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 12 th October 2022,
courtesy SriLankan Airlines, to be given to the Balangoda Base Hospital.
This is the 3 rd consignment of medicines sent to the people of Sri Lanka from Nepal since
the economic crisis. Ven. Maitri Nayaka Thero, under whose initiative the 3 rd 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.