Central Bank disclosed Wednesday that the private tsunami relief donations as at end January 2006 was Rs. 26.5 billion. It said that the funds had been received by the Government, non-Governmental Organisations and others in Sri Lanka as private foreign and local donations through banking channels towards tsunami disaster relief. This includes Rs. 3,356.3 million 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.