Sunday, 24 September 2023 01:22 GMT

Yohani responds to concerns on fundraising campaign

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette)

Singer Yohani has responded to concerns raised overย aย Go Fund Me fundraising campaign after the US based ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง denied any involvement with the project.

๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ค๐š ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐”๐’๐€ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ฒ denied ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐†๐จ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐๐Œ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ง๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ ๐ž๐ง๐๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐จ๐ซ.

โ€œThe Sri Lanka Foundation International USA would like to state categorically that this organization has not made any attempts to raise funds through GoFundMe since its origin,โ€ Sri Lanka Foundation said.

Issuing a clarification, Yohani said thatโ€œFor Sri Lankaโ€ the organisation involved in her project is a non-political independent movement founded by her with an aim to stand with the people of Sri Lanka amidst the country's worst socio economic crisis.

โ€œIt is also a platform which has a long term focus in place and pledges to work tirelessly in a non-political manner to achieve the goals to support the people of Sri Lanka. As our first initiative we are working on raising external funding from foreign donors to fund food, medical supplies and creative education,โ€ she said.

Yohani has appealed for financial assistance to help Sri Lanka which is facing a serious economic crisis.

In the Go Fund Me fundraising campaign Yohani and others are attempting to raise USD 1 Million through individual and collective campaigns.

โ€œAs an artist and as a person, I have remained non-political throughout my career. My team and I have been careful not to accept favour or affiliation, and I will stand by that principle going forward.ย But, as an ambassador to my country, with an international platform, I've decided to break my silence and lend my voice to my people back home considering the gravity of the situation,โ€ Yohani said.

Yohani said that she has been working on the fundraising project with a few fellow Sri Lankan artists who share her sentiment to contribute in a tangible way to the country. (Colombo Gazette)


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