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SKAL Colombo donates to the Archbishop’s Fund

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SKAL Colombo President Bernard Wijetunge handing over the donation to Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith Archbishop of Colombo

SKAL International Colombo, an International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals, met the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Archbishops House and handed over a donation towards the fund to be used for the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. 

Subsequent to the attacks, the World SKAL Day dinner that was to be held on 23 April was cancelled and SKAL members voluntarily donated the proceeds of the event to the fund. Many other SKAL members too sent in their individual donations on being informed that the Association was soliciting for donations from its members. 

In the aftermath of the attacks, the biggest impact has been on the tourism industry and hence it was felt that SKAL, being an association from the tourism industry, should contribute towards the needs of those affected by the explosions that took place in hotels and churches around the country.

SKAL International Colombo was represented at the meeting by President Bernard Wijetunge, Secretary Zahara Mufti and Director Public Relations Ahintha Amerasinghe, while Catholic National Association of the Laity National Chaplain Father Tony Martyn co-ordinated the meeting from the Archbishop’s House.

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