Solidarity and charity towards cumulative recovery: Donation of Filipino well-wishers to Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 response

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Philippines wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to Mr. William Chen, Chief Financial Officer of Real Steel Corporation, for his significant donation to Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Fund (Itukama Fund).

The said donation was made by Mr. Chen as a gesture of goodwill and support to the country’s efforts in combating the impact of the pandemic as it gears towards economic and social recovery.

A symbolic handing-over ceremony was organized by the Embassy on 10 November 2021 at the Ambassador’s Residence.

Mr. Chen is a dynamic Filipino businessman with business interests in steel manufacturing and the defense industry. He has been working with the Embassy in its economic diplomacy initiatives particularly in enhancing bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the Philippines as well as expanding market access for Sri Lankan products in the Philippine market.

Earlier this year, the Embassy also facilitated a shipment of various medical equipment and supplies donated to Sri Lanka by Mr. Michael Chen, a Filipino businessman and the Chairman of the Philippines-Sri Lanka Business Council.