- On 14 October, 2022
International Buddhist Society of Nepal provides Saline and other essential medicines to Balangoda Base Hospital in Sri Lanka
Ten (10) tons of Normal Saline and other essential medicines, worth USD 25,000/- which was handed over to the Sri Lankan Embassy by the Most Ven. Maitri Nayaka Thero of the International Buddhist Society of Nepal in Lumbini was dispatched on 12th October 2022, courtesy SriLankan Airlines, to be given to the Balangoda Base Hospital.
This is the 3rd consignment of medicines sent to the people of Sri Lanka from Nepal since the economic crisis. Ven. Maitri Nayaka Thero, under whose initiative the 3rd consignment was donated, is the Chief Incumbent of the historic Anandakuti Vihar in Kathmandu, as well as the New Maitree Maha Viharaya in Lumbini. He received his university and Buddhist education in Sri Lanka where he lived from 1968 to 1979, and during which time he also worked as a social worker. Ven Maitri Thero has rendered yeoman service in the propagation of Theravada Buddhism in Nepal.
SriLankan Airlines has continued to assist the Embassy in dispatching donated medicines from Nepal by providing air freight free of charge.
14 October 2022