One year after the devastating tsunami Sri Lanka had received Rs. 25.4 billion in private donations for relief and rehabilitation work.
Central Bank said yesterday that the figure of Rs. 25.48 billion was received as at December 31, 2005 by the Government, non-Governmental Organizations and others in Sri Lanka as private foreign and local donations through banking channels towards tsunami disaster relief. This figure includes Rs. 3.35 billion received by the Government mainly through the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and two state commercial banks.
The Central Bank will continue to update this information monthly.