Mega concert in Colombo to raise funds for 21/4 orphans

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Mary Kelly, Head of the National Committees and Membership of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL).

The traumatic terrorist attacks of April 21 were strongly condemned by the Paris based ICC Secretary General John Denton, said Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL). At a recent press briefing he said that the Chamber would be assisting affected families.

Mr. Weerakkody said a mega concert would be organized to raise funds to help orphaned children in their education and ancillary needs. Additionally, these funds would be utilized to ensure each of these children’s education would be assisted till their 18th year. Thereafter, considering their desire for higher studies, they would also be eligible for scholarship exposure. Funds collected would be an on-going assistance programme to ensure these youngsters would not be abandoned, but given an opportunity to ensure their future.

The concert would be a jointly organized event, sponsored by the ACCA, BMICH Colombo, Cinnamon Life, AIA Insurance, among others.

Mr. Weerakkody requested the business community of the country with representation in the ICCSL and other corporate entities to lend their assistance to ensure maximum support for the show. Outstanding local singers and performers would be featured in a musical review that would include musical variety from these outstanding stage personalities. He said an exceptional song and stage festival could be expected giving the audience a gratifying evening’s entertainment.

An ICCSL news report indicated that Mr. Weerakkody met with Head of the National Committees and Membership of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Mary Kelly, to strengthen their intervention for this cause.

CEO, BMICH Sunil Dissanayake said the concert would be held on July 13 at the main concert and conference hall at the BMICH.

ICCSL is the domestic chapter of the Paris based International business organization, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

ICC over the years expanded its roots in representation in 130 countries with membership numbering some 45 million persons. Sri Lanka is part of its membership. Trade facilitation, export & Import, and cross border issues relating to goods transit are areas of business addressed by ICC.

Recently ICC was accorded a permanent seat as an observer in the UN.