Sri Lankan psychiatrists call for donations to help fund essential medicines

An unprecedented financial crisis is unfolding in Sri Lanka. In addition to shortages of food, petrol and gas, there are shortages of essential medicines including psychotropic medications with many already out of stock or expected to run out soon.

The Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists has organised a foreign currency account (US dollars) for donations. Funds will be used to buy medications from local agents and handed over to the medical supply division of the Ministry of Health or local psychiatry units based on identified needs.

If you wish to make a donation, please transfer in US dollars with reference ‘urgent medication fund’.

Name: Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
Bank: Bank of Ceylon
Branch: Borella super grade
Account number: 89197959
Currency type: USD
Date of expiry : 22/06/2023

Bank code: 7010
Branch code: 038
Swift code: BCEYLKLX

Reference: ‘urgent medication fund’


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