Sri Lanka is on the threshold of a new beginning. The brutal terrorism that hindered the country’s development for almost three decades has been eliminated completely from its soil and the country is in the process of a reawakening. A large number of reconstruction activities have already been initiated by the Government. Simultaneously relief operations are underway to restore the lost opportunities in the regions.
The Government of Sri Lanka, as well as the Central Bank, has received a number of requests inquiring of the possibilities of contributing towards the relief and resettlement operations initiated by the Government for those people displaced from their regular places of living due to the situation that prevailed in the country. In response to this, and on the request of the Government, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has introduced special account (A/c No. 4237) to receive voluntary contributions from interested parties towards the relief and resettlement operations.
All such contributions will be collected at the special account maintained at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, for and on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Sri Lanka. Funds available in this account will fall under the direct authority of the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury (DST) and the DST will utilize these funds for activities relating to identified relief and resettlement operations.
All contributions to this account are exempted from Sri Lanka income tax under section 34 (1) b of Inland Revenue Act. All contributions to this account exceeding US dollars one hundred or its equivalent will be acknowledged by the DST upon the realization of such amounts. No contributions in kind are accepted.