and Theravada Youth Buddhist Association (PATRIA) donated medicines and medical equipment with a total value of USD 19,296.11 to the people of Sri Lanka in June and August 2022. The Embassy dispatched the above medicines to Sri Lanka in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Sri Lankan Airlines and Expolanka.
The donation was officially handed over to the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Indonesia and ASEAN Yasoja Gunasekera at the Embassy premises. Accepting the donation, Ambassador Yasoja Gunasekera extended gratitude and sincere thanks to the Buddhist Associations of Indonesia for the generous gesture which is much needed for the people of Sri Lanka at this difficult time.
The Buddhist Associations of Indonesia is also in the process of coordinating with the National Cancer Institute (Apeksha Hospital) to donate medicines and medical devices which are specifically needed by the above hospital.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
Source – Public Diplomacy Division